Unit | Project and Grant Service

Project & Grant Service Unit (PGSU) is keeping in touch with research, service and training project stakeholders globally – researchers and experts, partner and funding organisations, and our internal project leaders.

The unit’s members cover broad expertise from scientific, management, organisation and project development, and legal background to serve Swiss TPH and its partners throughout the project life cycle.

The team supports institutional project processes and competitive project grant applications across departments, runs an up-to-date project database and is concerned with contracting and agreement issues.


Entry point for Funders and Partners

External funding organisations or potential partners who wish to inform Swiss TPH on upcoming funding opportunities and open calls or would like to express interest in collaboration please do so via pgsswisstph.ch. We welcome both your offers and requests. 

Project development in partner alliances

In promoting research, teaching, and service projects in interdisciplinary partnership, PGSU is streamlining collaborative project developments with partner organizations in both the South and North in a sustainable manner and in accordance with our key areas of activities and the SDGs.

Leading House Sub-Saharan Africa

PGSU is exerting Swiss TPH’s leading house function, supported by the University of Basel, for bilateral research collaboration with partner institutions in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

Mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), the Leading House promotes and fosters scientific cooperation with key institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa for the funding period 2017-2020.

Quality development

PGSU provides a quality assured and maintained project database for internal portfolio and external reporting purposes and contributes to regular updates and implementation of the Swiss TPH strategy.

PGSU ensures technical supervision of PhD projects through a guided PhD proposal review process (Research Commission).

Research Commission for PhD students

PGSU ensures technical supervision of PhD projects through a guided PhD proposal review process.

Grant Office

PGSU supports Swiss TPH scientists in applying to third-party funds and promotes harmonization of in-house activities. The unit is conducting grant management of large collaborative research projects where Swiss TPH is consortium leader.

Contract Office

PGSU is the entry point for contracts and agreements with funders and partner organizations of the academic and private sector. The unit offers organizational and legal guidance for project contracting and intellectual property issues, in collaboration with the Technology Transfer University of Basel, Unitectra.