Booster Fund

BeLEARN has a Booster Fund to provide initial funding for new projects. 

In 2023, the fund contains CHF 100’000. All researchers from founding members of BeLEARN are eligible to submit their applications. Members of FFHS, IBW and start-ups can also submit applications, if two founding members of BeLEARN are part of the project.


Applications can be submitted by March 31th and September 30th.


In 2023 there is a minium of CHF 50’000 available for each deadline. If less than CHF 50’000 are awarded, the remaining amount will be added to the next deadline.


A decision will be taken within a month after the deadline. For each application, the maximum amount awarded cannot exceed CHF 10’000 per applying partner, i.e. for a collaboration project of two partners, the maximum amount is CHF 20’000, for three partners CHF 30’000 and so on.

The application and decision process is shown in the flow chart below.

Please check the PDF for detailed information about the booster fund.

Don’t hesitate to contact the BeLEARN office ( or the locomotive of your university, if you have further questions.


Uni Bern: Etna Krakenberger (
PH Bern: Martin Dobricki (
BFH: Ioana Gatzka (
EPFL: Jessica Dehler (
EHB: Carmen Baumeler (

Process  Booster Fund Project 

Submission, approval, and accountability of start-up funding applications for BeLEARN projects

The BeLEARN Fund provides seed funding for cross-institutional innovative BeLEARN projects. Individuals jointly submit applications from at least two BeLEARN institutions. Submission, approval, and accountability of applications are governed by the following:

Individuals from two or more BeLEARN institutions have a joint idea for a research or development project. The idea/outline is discussed with the supervisor and a member of the group "les locomotives" according to internal university agreements.

With internal approval from the supervisor and ideally with the support of beneficiaries, the start-up can apply for funding. The application is made via this form and sent to

Final Report for Booster Fund Project 


Applicants submit a brief report and an accounting attachment (without supporting documents) via pdf to no later than one month after project completion. The report may be published on the BeLEARN website. The report (without annex) can also be in the form of a video – the BeLEARN office is available for support in the implementation. 

Abschlussbericht Booster Fund Projekt

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Final Report for Booster Fund Project

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