Phospholipid Research: How to Submit a Grant Application to the PRC


We know that preparing phospholipid funding applications is time-consuming and often stressful. That is why we have put together some documents here to help you write your grant application for your phospholipid-related research.

These templates contain guidelines that must be followed! Otherwise it may lead to a rejection of your application.

A clear structure and outline of essential details relating to the experiment will provide a sound basis for the Scientific Advisory Council to enable a swift evaluation of the proposal by the Board.


In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Phospholipid Research Center.

How to apply

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Send us (one document, PDF only)

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page)
  • Application form for research proposal (maximum 14 pages, without references)
  • Literature references
  • Short CV (maximum 1 page for every PI)


The deadline for research proposals and submissions is every calendar year on November 30. The proposals will be kept confidential.

Please send your application and enquiries by email to:

We only accept PDF files.

Receipt of proposals will be confirmed no later than 2 weeks after submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.

Extent and duration of the financial support

The extent and duration of the financial support depends on predicted research efforts and the attractiveness of the proposal. Normally, the funding of PhD thesis projects is for 3–4 years and postdoc projects for 1–2 years. In general, the funding includes salary, chemicals & consumables, and travel funds (these funds should be initially used to visit events organized by the Phospholipid Research Center). The costs may be funded completely or partially. However, technical employees, additional university overhead costs, and acquisition of equipment are not financed.

The funding sum, especially the salary, should be related to the country specific costs for such projects. These costs need to be justified by referring to official country specific guidelines issued by, e.g., the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), The Dutch Research Council (NWO), or the German Research Foundation (DFG).

How to report


The Phospholipid Research Center requests progress reports after achieving mutually agreed milestones (please see the provided templates) which are made available to the Scientific Advisory Council.

Payments will be made after the research achievements have been reported, as described in the research proposal. The final and possibly intermediate results should be published in reputable journals with acknowledgment of the support provided by the Phospholipid Research Center. The Scientific Advisory Council of the Phospholipid Research Center will decide on the awarding of research grants.

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Please send your final or interim report by email to:

We only accept PDF files.