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Research support - Grants

The LIVES Centre offers three types of grants to support innovation in life course research. These funds are addressed to the members of the LIVES Centre as well as to the extended network of researchers studying the life course and vulnerability. 

Any question on this subject can be sent to the scientific officer of the LIVES Centre -

LIVES Seed money

This grant aims to facilitate the preparation of new research projects on the life course and vulnerability. It is aimed at established researchers who wish to prepare a major grant proposal in the field of life course research.

Funded projects with seed money in 2024

Funded projects with seed money in 2023


LIVES Young scholars

This project is specifically aimed at young researchers - doctoral students or post-doctoral fellows - who plan to conduct innovative life course research. The grant can be used to write a paper (for PhD students and post-docs) or to develop a new project (for post-docs).

Young scholars supported in 2024

Young scholars supported in 2023


LIVES Visitor grant

The LIVES Centre offers visiting scholarships to foreign researchers who wish to visit the LIVES Centre at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva and participate in joint research with members of the LIVES Centre.

Visiting researchers in 2024

Visiting researchers in 2023


Furthermore, LIVES members have the possibility to organise working groups on specific themes in order to foster exchange between junior and senior researchers, funded by the LIVES Centre. (The document is in French)

Seed money




Young scholars