Data Science Impulse

Created to promote interdisciplinary exchanges and collaboration around data management and processing, the Data Science Competence Center (CCSD) at the University of Geneva intends to lead, each year, a collective reflection on a particular theme.

This theme should promote significant scientific contributions to international research, while being cross-cutting enough to allow issues and disciplines to come together. For 2020-2021, the theme chosen by the Center is the issue of epidemics and phenomena of diffusion, whatever they may be: viral spreads, fake news, cross-asset contagion, etc. and how data science is opening up new approaches to these phenomena.

In this context, the CCSD is launching the "Data Science Impulse" grant, intended to support the development of a project led by an interdisciplinary team of UNIGE researchers, on the theme of the year. This impulse grant, in the amount of CHF 15,000, aims to support the maturation or consolidation of a project, with a view to its future submission to other Swiss or international research funding programs.

You can find the call for projects below.

Deadline for submitting applications: October 30, 2020, midnight, using the form below. Send it to

Contact: Dr. Guive Khan-Mohammad, CCSD Program Manager.