Research in Palliative Care

The SAMS, the Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and the Gottfried and Julia Bangerter-Rhyner Foundation jointly supported palliative care research in Switzerland from 2014 to 2018. To achieve this objective, the two foundations have made available an envelope of around CHF 1 million per year to finance research projects in Switzerland and research stays abroad to promote knowledge transfer.

Within this program, 35 grants for research projects and 4 fellowships for education and research abroad were awarded. The synopsis provides an overview of all program grantees. The last call for proposals took place in 2018, with grants running until 2022.


Details concerning the research areas supported, the procedure and the evaluation criteria can be found in the program regulations.


Symposium 2019

The most important results of supported projects will be presented at a research symposium organised by the SAMS in autumn 2019. This day will also be an opportunity to review the program and reflect on the future of palliative care research funding in Switzerland. Details will be published via our newsletter and on this website.



Dr. Myriam Tapernoux
Head of Department