Call for Projects 2019

This call for projects is now closed. Please refer instead to the IMI Research Grant.

Helping media build stronger ties with the public and enhance its engagement

With this new call for proposals, we are now accepting applications for projects related to the crucial question of the relationship between media organizations and their audiences. How to renew your audience while retaining credibility? How to establish a dialogue and a strong sense of trust with your community? How to foster greater mutual engagement between the media and the public?

Through this call for projects, we intend to defend the principle of applied research allowing for media partners to carry on their digital transformation and their quest for sustainable solutions, and for scientific institutions to pursue novel research in their domains.

For more information, including the terms of participation, submission process, evaluation criteria and timeline, please refer to the document below which is available in English or French.

Open days registration (now closed)

Open days are organized specifically for affiliated researchers by RTS (26.09.2019, 09:00-12:30, Geneva) and Le Temps (04.10.2019, 17:00-19:00, Lausanne) to share their expectations and to help establish partnerships.

Please register here.


Please visit this page to learn more about the projects and their results.



2 September 2019

Launch of the call for projects


26 September 2019 from 09:00 to 12:30

Open days at RTS (Geneva)


4 October 2019 from 17:00 to 19:00

Open days at Le Temps (Lausanne)


13 October 2019 at 17:00

Deadline for submitting pre-proposals


10 November 2019

End of pre-proposal evaluations by the IMI Scientific Committee


8 December 2019 at 17:00

Deadline for submitting full proposals


19 January 2020

End of full proposal evaluations by the IMI Scientific Committee


6 March 2020

Validation by the IMI Board of the projects that will receive funding


From 1 January 2021

Start of the projects