Call for Projects 2019

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.



September 2, 2019

Launch of the call for projects


September 26, 2019 from 09:00 to 12:30

Open days at RTS (Geneva)


October 4, 2019 from 17:00 to 19:00

Open days at Le Temps (Lausanne)


October 13, 2019 at 17:00

Deadline for submitting pre-proposals


November 10, 2019

End of pre-proposal evaluations by the IMI Scientific Committee


December 8, 2019 at 17:00

Deadline for submitting full proposals


January 19, 2020

End of full proposal evaluations by the IMI Scientific Committee


March 6, 2020

Validation by the IMI Board of the projects to be funded


From January 1, 2021

Start of projects