IMI Call for Projects 2019

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

With this new call for proposals, the IMI is 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 proposals, the IMI intends 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 (NEW DATES!)

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.

Previous call for projects

Helping media fight misinformation and restore the public’s trust” (2018)



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


February 2020

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


Between 1 March and 1 June 2019

Start of the projects