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Faculty of Science



We have a collective responsibility to ensure the well-being of all people, including future generations. Shifting society towards social, environmental, and economical sustainability requires interdisciplinary collaboration, research excellence, and transformative education; it requires students, faculty, staff, and community to be environmental stewards, critical thinkers, and change agents.

The MNF strives to motivate all MNF community members to take action by offering funding and implementation support for people to realize their ideas:

“Make Irchel More Sustainable!” Grant Program

The “Make Irchel More Sustainable!” (MIMS) Grant supports members of the UZH community (students and staff) who want to improve sustainability at the Irchel Campus. It is joint initiative of the Dean and Sustainability Committee of the Faculty of Science (MNF) to promote active citizenship and social and environmental awareness in our Irchel community. Successful applicants can receive up to 5,000 CHF to implement small-scale sustainability projects. Previous grants winners include the Irchel Nature Trail , Irchel Student Garden, Organic Food Hub at Irchel, and the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework

Proposed projects can focus on any aspect of sustainability (environmental, social, or economic) and could, for example, suggest improvements to campus infrastructure or practices, scientific or social events, new tools or resources, and more. Be innovative! Important: the projects should be feasible and concrete. We are looking for well-designed projects that can be implemented within about one year, and we support the implementation of these projects with up to CHF 5’000. For more information on applying, please consider the “MIMS Grant Program Description”


Submit the application to Sara Petchey via