Intermediate Staff Association


The MVUB newsletter informs members about news from the MVUB and the University of Bern's network for young and advanced researchers.

We regurarely send newsletters (twice a semester) to inform you about upcomming events, whats happening in higher education politics, and news from within the MVUB. We also inform you about international events relevant to the intermediate staff, and further education opportunities.

Newsletter February 2024

About us

Anniversary of the University of Bern Intermediate Staff Association, MVUB
2024 - A special year for us

The MVUB is 30 years old! We want to use this anniversary year to look back, reflect on the status quo and, of course, take a look into the future of the association. All Members and intermediate staff workers, will be invited to various events throughout the year in order to exchange ideas and network with each other; after all, our aim is for the entire intermediate Staff to help shape the MVUB. We will publish our collected findings on our anniversary page.
As always, we will be holding our popular welcome events for docs and postdocs at the beginning of the semester. Our lunchtalks, which regularly deal with current topics relating to the working conditions and challenges of mid-level faculty, are also firmly planned. Last year, we organised an application photo shoot together with ALUMNI UniBE. The places were quickly booked out, which is why we will be organising this event again.
For the anniversary year, we have planned a portrait of MVUB in video format, and we are also inviting all members to a cosy get-together at the pavilion. The Gelateria di Berna will provide a sweet surprise.
Our association would not function without the active involvement of volunteers. To thank them for their commitment, we invite the members of the Board of Directors and the contact persons of the collective members to a lunch. In the anniversary year, they can look forward to particularly exclusive venues.

Change in the Executive Board 2024

Our Co-Presidium, consisting of Daniela Feller and Emmanuel Büttler, is passing the torch to Bettina Zimmermann and Florian Bochen. The presidency will be elected at the general meeting, in the meantime the two will act ad interim.


MVUB on tour: MVUB offers all members of the intermediate staff a coffee break with croissants

05 March 2024, UniS, 9:30-10:30 a.m., UniS, Schanzeneckstrasse 1, Lounge    

07 March 2024, Uni Tobler, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Uni Tobler, Länggassstrasse 49, at the bar    

12 March 2024, vonRoll, 10:00-11:00 a.m., vonRoll, Fabrikstrasse 8 in the foyer

No registration necessary. Offer while stocks last.
You can find the current MVUB events here


The MVUB supports you with various issues. We can help you directly or in your search for the right contact point.
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Calls / Grants / Preise

University of Bern: 4th Call "UniBE Short Travel Grants for (Post)Docs"
Next application deadline: 1 March 2024
Studies: Funding Program «UniBE Short Travel Grants for (Post)Docs» - University of Bern

Promotion Fund
Funding for networking activities of intermediate staff faculty members. Next submission deadline: 25 April 2024
Research: Promotion Fund - University of Bern (

120% Care Grant for early career researchers of UniBE on a postdoc level
The next application deadline is Friday, 1 March 2024.   
Research: 120% Care Grant - University of Bern ( 

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Euresearch: Status Horizon Europe
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