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The Foundation strives to build relationships with its supporters and investors. Aside from providing outright non-restricted financial contributions to help support research and educational activities, there are other means to contribute. All forms of support are greatly appreciated and welcomed!


Unrestricted funding is the most desired form of financial contribution since it allows flexible handling of resources in the area of greatest need which may change from year-to-year. For example, specific grant funding covers material costs and research personnel, but funding is still needed to pay for administrative support needed to manage the foundation.

Support a Professorship

A professorship is usually supported for a duration of 6 years and includes an amount of CHF 1.5 Mio over this time period. A particular name according to the request of the benefactor can be assigned to the professorship.

Support a Research Project

Various research project need financial support. The support can be partial or for a whole project. See the foundation’s current research projects

Support a Research Fellow

The costs of a research fellow amount to CHF 100’000 per year. Fellows can be supported in the areas of atherosclerosis, cardiovascular risk factors, aging, stem cell research, myocardial infarction or heart failure.

Support a PhD Student

The costs of a PhD student amount to CHF 50’000 per year. The duration of a PhD doctoral thesis is 3 years.

Training Grants

A training grant is awarded to medical graduates or research fellows (aged <36 years) who wish to update their training with modern cardiological or technical research methods. Duration 6-12 months. Costs CHF 30’000-60’000.


For more information, please contact the following persons responsible for development:

Dr. Ruth Amstein
Phone: +41 (0)44 250 40 87

Werner Schär
Phone: +41 (0)44 250 40 82