The University of Lucerne research committee (FoKo) is responsible for promoting research activities as well as coordinating research policy. It also serves as the research committee for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for the University of Lucerne (FK-SNSF) and awards SNSF mobility grants for emerging researchers. The president of the FoKo/FK-SNSF is Prof. Dr. Alexander Trechsel. The FoKo/FK-SNSF is supported by the Research Promotion Unit, directed by Dr. Bruno Z’Graggen.