Swiss National Science Foundation Project Funding Grant

Submission deadlines: 

1 April and 1 October
17.00 Swiss local time

Applications for project funding can be submitted if the following personal and formal requirements are met. If two or more applicants jointly submit an application, each applicant must individually meet the requirements.

 · Natural persons are eligible to submit applications if they meet the general eligibility requirements for the submission of applications of the Funding Regulations of the SNSF.


 · Applicants must have obtained a doctorate four years before the submission date of the application or they must have completed three years of research work as their main source of income since obtaining their higher education degree. Such research work will be regarded as equivalent to a doctorate.


 · Applicants must be in a position to carry out research projects under their own responsibility, must make a substantial contribution to the proposed research and lead project staff both scientifically and as personnel. Researchers who assume an independent research post less than four years after obtaining the doctorate may submit project funding applications as soon as they assume the said position.


 · Applicants must be able to show that they are employed at least 50% for the duration of the project at a research institution eligible for research funding from the SNSF. Special rules apply to positions for clinically active researchers as well as staff at museums and archives and self-employed persons.




Division Humanities and Social Sciences

Division Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Division Biology and Medicine

Telephone (reception):
031 308 22 22

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SNSF Project Funding complete information
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