SNSF Project Funding 2020 and ongoing projects - Submission deadline extended and flexible solutions

Research and Transfer Service

20 March 2020

SNSF Project Funding: Extended submission deadline

In view of the special situation in which we find ourselves, the SNSF has decided to extend the submission deadline for project funding proposal and to evaluate all applications that arrive by 8 April 2020 at the latest.

If you manage to complete your application by 1 April, you can of course send it to the SNSF without delay, in order to give them more controle over the evaluation process during this extraordinary phase and enable them to assign the applications more efficiently.

A tolerance limit of 2 months applies to lifetime management deadlines for ongoing projects. This concerns, for example, the submission of scientific and financial reports.

Researchers' Salaries:

The salaries of staff employed on SNSF-funded projects and all other costs relevant to the project will be paid by the SNSF via the higher education institutions until the official end of the project. This continues to apply even if work at the institute is suspended in-between.

Adherence to timetable and budget:

Research work should be organised in a way that allows the project to finish on time without exceeding its budget.

However, if your research project is delayed because of the Covid-19 pandemic, you may:

  • apply for a cost-neutral extension of your grant pursuant to the relevant regulations. You can submit such an extension application via the "Messages/Requests" data container of your project in mySNF.
  • apply for a supplementary grant for project completion (if your need more money to complete your project). You can submit the application via the "Supplementary grants" data container of your project in mySNF.

Research with care duties:

The SNSF appreciates that some researchers may not be able to work the number of hours they usually do because of the pandemic. The researchers with care duties' applications for supplementary grants should generally be approved. 


For further info, please contact Ms. Dafne Pedrazzoli