SNSF - Weave

Research and Transfer Service

Submission deadline: 1 April 2021

Submission deadline: 1 April, 2021

The SNSF and European research funders have signed a multilateral agreement to further simplify the submission of research projects with partners abroad.

Weave is a multilateral agreement, which enables collaborative projects under the same framework conditions with all participating countries and simplifies the submission of joint applications by centralising evaluation at a single agency. This scheme enables trilateral projects.

Researchers submitting to the SNSF will need to meet the SNSF deadlines of 1 April and 1 October, the others the deadlines announced by the agency abroad. Moreover, trilateral projects are also possible now.

Part of SNSF project funding

Both the existing Lead Agency agreement and the Weave agreement are embedded in the SNSF's project funding scheme. There is no additional budget and the usual project funding requirements apply. For instance, researchers may only submit a Lead Agency application if there are no thematic overlaps with applications under evaluation at the SNSF or with ongoing projects.

Start with nine countries and regions

In a first step, Weave will replace the existing Lead Agency agreements with Austria, Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia), Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland and Slovenia. Norway and Sweden will be added to this list within the next few years. The bilateral Lead Agency agreements with France, Sao Paulo, South Africa and South Tyrol will remain in place without any changes.

For more information, please contact Ms. Dafne Pedrazzoli.