SNSF Project Funding 2020

Servizio ricerca e trasferimento del sapere

Submission deadline: 8 Aprile 2020

Submission deadline: 8 April 2020

The SNSF project funding scheme funds qualified researchers to conduct their own research project in any field. Topic and goals are freely defined by the researchers, who can apply for funding of research costs and staff salaries, as well as of scientific cooperation, networking and communication. The grant does not cover the applicants’ own salary. The funding period ranges from 1 - 4 years (researchers are encouraged to prepare and submit 4-years projects), with grants starting at CHF 50,000. 

Applicants must:

  • Have obtained a doctorate 4 years before the submission date of the application or they must have completed 3 years of research work as their main source of income; 
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Be able to show that the necessary research infrastructure is at their disposal.

Grantees of the SNSF cannot be employees in an SNSF project at the same time and Ambizione grant holders are excluded from submitting grants to project funding; SNSF professors are excluded for the first two years of their professorship.

For further information, please contact Ms. Dafne Pedrazzoli