SNSF SPIRIT - International Research projects

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Submission deadline: 2 Novembre 2022

Submission deadline: 2 November, 2022

The SPIRIT programme facilitates knowledge exchange between Swiss researchers and researchers in selected countries that are receiving development assistance. With SPIRIT, the SNSF is giving Swiss researchers more opportunities to collaborate with partners in many countries around the world.* Researchers from all disciplines can apply for a SPIRIT grant. Special focus will be given to equal opportunities and the promotion of women scientists, as well as to raising awareness of gender-specific questions.

Funding & Duration

Funding is awarded to research projects with clearly defined goals that are submitted by excellent research consortia from two to four countries.  The grants contribute to the education of researchers in all participating countries

Applicants can request between 50,000 and 500,000 francs in project funds for two to four years. At least 30% of each approved grant must be allocated to Switzerland and at least 30% to the relevant partner country/countries.


Swiss applicants must meet the eligibility requirements applicable to SNSF project funding.


For further information, please visit the SNSF dedicated page or contact Ms. Janice Casarella.



* The SNSF determines the eligible partner countries on the basis of the list of official development assistance recipients established by the OECD Development Assistance Committee (attached document)