SNSF - Spark

Servizio ricerca e trasferimento del sapere

Submission deadline: 2 Maggio 2023

Submission deadline: 2 May 2023

Following a positive evaluation of the pilot phase, Spark is now part of the SNSF's regular funding portfolio. The next call opens on 3 April 2023.
The aim of Spark is to fund the rapid testing or development of new scientific approaches, method, theories, standards and ideas.
The criteria for the award are:

  • Unconventionality of the proposed research project
  • Scientific quality of the project
  • Potential for impact

The grants are open to all disciplines and support projects of 6-12 months with up to CHF 100’000. 

Eligibility criteria

- Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent qualification;

- Applicants must have developed the idea for the proposal themselves;

- Applicants must either be employed at an eligible Swiss institution.

For further information, please visit the official SNSF website or contact Benedetto Lepori.