SNSF Interdisciplinary projects

General conditions

An application is considered as interdisciplinary if the following three requirements are cumulatively complied:

  • The research topic includes two or more scientific disciplines.
  • The research requires the reciprocal interaction between two or more disciplines.
  • Within the scientific approach, the reference to common theoretical concepts and methods as well as to their common evolution is needed for all involved disciplines.

The research plan and the CVS must be written in English. Exceptions can be accorded prior to submission upon request to the administrative office of the SNSF (see contacts).

Deadline: October 1st

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SNSF Projects – Investigator-Driven Research

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) accepts applications for project funding for basic scientific research on 1st March and 1st October each year. Applications must be submitted directly by researchers.

Any researcher working in Switzerland is entitled to participate. Researchers are free to choose their research topics. Applicants will be notified no later than 6 months after the final date for submission of applications whether their application has been successful.

SNF project funding grants cover direct research costs (staff salaries, materials, travel costs etc.).

Applications will be evaluated by the SNSF Research Council based on peer reviews by external experts working in most cases outside Switzerland. The central criteria for evaluation are the scientific quality, originality and project methodology as well as qualifications and track record of the applicants.  Grants are awarded on a competitive basis.

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SNSF R’Equip; deadline: May 15

R’Equip – Research Equipment

Under its R’Equip programme (Research Equipment), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports the purchase, development and modernization (upgrading) of research equipment, which is essential for the launch of new research facilities.

In many research areas success is dependent on the availability of top-quality equipment. In recent years, investment in such research equipment at Swiss higher education institutions has declined to a relatively low level. The SNSF has set itself the objective with its R’Equip programme of forestalling this trend before any deficits become evident in the national research infrastructure.

The SNSF accepts applications for R’Equip funding for all specialist areas. The conditions for applications and funding are to be found in the R’Equip regulations.

The deadline for submission of the next round of funding applications is 15th of may 2010. The SNSF will announce the decisions of its Research Council in the second half of november 2010. The earliest possible starting date for R’Equip grants will be 01 December 2010.

Please note that R’Equip proposals can only be submitted on the electronic pathway, via the portal mySNF.

SNSF Sinergia

SNSF Sinergia

With Sinergia, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) aims to make collaborative projects in independent research possible. Funding will be given to interconnected projects consisting of at least 3 to a maximum of 6 research groups. The groups will jointly tackle a proposed topic which taps into a very promising new area of research and/or is at the cutting-edge of international research. The programme is geared towards research teams working within one discipline as well as for interdisciplinary projects. Continue reading

SNSF programme Research Partnerships with Developing Countries

Research partnerships with developing countries: new call for funding applications

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is again launching the programme Research Partnerships with Developing Countries. The programme is a joint initiative by SNSF and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). It is open to all scientific disciplines and a multitude of countries. The submission deadline for projects is 18 January 2010.

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