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
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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