Calls for proposals

A funding proposal is regarded as submitted in due time if received by the SNSF on the last day of the deadline or by 17.00h Swiss local time on the submission date. If the deadline or the submission date falls on a Saturday, a Sunday or a holiday recognised under Swiss federal law, the deadline or submission date will be moved forward to 17.00h Swiss local time on the next working day.

Submission deadline Funding scheme



The SNSF awards R’Equip grants in all scientific disciplines for the acquisition, modernisation and development of large-scale research equipment.



Brazilian-Swiss Joint Research Programme

In the context of the bilateral programmes initiated by the Swiss government, the SNSF, the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies (CONFAP) are issuing a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs).



BioLink: grants for the networking of biobanks established for research purposes

The SNSF is launching a call for project proposals aimed at networking biobanks by harmonising their IT systems. The networking serves a well-defined, scientific research purpose. The call is open to all research domains. Letters of intent must be sent to by 22 March 2019.



Sino-Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation (SSSTC): Call for proposals for Joint Research Projects with China (JRPs)

In the context of the bilateral programmes initiated by the federal government, the SNSF and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are issuing a call for Joint Research Projects (JRPs).




Sinergia promotes the interdisciplinary collaboration of two to four research groups that propose breakthrough research.



BRIDGE Proof of Concept

The eleventh call for BRIDGE Proof of Concept projects is open until 3 June 2019. Young researchers who want to apply their research results and realize an innovative product or service can submit their project proposal.



Call for COST projects in Switzerland 2019

The SNSF is launching the 2019 call for projects conducted in Switzerland within the scope of COST networks (COST Actions).



Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT) 2019

For the fifth time, the SNSF is launching a call for targeted funding of investigator-initiated clinical studies that are outside the industry focus.