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


Foundation for Political Science Grants: two grants for 2019

The Foundation for Political Science Grants offers Swiss university graduates the opportunity to work inside the Federal Palace for a full year. In so doing, the Foundation aims to foster the dialogue between science and politics. It works with several partners who contribute to the science policy grants, among them the SNSF. The call is the sole responsibility of the Foundation for Political Science Grants.



Call for tenders for a landscape and cost analysis of data repositories

The SNSF, together with the programme «Scientific information» (P-5) of swissuniversities, launches a call to develop a concept that analyzes the current need for data repositories, shows the existing types and describes different funding scenarios. The submission deadline is 2 July 2018.




Postdoc.Mobility fellowships support postdocs who wish to conduct a research stay abroad.



Second call for NRP 73

NRP 73 ″Sustainable Economy″ is launching a second call to fill research gaps. The first projects of NRP 73 got underway in early 2018. They cover a wide range of research topics. But a few research gaps remain. The Steering Committee of NRP 73 is hoping to close them by launching a second call.




Doc.Mobility fellowships of the SNSF enable doctoral students to write part of their PhD at a host institution abroad. Doctoral students matriculated abroad must move to a new institution for the fellowship. These fellowships are awarded for 6 to 18 months.



Early Postdoc.Mobility

Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships of the SNSF enable postdocs starting their career to spend a postdoc research stay abroad. In principle, these fellowships are awarded for 18 months, in justified cases for at least 12 months.




The Agora scheme aims to promote the spread of knowledge, as well as the exchange of views and perspectives about scientific research. It therefore encourages projects involving two-way processes - with interaction and listening - which generate dialogues between researchers and the public.



Doc.CH (GSW)

The Doc.CH grants in the humanities and social sciences (HSS) are awarded by the SNSF to promising researchers who wish to write a dissertation in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland on a topic of their own choice.



Second call of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme

The SNSF is for the second time participating in the call of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme.