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


Project funding

Under the project funding scheme, qualified researchers define their research themes and objectives themselves and conduct their project under their own responsibility. As 1 April 2017 falls on a Saturday, the submission deadline for proposals is 3 April 2017 at 5 p.m.



ERA-NET NORFACE - Multilateral Joint Call "Transformations to Sustainability" (T2S)

The ERA-NET NORFACE, the Belmont Forum and the ISSC are launching the multilateral call "Transformations to Sustainability (T2S)". The call will be open to all researchers in the humanities and social sciences in Switzerland.



First call for proposals for BRIDGE Discovery

The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the SNSF are launching the first call for proposals for the funding scheme BRIDGE Discovery.



Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers

The programme "JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Overseas Researchers" enables Swiss researchers to stay in Japan for 12 to 24 months. Applications need to be submitted by 31 March 2017 (extended by one month).



SNSF professorships

The SNSF professorships enable excellent young researchers who wish to pursue an academic career and have several years of recognised research experience to take a major step forward.



COST - European Cooperation in Science and Technology

The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) entrusted the SNSF with the operational management of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) as of 1 January 2017. The first call for research projects related to COST Actions will be launched on 27 March 2017.




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




Sinergia promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between two to four research groups whose project involves breakthrough research.



r4d programme: third thematically open call

The thematically open module invites high-quality research that contributes to the solution of global problems in least-developed, low- and middle-income countries. The topics in this module will be defined bottom-up, i.e. by the researchers themselves.



NRP 72: launch of second call

The National Research Programme "Antimicrobial Resistance" (NRP 72) is launching a second call to fill specific research gaps: projects pursuing a One Health approach, new diagnostic methods and additional intervention studies.