precoR (Funding precompetitive research)

Initiative for funding precompetitive research

​precoR is open to researchers in Switzerland whose basic research projects are aimed at implementing a well-defined application, but are not yet sufficiently advanced to be implemented and strategically (co-)managed by industry partners. The initiative supports research that is capable of generating the insights needed to develop an application. Applicants may request funding to cover the salaries of their project staff (doctoral students, postdocs, technicians) as well as the costs of research and equipment.

No further calls for proposals will be launched for precoR. Pre-competitive research will continue to be funded under the joint “Bridge” programme of the SNSF and the CTI.

Joint programme of SNSF and CTI: building a "Bridge"


Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences division