National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs)

Cutting-edge research made in Switzerland

​NCCRs are aimed at established researchers in Switzerland who wish to pursue a long-term research project on a theme of strategic importance. The NCCR management teams are based at a higher education institution or at another renowned research institution. NCCRs are backed by one or more home institution.

The budget for each series of NCCRs is determined by parliament. In addition to federal funds, NCCRs receive funding from higher education institutions and from third parties.

Submission dates

Calls for NCCRs are issued periodically. The SNSF informs the public about new calls for NCCR proposals at an early stage.


Phone: +41 31 308 22 92