International Co-Investigator Scheme (previously Money Follows Cooperation Line)

The International Co-Investigator Scheme provides funding for cross-border projects with international partners.

The aim of the International Co-Investigator Scheme is to facilitate and finance collaborative research projects with international partners. It is targeted at researchers in Switzerland whose projects include subprojects abroad. Both the Swiss-based project and the subproject conducted by the international partner will be evaluated and funded by the SNSF.

The agreement with Sweden, Norway, Germany and Austria covers all disciplines, while the agreement with Britain covers only the humanities and social sciences.

The International Co-Investigator Scheme is a project funding scheme. The requirements set out in Articles 4 and 5 of the Project Funding Regulations also apply to international co-applicants. Overhead costs and the salary of the applicant abroad are not covered by the scheme.

International research teams based in countries other than those listed above can also participate in Swiss projects under the Sinergia programme.

Submission deadlines

1 October and 1 April


International Co-Investigator Scheme