Lead Agency process with the Czech Republic

Under the Lead Agency process, a joint application by researchers in Switzerland and the Czech Republic can be submitted to one of the two national research funding organisations. The submission process is governed by the provisions in force at the relevant organisation

At the Czech Science Foundation (GACR), the Lead Agency process is limited to Lead Agency Grants.

In both countries the maximum project duration is 3 years.

At approximately 25 per cent, the success rate of GACR is lower than the SNSF’s success rate.

All applications must be in English.

Submission: The SNSF and GACR have agreed to take turns as the Lead Agency on a yearly basis. The next submission is possible in 2021.

As GACR does not request a data management plan (DMP), applicants will need to complete the DMP data container on the mySNF platform. The DMP covers all research data generated or used during the project.