Lead Agency process with Poland

Under the Lead Agency process, a joint application by researchers in Switzerland and Poland 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.

In both countries the maximum project duration is 3 years.

At approximately 30 per cent, the success rate of the NCN is lower than the SNSF rate.

Applications have to be submitted in English.

Submission 2019: The SNSF and the NCN have agreed to take turns as the Lead Agency on a yearly basis. In 2019, the SNSF will act as a Lead Agency, regardless of whether the larger portion of the project budget is requested in Switzerland or in Poland.

Deadline for the submission: 1 October 2019 at 17.00

The Polish applicants are requested to also submit the application at the NCN.

A detailed budget sheet must be filled in for the Polish budget.

The data management plan (DMP) covers all research data generated or used during the project.