Lead Agency process with Sao Paulo

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

At the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), the Lead Agency process is open to “Regular Grants” and “Thematic Grants”.

In both countries the maximum project duration is 4 years.

The two funding agencies apply their respective success rates.

All applications must be in English.

Submission: The SNSF and FAPESP have agreed to take turns as the Lead Agency on a yearly basis. Applications can be submitted to the SNSF on 1 October 2020 and 1 April 2021 and to FAPESP at any time between 1 October 2021 and 30 September 2022.

When the SNSF is the Lead Agency, applicants from Sao Paulo must also submit the application at FAPESP.

If you submit an application under the Lead Agency process to a foreign partner organization which serves as Lead Agency, you have to complete the DMP on mySNF once the project is approved, regardless of whether a DMP is requested by the foreign partner organization/by the consortium. The DMP covers all research data which are generated or used during the project and has to comply with the SNSF Open Research Data Policy.