Lead Agency process with Slovenia

Under the Lead Agency process, a joint application by researchers in Switzerland and Slovenia 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 Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), the Lead Agency process is limited to Research Projects programme.

In both countries the maximum project duration is 3 years.

At approximately 22 per cent, the success rate of the ARRS is lower than the SNSF’s success rate.

All applications must be in English.

Submission 2019: The SNSF and the ARRS have agreed to take turns as the Lead Agency on a yearly basis. In 2019, the SNSF will have the role of Lead Agency, regardless of whether the larger portion of the project budget is requested in Switzerland or in Slovenia. Deadline for submission: 1 October 2019 at 5.00 pm.

When the SNSF is the Lead Agency, Slovenian applicants must also submit the application at the ARRS.

As the ARRS 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.