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 2020: The SNSF and the ARRS have agreed to take turns as the Lead Agency on a yearly basis. In 2020, the ARRS will have the role of Lead Agency, regardless of whether the larger portion of the project budget is requested in Switzerland or in Slovenia. The call will be opened in the 4th quarter of 2020.

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.