Project funding

Make your ideas reality with the SNSF!

With its project funding scheme, the Swiss National Science Foundation enables researchers to independently conduct research projects with topics and goals of their own choice.

Researchers can apply for funding to cover the costs of research work, staff salaries, scientific collaboration, networking and communication; but their own salaries are not covered.

The funding period ranges from one to four years, with grants starting at CHF 50,000 (minimum amount). Researchers are encouraged to focus on one project and plan it for a four-year period.

​Submission deadlines

1 April and 1 October
17.00 Swiss local time


Division Humanities and Social Sciences

Division Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences

Division Biology and Medicine

Telephone (reception):
031 308 22 22