The Swiss National Science Foundation (hereinafter "the SNSF") provides project funding to enable researchers to conduct research projects on self-chosen topics and with self-chosen goals under their own responsibility.
Researchers can apply for coverage of research costs and staff salaries as well as for the funding of scientific cooperation, networking and communication; however, they may not apply for their own salaries.
The grants are awarded for one to four years and the minimum amount that can be requested is 50 000 CHF. Project funding is intended to encourage researchers to focus on one project and plan it for a four-year period.
Guidelines and regulations