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.

Applicants can apply for funding of research costs and staff salaries, as well as of scientific cooperation, networking and communication; however, they may not apply for their own salaries.

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

​Submission deadlines

1 April and 1 October
17.00 Swiss local time

Contact

Division Humanities and Social Sciences
E-mail div1@snf.ch

Division Mathematics, Natural and Engineering Sciences
E-mail div2@snf.ch

Division Biology and Medicine
E-mail div3@snf.ch

Telephone (reception):
031 308 22 22