At the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), the Weave process is available in the funding scheme for individual grants.

In both countries the maximum project duration is 36 months.

If you are planning to submit your Lead Agency proposal in a language other than English (only possible in certain disciplines in the humanities and social sciences), you will need to discuss this in advance with the agencies involved.

Applications submitted to the SNSF are evaluated separately by the evaluation bodies of the SNSF and the DFG. The evaluation generally takes at least six months.

In addition to individual grants, Swiss researchers can apply for funding in the following schemes with multi-stage evaluation procedures. In both cases, the evaluation is performed by the DFG.

  • Priority Programmes: participation at project level, researchers in Switzerland can submit applications under a German PI (maximum project duration in both countries: 36 months).
  • Research Units: up to two Swiss subprojects or participations in German subprojects (maximum project duration in both countries: 48 months)

For funding schemes involving multi-phase procedures, please contact the relevant SNSF division after making a submission for the first phase. Submission of a draft proposal to the SNSF is not necessary. Please submit only the full proposal via mySNF.

SNSF-FWO applications to the SNSF are evaluated under the project funding scheme. In this scheme, applicants can have a maximum of two ongoing grants in parallel, provided they clearly address different topics.

The DFG does not set any specific submission dates and proposals can therefore be submitted all year round.

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