Agora - where research and the public meet


The Agora scheme aims to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to a non-specialist audience. Agora projects have to initiate a dialogue between researchers and the target audience in which they interact and listen to each other.

Agora has changed. The major changes are summarized in the following document:

Summary of the modifications (PDF)

The submitted projects are evaluated in a competitive process by an international commission, comprising scientists and communication specialists.

From end of February 2018, the submitted projects with budget lower than CHF 50’000 can be submitted excluding submission deadlines and throughout the year. These submissions will be evaluated according to a simplified procedure, allowing an early communication of the decision.

Requirements for the Agora Rolling Call research plan (PDF)

The Agora regulations are the legal framework of Agora applications and grants. They describe under what conditions an Agora grant may be awarded.

Agora Regulations (PDF)

It is based on the Funding Regulations and the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations of the SNSF.

Map of Agora related events

To add events related to your Agora project, please fill the online form.

Online form

The exhaustive list of funded Agora project can be consulted in the P3 database.

P3 database

Next submission deadline

Agora Rolling Call (CHF 5’000-50'000)
Submission at any time!

Agora (CHF 5’000-200’000)
3 September 2018

17.00h Swiss local time