Agora - where research meets the public


The Agora scheme aims to foster dialogue between scientists and society. It encourages researchers to communicate their current research to an audience of lay people. Agora projects have to initiate a dialogue between researchers and the public in which they interact and listen to each other.

Projects with a budget of up to CHF 200,000 (Agora projects) need to be submitted by the Agora submission deadline on 1 September at 17:00 CET or by the next working day if the deadline should fall on a Saturday or Sunday. Funding decisions are communicated in February the following year.

Projects with a budget of up to CHF 50,000 (Agora rolling call projects) can be submitted all year round. Funding decisions will be c​ommunicated within four months.

With the exception of the deadline and the budget, all information regarding submissions applies to both Agora projects and Agora rolling call projects.

The applications are evaluated in a competitive procedure by an international commission composed of scientists and experts in science communication.

Agora regulations

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

Regulations on grants for Agora projects (PDF)

These regulations are 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

A list of all Agora projects can be consulted in the P3 database.​

P3 database

Next submission deadline

Agora Rolling Call (CHF 5’000-50'000)
Submission at any time!
4 months before the start of the project

Agora (CHF 5’000-200’000)

17.00h Swiss local time