0a) Will the 1 April 2020 submission deadline for project funding applications be extended?

Yes. The SNSF has decided to extend the submission deadline for project funding applications by one week. The new submission deadline is 8 April 2020, 17:00. If the extension were longer than a week, the SNSF would no longer be able to guarantee high-quality evaluation. Researchers for whom the deadline is too tight can submit their project application by 1 October 2020.

Will there be a gap in your funding if you wait until 1 October 2020 to submit the application for continuation of your research? Will it mean that you will not be able to pay the salaries of the qualified personnel you envisage working with on your next project? In this case, the SNSF can give you a grant to bridge the gap between 1 October 2020 and 31 March 2021. Please submit a reasoned application using the form "Supplementary grants" under your ongoing project in mySNF.