0k) The SNSF expects that I start my project within 12 months. But this is now no longer possible because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Can I postpone the start of my project?

Yes, you can extend the deadline for another six months (except for Spark and NRPs). This will give you 18 months since the project was approved to request payment of the grant and to start your project. Please inform us about the extension by email or at a later stage via the "Request for release of funds" form in mySNF. The message will be sufficient, you don’t need to submit an application.