When and how often can one apply to a National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR)?

The SNSF periodically issues new NCCR calls. Four series of NCCRs have been launched so far (2001, 2005, 2010, 2014). The last call (4th series) was issued in summer 2011 and closed in late autumn 2013. The SNSF informs the Swiss higher education institutions and the other research institutions about the start of a new call at an early stage.