Which reasons for the extension of the eligibility period for the submission of an application are accepted?

The SNSF may extend this period on request if applicants are able to cite good reasons for this. The following reasons are accepted: maternity, paternity, adoption or parental leave; inability to work due to illness or accident; care duties; services that benefit the general public, particularly military or civilian service; continuing education in connection with the applicant’s research activities, particularly internships or clinical work and preparatory activities connected to the dissertation, e.g. participation in classes at a doctoral school. In the event of maternity, the relevant period is extended by 18 months per child. See Clause 1.11 of the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations.