1a) What do the Funding Regulations and the Implementation Regulations regulate?

​Principles and rules that apply to all funding schemes and procedures are governed by the Funding Regulations of the SNSF, which are based directly on the Federal Research and Innovation Promotion Act (RIPA). The Implementation Regulations contain more detailed provisions which also apply to all funding schemes and explain how the rules set out in the Funding Regulations are implemented. Provisions that are specific to individual schemes are governed by special regulations and call documents, such as, for instance, the Project Funding Regulations or the Sinergia Regulations.