Will overhead contributions be a permanent feature of the SNSF funding system from 2009 onwards?

​This is still an open question. SNSF overhead contributions have been settled for the introductory phase of 2009-2011. Whether they will be continued in the next Federal Council funding period, and in what form, is still open. The SNSF will evaluate its experiences with the introductory model in conjunction with the beneficiaries of overhead contributions and report to the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs.