Which SNFS funding programmes are not entitled to overhead contributions? Why not?

The SNSF overhead contribution policy excludes a few SNSF funding programmes. The three reasonsfor exclusion are:

  • Programmes which include mandatory contributions of the research institution’s own resources (this applies, for example, to the NCCR)
  • Programmes which include contributions to foreign institutions (territoriality principle; different compensation systems for indirect research expenses abroad)
  • Situations where indirect research expenses do not exist or are negligible (in the case of publication grants, for example).