How high is the overhead contribution?

Overhead contributions amount to a maximum of 20% of the eligible SNSF research grants. Parliament has made provisions for fixed overhead contributions during the three introductory years, 2009-2011: 2009 - CHF 36.7 million; 2010 - CHF 80.8 million; 2011 - CHF 93.5 million which is a total of CHF 211 million. The percentage rate is based on the ratio of available overhead funds to SNSF grants with overhead eligibility. In the introductory phase, overhead contributions will range between around 6% and 18% of the baseline grants.