k) The SNSF does not finance conference proceedings. Is it possible to have the publication of conference papers supported by the SNSF in any other way?

Conference papers can be supported by the SNSF if they are collected in an anthology. However, this is only possible if the individual papers are revised and merged to form a cohesive publication. It must have a clear thematic focus, including a knowledgeable introduction, and the scientific quality of the individual papers must be comparable.

In all other respects, the provisions that apply to the funding of anthologies also apply here, i.e. the papers must have been peer reviewed in line with international standards. In the SNSF's understanding, this involves obtaining at least one review from an independent expert that addresses the individual papers collected in the anthology. A review is considered to be "independent" if its author is not in any way directly linked to the publication, the editors or the authors. The review must be submitted to the SNSF along with the application.