f) Can I apply for a Spark project longer than 12 months?

The maximum duration of a Spark project is 12 months. Only in exceptional cases and if sufficiently justified based on the project description, the applicants may apply for a maximum project duration of two years. However, the maximal budget remains set at 100’000 CHF. A typical example would be a project that is season dependent, where it is necessary to make measurements two seasons in a row.

Projects of more than 12 months with no sufficient justifications will not be accepted. Administrative reasons will not be considered as sufficient justifications.