g) If the Spark applicant is already employed for the duration of the project, can she/he cover a part of their salary with the Spark grant?

Persons paid for their research should in principle not apply for funds for their own salary. Applicants who work part-time and who would absolutely need to increase their working time to be able to work on their Spark project could eventually ask for a small percentage of salary. UAS/UTE professors, who must supplement their salary for their research, may request a supplement for the time spent on the Spark project.

The persons concerned will have to send a letter of confirmation from their institution to confirm the additional percentage of employment.