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

Persons who are already paid for their research work 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 may 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.