Submission deadline


The SNSF launches 4th call for proposals of the funding scheme FLARE (Funding LArge international REsearch projects).

The funding scheme FLARE (Funding LArge international REsearch projects) aims to facilitate the construction and use of instruments for major international projects in particle physics, astrophysics and astroparticle physics.

A FLARE grant covers the costs of developing, building and evaluating large-scale international experiments. The national contact persons of each experiment may submit a proposal to the SNSF, starting now and closing on 15 November 2015; the funding period for approved projects will start as of 1 April 2016.

This is the last call for FLARE during the 2013-2016 period. What form the programme will subsequently take in the 2017-2020 period is still to be defined. The following changes have therefore been made: grants will be awarded for one year only, and it will not be possible to submit letters of intent with a view to financing new experiments.

For the first time, the submitted project proposals will be evaluated by an international panel.


E-mail flare@snf.ch