Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT) 2021

Submission deadline


For the seventh time, the SNSF is launching a call for clinical studies on topics that are outside the industry focus.

The special programme for Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICTs) of the Swiss National Science Foundation supports clinical studies on underresearched topics that meet medical as well as social needs. Though important for patients, such study topics remain outside the industry focus. The IICT programme does not provide support for non-randomised and uncontrolled studies.

Researchers wishing to participate must send the SNSF a 'letter of intent' by 5 p.m. Swiss local time on 25 May 2021 (for details see: 5.3 formal requirements). These letters of intent now need to be submitted using the mySNF platform, which will be open for submissions as of 1 April 2021. The deadline for submitting proposals on mySNF is 1 November 2021 at 5 p.m. Swiss local time. The SNSF recommends drawing up the study protocol with help from local clinical trial units (CTU).


Biology and Medicine division
Stéphanie Buvelot Frei