National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs)

The submissions made in response to calls for new NCCRs are evaluated by interna-tional committees and the SNSF in a two-stage procedure. The SNSF recommends high-ly rated NCCR proposals to the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) for implementation. The final decision on establishing NCCRs lies with the EAER.

​NCCRs aim to sustainably strengthen Swiss research in areas of strategic importance for the future of Swiss science, business and society.

The following information on the evaluation and selection of NCCR applications are based on the Federal guidelines for NCCRs (see How to propose an NCCR). They do not have legal force and do not in any circumstances substitute the mentioned guidelines or the relevant call document. 



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