Project funding

The SNSF's main funding scheme is project funding. A total of approximately 2,500 applications are received each year on two submission dates, 1 April and 1 October. The National Research Council of the SNSF assesses the applications as part of an established evaluation procedure and makes funding decisions, taking into account the external reviews.

The following description of the evaluation procedure for applications is based on the Regulations on project funding, the Funding Regulations, the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations and the Organisational regulations of the National Research Council. Its sole purpose is explanatory and they do not in any circumstances substitute the mentioned regulations.

On the project funding page, you will find a full overview of application requirements, the preparation and submission of applications, as well as a summary of the evaluation process and the lifetime management of project funding grants, along with references to the specific regulatory principles.

Project funding

Detailed guidelines on how to submit a project proposal can be found in the "How to" section under "Project funding".

How to: Project funding - submitting an application