Weave / Lead Agency

Want to launch a research project with partners abroad? The SNSF has two agreements in place that greatly simplify the submission and evaluation of such proposals: Weave and Lead Agency.

Both agreements are embedded in the SNSF's project funding scheme. Weave and Lead Agency offer the following advantage: a single funder is the Lead Agency for projects with international partners, either the SNSF or its partner agency abroad. The researchers need to make only a single submission to the Lead Agency, instead of several proposals to different national agencies. This saves a lot of time and effort on all sides.

Swiss researchers will need to use either the Weave or the Lead Agency scheme, depending on the country where their research partners are based.

Bilateral Lead Agency agreements with

  • France
  • Sao Paulo
  • South Africa
  • South Tyrol
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