Applicants of SNSF projects in the humanities and social sciences can benefit from a reduction of teaching commitments in order to have more time for their SNSF-funded research. Reductions are possible for up to 4 hours per week per semester, spread across one or two semesters.
Sinergia promotes interdisciplinary collaboration between researcher whose project involves breakthrough research. A Sinergia consortium is formed of at least 2 to a maximum of 4 research groups. If there are 3 or more applicants, one applicant can be based abroad if their expertise is essential.
To simplify collaboration with Polish researchers, the SNSF has signed a Lead Agency agreement with the funding organization of Poland. A joint application can be submitted to one of the two research funding organisations. The proposals must have a common research question and a joint research plan.
To simplify collaboration with Slovenia, the SNSF has signed a new Lead Agency agreement with the Slovenian Research Agency. A joint application can be submitted to one of the two research funding organisations. The proposals must have a common research question and a joint research plan.
In the context of the bilateral programmes, the SNSF and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) are issuing a call for Joint Research Projects. The following topics are addressed in the call: Surface earth system science and Air quality and health.