[ SNSF Agora | Funding for scientific outreach ]


Event details

Date 20.11.2023
Category Call for proposal
SNSF Agora encourages researchers to communicate their own current research (funded by the SNSF or similar) to a target non-specialist audience in Switzerland.

It supports outreach projects that initiate a dialogue between researchers and the society, increase awareness, stimulate interest and promote critical thinking about the communicated research (its results, challenges and/or functioning).

Non-eligible projects:
  • conducted within the scope of academic teachin,  implementation and technology transfer partnerships;
  • involving marketing campaigns or institutional communication measures and media relations;
  • whose purpose is research into science communication;
  • with links to ongoing NRPs or NCCRs.

Who can apply:
  • Projects must be submitted jointly by a researcher and a communications expert
  • Researchers employed at least 20% at a Swiss higher education or research institution.
  • Communication experts: People working on projects as communication specialists can lead or co-lead a project.
  • Applicants need to work with the communication service of the host institution: Applicants must contact Mediacom before the submission

Agora rolling call projects:
  • Funding & Duration: between CHF 5’000 and 50’000 for max. 36 months
  • Rolling call: apply at least 4 months before the start of the project.
  • Decision: communicated within 4 months
  • A rejected rolling-call proposal may be resubmitted only once if significantly changed.

Agora projects:
  • Funding & Duration: between CHF 50’000 and 200’000 for max. 36 months
  • Deadline: 20 November 2023 at 17:00 (TBC)
  • Decision: Spring 2024
  • Earliest start: 1 March
Eligible costs: personnel, expenses linked to the project's execution, e.g. production costs and materials publication and communication of the product.


For further information, please have a look at the call webpage and regulations.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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