[ SNSF - COST projects in Switzerland 2021 | Research funding ]


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Date and time 06.05.2021  
Category Call for proposal
COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding programme that encourages networking of scientific and technological research activities throughout Europe and beyond. The aim is to facilitate breakthrough scientific developments leading to new concepts and products. COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking (COST Actions) via different tools such as meetings, short-term scientific exchanges, training schools and dissemination activities. A COST Action lasts for 4 years. The deadline to initiate a COST Action is October 29, 2021 (further info in this memento). COST Actions do not cover research funding, which has to be applied for to national funding agencies.

Swiss-based researchers, involved in ongoing COST Actions, can apply for research funding with the SNSF. Every year, the SNSF launches a call for COST projects in Switzerland. The call is open to any discipline. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Applications must be submitted via mySNF.

At the previous call in 2020, 17 projects were approved by the SNSF with a 38% success rate.

Who can apply: Swiss-based researchers who have gained at least one year of experience since obtaining their doctorate (or equivalent research experience) and are actively participating in a COST Action of the series CA182## or CA191##.

Funding and duration: Max. CHF 320’000 for a 4-year project. Same eligible costs as SNSF Project Funding, except for equipment.

Duration: 36-48 months, depending on the duration of the COST Action

Pre-registration deadline: 19 March 2021 (not compulsory, but highly recommended).
Deadline: 6 May 2021, 17:00 Swiss local time.
Earliest start: 1 January 2022.
Latest start: within 6 months of the SNSF decision.

SNSF Contact: Division Interco, Ladina Knapp, [email protected]

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

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