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University of Basel

National Grants

Project funding through the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

Basic research projects

The project funding of open basic research is intended for any researchers working in Switzerland. The grants directly cover research costs such as staff salaries (except for the salaries of the applicants), materials/equipment, travel and – beginning on July 1, 2014 – the production costs for books published digitally and via open access. Submission dates are April 1 and October 1.

Project funding by Innosuisse

Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency. Innosuisse offers start-up coaching and training and supports science-based Innovation projects carried out by companies working with research partners.

Program funding through the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)


The Sinergia program is intended for established researchers and offers them a platform for interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary or monodisciplinary projects arising through the initiative and collaboration of research groups. The submission deadline is January 15, 2015.

National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR)

The NCCRs are intended for established researchers in Switzerland who would like to undertake long-term research projects in areas of strategic importance. Each of the respective NCCRs is managed at a higher education institution or other prominent research institution. An NCCR must be supported by one or more home institutions.

National Research Programs (NRP)

NRPs are intended for researchers in Switzerland who want to conduct research in areas of national importance. The topics for the specific programs are selected by the Federal Council.



The R’Equip instrument of the Swiss National Fund grants funding for the acquisition and development of major research equipment. In most cases, a maximum of 50% of the acquisition costs are covered, and the maximum amount is CHF 1 million.

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