- Removal of the subsidiarity principle
FoKo applications for all funding instruments can now be submitted without proof of third-party funding or of attempts to acquire this.
- Increase in the maximum amount: CHF 30,000
The new maximum amount for applications for complete and partial projects is CHF 30,000 (previously: CHF 20,000).
- Setting of a minimum amount: CHF 1,000
There is a new minimum amount of CHF 1,000.
- Maximum amount in urgent circulation procedures: CHF 12,000
The new maximum amount is CHF 12,000 (previously: CHF 8,000). The valid justification of the urgency remains important.
- Increase in the SpeedUp (sabbatical for postdocs): CHF 25,000
The new amount for the replacement position is CHF 25,000 (previously: CHF 20,000).
More information:Regulations and Guideline Sheet, valid from 1st January 2021
Do you have questions about funding your research project, submitting applications to the FoKo or third-party funding providers, or planning your academic career?
Dr. Bruno Z'Graggen, Research Promotion Unit Director invites you with pleasure during the semester to an uncomplicated "CoffeeTalk+". Pass by without inscription!
E-Mail: bruno.zgraggen@ unilu.ch
The SNSF discontinued the mobility grants for doctoral students (Doc.Mobility) at the end of 2020. The successor solution for funding doctoral student mobility will be provided by the Swiss universities with the support of swissuniversities from 2021. At the University of Lucerne, GA-UniLu finances at least four mobility contributions (6 to max. 12 months abroad) for doctoral students each year. For a mobility grant of 12 months, a maximum of approximately CHF 50,000 is available. There are two submission deadlines per year: one in spring (March) and one in autumn (September). The first call for proposals by GA-UniLu has now been issued with a deadline of March 22, 2021.
- Deadline spring 2022: 14 March, 2022
- Deadline autumn 2022: 03 October 2022
More information (in German)
- Deadline for FoKo applications: 14 March 2022
- FoKo meeting date: 7 April 2022
- Deadline for FoKo applications: 03 October 2022
- FoKo meeting date: 27 October 2022
Here you will find an up-to-date overview of the upcoming submission deadlines for applications to the SNSF:
Overview SNSF submission deadlines
Overview of regular submission deadlines in SNF career funding:
- Doc.CH: 15 March and 15 September
- Postdoc Mobility: 1 February and 1 August
- Ambizione: 1 November
- Prima: 1 November
- Eccellenza: 1 February
The SNSF offers media courses to researchers. The courses are held by journalists and specialists from tv-medientrainer.ch in Olten. The offer is also aimed in particular at researchers who are funded by the SNSF.
Media training courses are aimed at interested researchers in Switzerland who would like to improve their skills in dealing with the media. Academic researchers need to master the craft of writing non-scientific texts for a large number of purposes, such as adapting a research topic for the general public, preparing content for a website or writing press releases. These communication courses are held in German and French. Due to a lack of demand, the English media training will not be continued beyond 2016.
Available media courses
Do you want to receive a doctor's degree succesfully or are you asking yourself: doctorate - and than, afterwards?
See: Guide for doctoral and postdoctoral candidates
The Code of conduct for scientific integrity was edited by the Swiss Academies for Arts and Sciences newly 2021 and is supported by the SNSF, Swissuniversities and Innosuisse.
Code of conduct for scientific integrity
The SNSF set up the goal to make all the results available by Open Access 100% in the year 2020 which were worked out by SNSF supported projects. In order to rearch that goal, the SNSF decided mesures and new regulations which are valid since first of April 2018.
SNSF Open Access
SNSF-Pilot project via platform ChronosHub including the following advantages:
- direct payment of open access publication charge (APC)
- journal finder ref. journals complying with the SNSF’s Open Access guidelines
- storing of the published articles for reporting reasons
The University of Lucerne supports Open Access. The Open Access-Policy is harmonised with the guidelines of swissuniversity, with the SNSF and the SAGW.
Open Access Guidelines University of Lucerne
Since October 2017, the SNSF has also required a DMP for most funding instruments when submitting applications, but this is not yet part of the evaluation. Its implementation will be described later in the final report. Depending on the discipline and the research project, the data used or collected Research data varies with specific requirements: qualitative and quantitative evaluations, interview data, files, statistics, written and pictorial sources, series of figures, etc. It is central to be aware from the beginning that the data have to be stored digitally in the long term. These are to be made available to science and the public, taking into account preservation, ethical and legal factors.
We recommend that you take care of the DMP at an early stage when submitting your application. The University of Lucerne, in cooperation with the ZHB, provides know-how and a consulting service, especially regarding technical aspects, data processing and security as well as legal aspects concerning data protection and copyright.
Contact person ZHB: Dr. iur. Nadja Meyenhofer
Contact person Research Promotion Unit, University of Lucerne: Dr. phil. Bruno Z'Graggen