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Preparazione proposal FNS

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  • Before preparing an application

    Eligibility check

    Before preparing an application applicants must ensure that they fulfil all the personal and formal requirements as well as any other requirements specific to submitting a proposal to the SNSF in accordance with the relevant regulations.

    No more than one funding application may be submitted per deadline (as applicant or co-applicant). Moreover, within the project funding scheme, researchers may in principle hold only one grant during the same funding period (as applicant or co-applicant). The SNSF may award a second grant if the overlapping research project is thematically clearly different from the ongoing project and if the applicant can show that he/she will make substantial contribution to this second project as well.
    Lead Agency projects are regarded as normal projects.


    Create an account

    Applications must be submitted to the SNSF online via the mySNF platform by the main applicant. Please ensure to apply for a user account in good time. To activate your mySNF user account, the SNSF needs you to sign a user agreement in which your access data and in particular your e-mail address are defined as central security elements. You will receive the user agreement by e-mail after registering and you are requested to sign it and send it back to the SNSF by paper mail. 

  • Preparing a proposal: needed information

    The application for an SNSF grant requests several information from the corresponding applicant as well as from further applicants and project partners.  Please be aware of the needed information and collect them from sufficiently ahead.

    Requested funding

    The Research and Transfer service will be happy to help you preparing the project budget.

    Data Management Plan

    With the Data Management Plan (DMP) researchers outline and document the life cycle of data involved in their project. The DMP is an integral part of SNSF applications. Applicants must enter a DMP that is understandable, suits their project and meets the standards set by their research community. At this stage, the DMP is considered a draft and excluded from the evaluation process. The definitive DMP must be provided by the end of the project at the latest.

    A template with examples for the SNSF Data Management Plan can be freely downloaded from the Swiss DLCM website:

    For further information contact the USI Research Data Manager Igor Sarman.

  • Documents to be attached

    The documents to be attached to your mySNF application are the most important part of the whole funding request. To avoid any problem researchers are requested to strictly respect the given rules for all documents. In particular, with respect to number of pages and characters, structure and format. Non respecting such criteria may lead to a non-consideration of you application.

  • Further information and support

    In the section “Information/Documents” of your mySNF application, you can find several useful documents, such as:

    • SNSF Regulations
    • Requirements for the research plan
    • Guidelines for CV and research output list
    • Guidelines for requesting a mobility grant

    The Research Service provides support to USI applicants in filling out the administrative containers of your proposal. We strongly recommend you to contact Ms. Anna Lazzarinetti on time to receive individual support.





Aggiornato al: 22 febbraio 2023