A Lead Agency agreement between the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa allows researchers in both countries to submit joint research proposals.
SNSF-NRF applications are part of the project funding scheme at the SNSF. The National Research Foundation (NRF) supports the Lead Agency process as a means of funding researchers in South Africa.
Lead Agency applications can be submitted to the SNSF by the usual deadlines for project funding, 1 April and 1 October.
- Applicants cannot simultaneously submit any further project funding applications.
- Applicants can have a maximum of two ongoing grants at the same time in this scheme, but only if they clearly address separate topics.
- Applications have to be submitted in English.
- In both countries the maximum project duration is 36 months.