SNSF/NRF funding: Joint research proposals with South African partners

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.

Lead Agency Suedafrika

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.

Further information and submission