Funding Opportunities

With its project funding scheme, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) enables researchers to independently conduct research projects with topics and goals of their own choice.

Submission dates: 1 April and 1 October. 

The International Association for Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) is soliciting nominations for the IACS 2020 Early Career Scientist (ECS) Prize. The IACS ECS Prize is a biannual cash prize of EUR 1000 awarded to two early career scientists who have published the best scientific papers on a cryospheric subject as assessed by an evaluation committee.

The papers must have been published between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020, and the nomination deadline is 1 February 2021.

The Polar Access Fund call for proposals is now open. This funding instrument offers opportunities for early-career researchers to do a (first) field trip in polar regions or remote high-altitude areas (so-called Third Pole). This call is open to all disciplines and interdisciplinary initiatives are encouraged. 

The deadline for submission will be 20 January 2021, 12:00 (Swiss time).

Within the framework of GCOS Switzerland, MeteoSwiss provides targeted support to projects of national partner institutions that contribute to the implementation of the GCOS Implementation Plan and the GCOS Switzerland Strategy 2017-2026 (see also GCOS Switzerland Strategy). For that purpose, MeteoSwiss regularly issues calls for proposals. Detailed information on the open call for proposals is provided here.

Next proposal submission deadline: 1 February 2021, 16:00h (CET).

The Swiss Programme for International Research by Scientific Investigation Teams promotes team-oriented cross-border research.

Pre-proposals are welcome year-round.

The European Commission has launched a €1 billion call for research and innovation projects that respond to the climate crisis and help protect Europe's unique ecosystems and biodiversity.

Deadline to submit is 26 January 2021.

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