SNSF support for Ukrainian researchers
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has implemented several measures to support Ukrainian researchers affected by the war in their country. Those include:
- the increase of funding through Scholars at Risk to allow researchers from Ukraine to pursue their academic work at institutions in Switzerland
- the possibility to extend deadlines and funding periods temporarily for researchers whose ongoing SNSF project experiences delays because of the war in Ukraine,
- the possibility for leaders of running SNSF-funded projects to apply for additional funding to invite scientists from Ukraine to join their teams.
All these measures also apply to NCCR researchers.
- Additional contributions for employing researchers from Ukraine:
Additional funding can be requested to cover salaries for up to 12 months, to hire researchers from Ukraine to temporarily join the NCCR project. Requests to the SNSF should include: name, date of birth, degree, category of employment of the invited person, foreseen role in the NCCR, expected duration of the support and requested funding (mainly salary costs)
- PhD extension:
Doctoral students whose work might be delayed because of the war in Ukraine can apply for an extension of up to 12 months beyond the usual four years of NCCR funding for doctoral studies. Requests to SNSF should include: name of the PhD student, research group, reason and expected duration of the extension (no additional funding granted)
For hosting and extension measures, requests should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the central NCCR management, i.e. the NCCR Directorate or the scientific officer/coordinator.
Currently, approvals can be made for one year maximum. A possible extension of the engagement is depending on the development of the situation in Ukraine.
For the Scholars at Risk scheme, please refer to this page.