The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) will provide direct funding to researchers in Switzerland whose participation in collaborative projects under Horizon 2020 is not funded by the European Commission. All the necessary information and steps concerning the submission of funding requests and financial reports to SERI are provided here.

Please note that this platform is intended solely for the submission of requests for the funding of Swiss partners in Horizon 2020 collaborative projects, which have been approved by the EU and in which Swiss partners are participating under third country status.

It is not possible to submit project proposals for EU calls or apply for funding for projects in which Switzerland is considered an associated country. Moreover, complementary national funding for the following activities is still available but not operated via this site either:

  • participation in Euratom- or ITER-related activities (including Fusion for Energy);
  • participation in European initiatives AAL, Eurostars and EDCTP
    (according to Art. 185 of the TFEU);
  • participation in COST Actions;
  • preparation of Horizon 2020 project proposals for SMEs or project coordinators.

To find out more about these different activities, please visit the Links and contacts section.