You must work at a Swiss research institution. Your research institution (the so-called research partner of the project) must belong to one of the following categories:
- Higher education research centres as per Art. 4, Letter c of the RIPA
- Non-commercial research centres outside the higher education sector in accordance with Art. 5 of the RIPA
- Government bodies as per Art. 16 (3) of the RIPA which carry out their own research for the purpose of fulfilling their mandates
- Federal research institutes according to Art. 17 of the RIPA
Note: For innovation projects without an implementation partner, a project may last a maximum of 18 months. In addition, researchers involved in such projects must respect the code of scientific integrity. Projects or activities that are contrary to scientific integrity or good scientific practice are not encouraged.
For more information, see the evaluation criteria.