Documents & guidelines

This pages contains documents and information for SPHN grantees.

Documents & guidelines related to SPHN projects

Getting Started

Funding Regulations (version: 6.6.2018)

Lifetime Management Guidelines (version: 20.04.2018)

Fund Release Form (version: 4.10.2017)


Activity Report

Activity Report Template for Infra. Dev. Projects and Driver Projects (version: 07.02.2019)*

Activity Report Template for Collaboration Agreements (version: 08.02.2019)*

The Activity Report templates were approved by the NSB on 7 February 2019.


Financial Report

Financial Reporting Guidelines (version: 20.04.2018)

Financial Report 2018 Template*

FAQ Reporting


*A project specific file is provided by the Management Office to each Main Applicant.


Other forms

Cost-neutral extension request template (21.01.2019)

Previous calls for proposals

Webpage of the call for proposals 2017

Webpage of the call for proposals 2018


No other call for proposals within the funding period 2017-2020 is foreseen.

New projects: getting started

Please read carefully the Lifetime Management Guidelines as well as the conditions outlined in the Decision letter.


Once all conditions have been met, the

Fund Release Form can be processed.


Lay summary

Prior to the release of funds, a lay summary needs to be submitted in English and one of the national languages of Switzerland (see SNSF example). The lay summary will be published on the SPHN website (SPHN Lay Summary Template).


Start date

Please note that the project should start no later than 12 month after the date of the approval letter and should start at a beginning of a month.


Revised budget & project plan

If the submission of a revised budget was requested, please resubmit Part C and the Excel sheet. If the revision of the budget impacts the content of the proposal, please resubmit Part B as well.