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Announcement of Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICT) Call 2019

For the fifth time, the SNSF is launching a call for targeted funding of investigator-initiated clinical studies that are outside the industry focus.

If you are interested, please contact us early on for a consulting: info@ctu.unibe.ch

Submission deadline


The special programme for Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICTs) of the Swiss National Science Foundation supports clinical studies on documented but underresearched medical needs. Though important for patients, these study topics remain outside the industry focus. The IICT programme does not provide support for non-randomised and uncontrolled studies.

Letters of intent can be sent to the SNSF by e-mail until 1 July 2019 at 17:00 Swiss local time. The deadline for submitting proposals on mySNF is 1 November 2019 at 17:00 Swiss local time. The SNSF recommends drawing up the study protocol with help from local clinical trial units.

The SNSF has a budget of 10 million francs at its disposal for the call in 2019. It aims to use the money to support at least four studies. There will be another call in 2020.

Website IICT