The SNSF has adopted the principle of gender mainstreaming and defined gender equality as a target for all its bodies and across all its activities. It is closely monitoring developments both in Switzerland and abroad and adjusting its funding schemes to meet the changing needs of researchers.
Gender equality policy
The SNSF has implemented a range of measures to increase the share of women in its funding schemes. This includes mentoring programmes offering personal support as well as specific schemes and measures to promote the research careers of women.
The SNSF assists researchers in finding the right funding scheme by providing useful advice as well as comprehensive FAQs.
Maternity and paternity leave