Gender equality

With appropriate measures, the SNSF aims to contribute to gender equality in research funding. It offers a range of funding schemes for this purpose.

​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.

Career funding

Supplementary measures

The SNSF assists researchers in finding the right funding scheme by providing useful advice as well as comprehensive FAQs.


Gender Equality