New to the SNSF

​The Swiss Confederation has mandated the SNSF to fund basic research and promote young scientists in Switzerland using public money. The SNSF's strategy and objectives are geared to fulfilling this task and strengthening Swiss research as a whole.

Funding portfolio

The SNSF offers a wide range of funding schemes for researchers and their projects. In order to find the right funding scheme for their purposes, researchers can refer to the advisory documents provided.

Evaluation of applications

The SNSF aims to be an excellent funding body that funds excellent research. It there-fore sets itself very high standards in terms of the quality, independence and fairness of its evaluation procedures.

Evaluation procedures

Keeping up to date

Topical issues related to the SNSF, background information and highlights from research can be found in the news room on the website. All information may also be subscribed to via newsletter or Twitter. Four times a year, the research magazine Horizons reports on the latest developments in all scientific disciplines. Subscription is free of charge.


Contact

Communication division
E-mail com@snf.ch