Careers in academia are full of uncertainties which, particularly for young Swiss researchers, reduce their appeal as compared to other career opportunities. Encouraging young talents to consider a career in research is therefore the uppermost priority of the SNSF.
The SNSF offers various funding schemes for promoting young scientists at different stages in their careers. The funding schemes are open to all researchers with links to Switzerland (exception: Ambizione) and all research disciplines and topics (exception: Doc.CH). There is at least one submission deadline per year for each scheme.
The SNSF assists researchers in finding the right funding scheme by providing useful advice as well as comprehensive FAQs.