Conference grants are aimed at researchers who wish to organise a scientific conference which is highly relevant to Swiss research. The conference must take place in Switzerland or at a recognised Swiss research centre abroad.
The grant is primarily meant to cover travel, room and board expenses of the most important speakers from abroad.
The schemes "Scientific Conferences", "International Exploratory Workshops" and "International Short Visits" will be replaced with a new scheme called "Scientific Exchanges". Proposals to the new scheme can be submitted as of 4 April 2017. They need to be submitted at least four months before the planned event/visit.
The "Scientific Exchanges" scheme enables researchers in Switzerland to organise scientific conferences and workshops as well as visits by Swiss researchers to other countries, or visits by researchers from abroad to Switzerland for one to six months. The scheme covers the travel, room and board expenses of participants in an event and of researchers who are on a research visit.