In February, the SNSF awarded 42 new SNSF professorships to outstanding young researchers. They will take up their posts at eight Swiss universities and both federal institutes of technology.
Funding of 42 new SNSF professorships: Continue
Twenty-five young researchers were chosen in January by the SNSF as beneficiaries of a Doc.CH grant, a funding scheme aimed at researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis in the humanities and social sciences.
Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 25 grants: Continue
In December 2016, the SNSF awarded 42 Marie Heim-Vögtlin (MHV) grants to highly qualified women researchers who had to interrupt or reduce their scientific activities due to family commitments.
Marie Heim-Vögtlin: 42 grants awarded to promising women researchers in 2016: Continue
Alexander Keese is a specialist in African history and is being awarded the 2016 National Latsis Prize for his analyses of decolonisation. By Benjamin Keller
"In Switzerland, the history of decolonisation is less politicised than it is elsewhere": Continue
In 2018 the SNSF will introduce Postdoc.Mobility, a new scheme that will replace the Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships offered until now.
Postdoc.Mobility will replace Advanced Postdoc.Mobility fellowships in 2018: Continue
The SNSF is awarding 71 Ambizione grants to young researchers this year. The recently announced changes to the funding scheme will be implemented for the next call.
Ambizione: SNSF supports research independence of 71 young scientists: Continue
Twenty-six young researchers were chosen in July by the SNSF as beneficiaries of a Doc.CH grant, a funding scheme aimed at researchers who wish to write a doctoral thesis in the humanities and social sciences.
Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences: the SNSF awards 26 grants: Continue
Aiming to guarantee the competitiveness of Swiss research, the SNSF has decided to develop its career funding schemes - even if some of the measures envisaged in the multi-year plan 2017-2020 cannot be implemented yet for financial reasons. The innovations will focus on earlier scientific independence for promising young researchers.
Development of career funding schemes for the 2017-2020 period: key decisions: Continue
Zoë Lehmann Imfeld received the Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize on 21 June 2016 at the SNSF's Bern headquarters. The prize was awarded in recognition of her research into ghosts and the Gothic element in Victorian literature.
Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize 2016 awarded to literature researcher Zoë Lehmann Imfeld: Continue
A significantly higher number of project proposals and the trend towards a more open research culture: against this dynamic backdrop, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) funded over 3200 research proposals in 2015 with approximately 878 million Swiss francs, thereby making a substantial contribution to a strong Swiss science scene.
Profile 2015-2016: High demand for SNSF funding among researchers : Continue