8a) In order to conduct my research project successfully, I need the right staff. Which staff categories does the SNSF recognise?

​The following employee categories are recognised by the SNSF:

  • Doctoral students
  • Postdocs
  • ​Other employees: this category includes employees with a degree who do not plan to do a doctorate, employees with a doctorate who do not wish to pursue an academic career (and are therefore not regarded as postdocs), technicians and auxiliary staff.

Salaries in this last category can only be covered by an SNSF grant if the employees are hired specifically for the proposed project. You cannot request any career measures for these employees. The SNSF does not finance any permanent posts.