Which types of conferences does the SNSF support?

Grants for scientific conferences are aimed at funding events that contribute to the development of scientific research in Switzerland and particularly to international scientific exchanges or to the education of young scientists. Conferences which are organised as “summer schools” and whose main aim is the training of young scientists can however not be supported by the SNSF.

The main scientific assessment criteria are the high scientific standards observed at the conference and the event’s relevance for Swiss research. As further criteria the SNSF may consider the scope and sources of third-party funding, the involvement of junior researchers as well as the adequate representation of women among the speakers at the conference.

In case of doubt, it is recommended to contact the respective SNSF division in charge prior to submission of a proposal.