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Dominik Hangartner wins Latsis Prize

At a ceremony in Bern, political scientist Dominik Hangartner received the 2019 National Latsis Prize, worth 100,000 francs. Continue

  • Aiming for a permanent professorship

    The second call of the Eccellenza scheme has generated a great deal of interest. Based on the call, the SNSF will now fund 45 outstanding researchers.


  • Do research and look after the kids

    From now on, even more researchers with childcare duties are eligible for an SNSF Flexibility Grant.


  • Embargo periods: open letter

    By 2020, all SNSF-funded publications should be freely accessible after six months at the latest. In an open letter, the SNSF has asked leading publishers to shorten their embargo periods.


  • Gender equality: more work needed

    Has the SNSF disadvantaged women researchers when awarding grants? The 2019 Gender Monitoring Report does not show clear discrimination. But it highlights potential biases.


  • New NCCRs strengthen top-flight research

    The Swiss government is launching 6 more National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR) as part of SNSF research funding. This was announced by Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin on 16.12.2019.​


  • Transforming the energy system is possible

    The NRP “Energy” has concluded. The take-home message? The phase-out of fossil fuels is economically and socially feasible.