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A host of ideas for coronavirus research

Within 20 days, researchers have submitted 270 applications for the special call. The majority are biomedical, but there are also 75 projects from the humanities and social sciences. Continue

  • Pandemic: flexible solutions for researchers

    As the Covid-19 pandemic makes it more difficult to do research, the SNSF is supporting scientists in every way it can. For example, it has moved the submission deadline for project funding proposals to 8 April 2020.


  • Dialogue between research and society

    Philosophical musings to the tune of music, an interactive approach to artificial intelligence, an exhibition on food value chains and much more: the SNSF is financing 16 projects of the 9th Agora call.


  • 2.4 million francs for first SPIRIT projects

    Research cooperation with the Global South: the SNSF funds five projects under the SPIRIT programme. The collaborating teams are from Kenya, Colombia, Malaysia, Nepal, Uganda, Iran and Switzerland.


  • New interim management

    The SNSF is making changes at the helm of its Administrative Offices in Bern: the directors Angelika Kalt and Rosemarie Pécaut will form an interim Executive Management together with Thomas Werder Schläpfer and Pierre Willa.


  • 235 funded open-access books

    Since April 2018, the SNSF has covered the costs of the immediate open-access publication of books. This makes researchers more visible and their research results easily reusable.


  • "Remove paywalls on publications!"

    In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, swissuniversities, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries appeal to all publishing houses to make their publications freely accessible.