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The Limitation Initiative is harmful to research

The universities and organisations that support the promotion of research and innovation are opposed to the popular initiative “For moderate immigration”. It jeopardises some of the basic parameters that favour Switzerland’s role as a centre for science and enterprise. Continue

  • Three divisions under new leadership

    Bernd Gotsmann, Gabriele Rippl and Anna Fontcuberta i Morral will lead specialised bodies of the National Research Council of the SNSF as of October 2020 / January 2021. They will also become members of the Presiding Board.


  • Maryna Viazovska awarded 2020 Prize

    The National Latsis Prize, awarded to young researchers under the age of 40, goes to Maryna Viazovska for her ground-breaking mathematical problem solving.


  • Start of new NCCRs

    Their topics range from antibiotics to quantum computers: the six new National Centres of Competence in Research will bring research forward thanks to their interdisciplinary work. Despite the pandemic, they got under way in summer 2020.


  • Rudolf Aebersold awarded 2020 Prize

    In this anniversary year, the Marcel Benoist Swiss Science Prize goes to Rudolf Aebersold for his pioneering work in the field of systems biology.


  • Spark: in high demand again

    The SNSF’s Spark pilot scheme funds unconventional projects for a maximum of twelve months. Nearly 900 proposals were submitted in the second call.


  • For experienced researchers in all disciplines

    The BRIDGE programme supports the transition from basic research to science-based innovation. As of 2021, the entire programme of Innosuisse and SNSF will be open to all disciplines.