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Profile 2015-2016: High demand for SNSF funding

The SNSF funded over 3200 research proposals in 2015 with approx. 878 million Swiss francs, thereby substantially strengthening the Swiss science scene. Continue

  • BioLink: call 2016

    The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching a call for project proposals aimed at networking biobanks by harmonising their IT systems. The networking serves a well-defined scientific research purpose. The call is open to all research domains.


  • First IICT projects approved

    The SNSF has approved the first Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials. A second call will follow in August 2016.


  • Three new projects in NRP 69

    The SNSF has made available CHF 2.9 million for studying the entire food chain interactively: from production to nutrition.


  • MHV Prize 2016 awarded to Zoë Lehmann Imfeld

    Zoë Lehmann Imfeld received the Marie Heim-Vögtlin Prize on 21 June 2016 at the SNSF's Bern headquarters. The prize was awarded in recognition of her research into ghosts and the Gothic element in Victorian literature.


  • PROMYS supports careers in Eastern Europe

    With the initiative "Promotion of young scientists in Eastern Europe (PROMYS) the SNSF support seven young researchers in Eastern Europe with close ties to Switzerland.


  • The causes of soil consumption

    Small municipalities with little planning capacity and easily accessible agglomerations foster urban sprawl, according to NRP 68 "Soil as a Resource".