PROMYS: Seven young researchers supported in Eastern Europe


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

​In June, the SNSF awarded seven PROMYS grants worth a total amount of 4.3 million Swiss francs. The initiative "Promotion of Young Scientists in Eastern Europe" (PROMYS) is aimed at young researchers in Eastern Europe who have studied or worked in Switzerland for at least two years and would like to continue their careers in a new Eastern European member state of the EU (NMS). PROMYS is an investment in scientific collaboration with promising researchers in Eastern Europe who will collaborate with Switzerland in the long term.

The call was launched in August 2015 and was open to all scientific disciplines. Projects were submitted from eight different countries. After a two-phase evaluation process with interviews, seven young researchers were selected to implement their projects in the following countries: Croatia (1 project), Romania (2). Czech Repubic (3) and Hungary (1). All in all, more applications by women were submitted and approved.


Elisabeth Schenker