The 42 new grantees will begin or continue their research activities in 12 Swiss higher education institutions and research institutes. Postdoctoral researchers received 83% of the grants and doctoral students 17%. A total amount of 8.7 million Swiss francs was allocated.
By financing a research project for up to two years, the MHV scheme facilitates the integration of women researchers in academia and allows more women with family commitments to pursue a scientific career. The SNSF relies on the host institutions to contribute to the long-term success of the scheme by committing themselves to providing further financial support following the expiry of the MHV grant.