History

For over 60 years, the SNSF has invested in researchers and their ideas. The organisation was founded in 1952 following concerns that Swiss research might sink into mediocrity after the Second World War. Today, the SNSF supports over 8500 outstanding researchers.

​The SNSF was founded on 1 August 1952 by the scientific umbrella organisations of Switzerland. Its main tasks were and still are providing financial support for basic research projects in all academic disciplines and promoting young scientists. Numerous tasks were added in due course and the range of funding schemes and measures has become broader and more differentiated.

Contact

Communication Division
E-Mail  com@snf.ch