The Swiss Confederation has mandated the SNSF to fund research and promote young scientists in Switzerland. The SNSF's strategy and objectives are geared to fulfilling this task and strengthening Swiss research as a whole.

​​The SNSF's strategic goals are derived from the Statutes and the mission statement.

  • Support high-quality research as well as researchers in their quest for excellence.
  • Bring research funding closer into line with the researchers' needs.
  • Support the spread of knowledge in society, the economy and politics and demonstrate the value of research.

On this basis, the SNSF defines its goals for research funding. They are set out in the multi-year programme and the action plan, which is based on the multi-year programme. The statutes and the mission statement also inform a number of sub-strategies concerning cross-cutting issues.​


Communication Division