National Research Programmes (NRPs)

NRPs make a scientific contribution to solving societal challenges. They are launched by the Federal Council and deal with topics of national importance. The research volume is between 10 and 20 million Swiss francs.

NRPs have an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focus. The individual research projects are coordinated according to the goals set for the programme. Researchers maintain an intensive dialogue and work together with practitioners. The NRPs attach great importance to communicating research findings both to specialists and to the general public.

In the starting blocks: four new NRPs

Calls for two new NRPs will be launched on 30 November 2023:

  • NRP 81 "Baukultur. For an Ecological and Social Transformation of the Built Environment" (budget CHF 10.6 million)
  • NRP 82 "Promoting Biodiversity and Sustainable Ecosystem Services for Switzerland" (budget CHF 15.5 million)

Calls for two new NRPs will be launched on 12 December 2023:

  • NRP 83 "Gender Medicine and Health" (budget CHF 11.0 million)
  • NRP 84 "Innovations in Plant Breeding" (budget CHF 10.0 million)

Further information will be available on the websites of the new NRPs, which will be launched in time for the call.