Transitional measures of the SNSF: Scientific Steering Committee

The Scientific Steering Committee will oversee evaluation and funding activities in relation to the SNSF's transitional measures: the SNSF Advanced Grants and the SNSF Starting Grants.

The members of the Scientific Steering Committee set up by the SNSF have been announced. They are the President of the National Research Council and further high-level researchers, three of whom are also members of the Specialised Committee Careers of the Research Council. The Committee's main purpose is to oversee project evaluation and funding activities in relation to the SNSF's transitional measures: the SNSF Advanced Grants and the SNSF Starting Grants. In addition, its members will monitor adherence to best practices and compliance with the SNSF rules regarding conflicts of interest.

Members of the Scientific Steering Committee:

President of the National Research Council

  • Matthias Egger

Representatives of the disciplines

Humanities and social sciences

  • Valérie Camos (University of Fribourg); psychology
  • Gabriele Rippl (University of Bern); anglophone literary studies

Mathematics, natural and engineering sciences

  • Hubertus Fischer (University of Bern); climate and environmental physics
  • Laura Baudis (University of Zurich); experimental physics
  • Francesco Stellacci (EPFL); materials science and engineering
  • Stuart Lane (University of Lausanne); environmental sciences, geosciences

Biology and medicine

  • Alexander Schier (University of Basel); developmental biology and neurobiology
  • Sophie Martin (University of Lausanne); cell biology and microbiology
  • Jess Snedeker (ETHZ & Balgrist University Hospital): biomechanics in orthopaed