Mission Statement

Knowledge is the key to the future. Research creates knowledge.

​In its mission statement, the SNSF describes how it aims to act in the best interests of researchers, political authorities, the general public and its own employees. It defines the ambitions and values informing its work.

  • Quality. We promote scientific excellence. We also expect our own performance to be of a high standard.
  • Independence. We operate autonomously and evaluate impartially.
  • Responsibility. We are a reliable partner. We fulfil our tasks judiciously and al-ways act ethically.
  • Fairness. Our decisions are well-founded and we respect equal opportunities.

On the basis of the mission statement, the SNSF derives strategic aims and specific measures for the coming years. These measures are aimed at ensuring high quality standards in research funding and at improving internal processes and organisational structures.

SNSF Mission Statement (PDF)