882 million francs for research
Initial preliminary figures on SNSF funding in 2021: We invested 882 million francs in new projects, fellowships and publications.
Half of the funds went to project funding. In this funding scheme, experienced researchers carry out projects on self-chosen topics. We used a quarter of the budget to promote the careers of young researchers, and 20 per cent to support research teams participating in programmes. The remaining funds were allocated to infrastructures and science communication. At the end of 2021, approximately 5700 SNSF-funded projects were underway, involving 20,000 researchers at universities and other institutions. Most projects last several years.