Protected Research Time for Clinicians

More time for your research!

Repealed based on the decision of the Research Council Presiding Board of 8 December 2021 as of 31 December 2024. The last opportunities to submit a grant application for Protected Research Time for Clinicians (PRTC) are: Project funding Biology and Medicine division, call of summer semester 2024; Investigator Initiated Clinical Trials (IICTs) 2023 call.

​The initiative "Protected Research Time for Clinicians" (PRTC) is intended to help especially younger clinicians to dedicate at least 30% of their working time to their research project funded by the SNSF. They will be relieved of their clinical duties during "protected time". The salary costs related to this this guaranteed research time are assumed by the SNSF and the employer in equal parts.