Marie Heim-Vögtlin: 39 grants awarded in 2013

In December 2013, the SNSF awarded 39 Marie Heim-Vögtlin (MHV) grants to highly qualified women researchers who had to interrupt or reduce their scientific activities due to family commitments. A total amount of 7.3 million Swiss francs was allocated.

​The 39 new recipients will begin or continue their research activities in 13 Swiss institutions of higher education and research institutes. Postdoctoral researchers received 79% of the grants and doctoral students 21%. By financing a research project for up to two years, the MHV scheme facilitates the integration of women researchers in the academic environment and makes it possible for more women to pursue a scientific career while having family commitments. The SNSF counts upon the host institutions to help make the scheme a success in the long term by committing themselves to providing further financial support following the expiry of the MHV grant.