The promotion of young researchers is a core concern of the SNSF. It is also strongly reflected in the funding figures and the consistent orientation of funding schemes towards the needs of young researchers.
Careers in academia are full of uncertainties which, particularly for young Swiss researchers, reduce their appeal as compared to other career opportunities. Encouraging young talents to consider a career in research is therefore the uppermost priority of the SNSF.
The SNSF offers various funding schemes for promoting young scientists at different stages in their careers. The funding schemes are open to all researchers with links to Switzerland (exception: Ambizione) and all research disciplines and topics (exception: Doc.CH). There is at least one submission deadline per year for each scheme.