The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research. As mandated by the Swiss Federal government, it supports all disciplines from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine.

Every year the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports approximately 8,500 scientists. It is Switzerland’s foremost institution in the promotion of scientific research. One of its core tasks is the evaluation of research proposals and, every year, the SNSF awards over 700 million Swiss francs to the best applications. By distributing public research money based on a competitive system, the SNSF contributes to the high quality of Swiss research. Eligible for a project submission are only researchers based in Switzerland.

In close collaboration with higher education institutions and other partners, the SNSF works towards creating the best possible conditions for the development and international integration of Swiss research. The SNSF is paying particular attention to the support of young scientists.

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Wildhainweg 3
P.O. Box 8232
3001 Berne

Phone: 0041 31 308 22 22
Fax: 0041 31 301 30 09
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