Swiss National Science Foundation

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the primary funding agency in Switzerland. It funds basic research in all scientific disciplines, paying particular attention to the support of early career researchers.

There are a wide range of research funding schemes on offer, including project funding, career funding, science communication, infrastructures and international collaboration.

In addition, the SNSF funds large long-term research programs on topics of strategic importance for the future of Swiss science, economy and society: National Research Programmes (NRP) and National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCR).