Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerlandâ??s leading provider of scientific research funding. The SNSF annually supports some 7200 researchers, almost 80 percent of whom are aged 35 years or younger. With its federal mandate, it supports basic research in all disciplines, from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine. It also invests in applied research in various scientific fields.

The focus of its activities is the scientific endorsement of projects submitted by researchers. The best applicants are funded by the SNSF with an annual total amount equalling approximately CHF 700 million.

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Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF - Wildhainweg 3 - P.O. Box 8232 - CH-3001 Bern Tel. +41 (0) 31 308 22 22 Fax +41 (0) 31 301 30 09 E-mail:

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