Swiss National Science Foundation – Scientific Exchanges / Scholars at RiskLocation: Location: Switzerland | Workplace: On site

Scientific Exchanges is aimed at researchers who want to host their own scientific event in Switzerland, invite colleagues from abroad for a research visit to Switzerland, or visit their colleagues in another country. Scientific conferences and workshops are the two types of event covered by the scheme. Research visits by Swiss researchers to other countries or by researchers from abroad to Switzerland are funded for a period of 1 to 6 months. For scientific events, the travel expenses and food and board costs of participants from abroad are covered, for research visits those of travelling guests. The Scientific Exchanges funding scheme also supports the organisation of events that allow research communities to exchange best practices on how to develop a Data Management Plan, preparing research data and making it publicly available.

Scholars at Risk support for scientists under threat

In collaboration with Scholars at Risk Switzerland, the SNSF is supporting placements of researchers under threat in Switzerland.

The SNSF offers financial support for the placement of scholars at threat through Scholars at Risk (SAR), a non-governmental organisation based in New York, whose Swiss members are associated in SAR Switzerland. While this support can be applied for via the Scientific Exchanges funding scheme, the requirements are not identical with those of a regular research visit under this scheme. The guidelines document (below) provides guidance on how to complete and submit a SAR application.

Guidelines for Scholars at Risk applications (PDF)

If you have any questions concerning SNSF support of scholars at threat through Scholars at Risk or the application process, please contact Matt Kimmich.