Swiss National Science Fund (SNSF)
The SNSF is the most important funding institution in Switzerland. The Fund offers researchers a wide range of funding programmes for project funding, funding of individuals, publications and conference articles.
The Research Committee’s office can advise you on many of these SNSF funding programmes.
Innosuisse (former CTI)
Innosuisse is the Confederation’s funding agency for innovation (previously called the Commission for Technology and Innovation). For over 60 years, it has been funding transfer of expertise and technology between private enterprise and universities. It brings together partners from both spheres in application-driven research and development projects and supports setting up start-up companies.
Internationally, the various European Union research and education programmes are very important. Euresearch St.Gallen can provide more information on these research programmes and advisory services.
In addition to these three large funding institutions, there is a variety of other organisations that provide funding for basic or applied research. The «Funding Finder», a database with all relevant funding types at the HSG, comprises an overview with the most important funding institutions.