Type of grants
Renowned researchers may submit a research project. The grantee is responsible for the selection of the personnel (graduate students, assistants, professionals). The project is embedded in an academic institution (University). The foundation does not pay overhead or infrastructure. Criteria for the grant decision are the scientific quality of the project and the qualifications of the Principal Investigator.
Post doc scholarships
The foundation grants project oriented stipends for scientists recently graduated as PhD who want to perform post doc studies at a foreign institution. The criteria are the qualifications of the researcher, the quality of the research plan and of the institution the grantee wants to work (PhD studies are not supported).
Congresses, Meetings, Seminars and the like may ask for financial support for the invitation of prominent speakers. The quality of the program and the qualification of the invitee are decisive (no sponsoring).
Public understanding of science
Events and activities that aim at increasing the understanding of Scientific thinking and the Scientific method in the public at large are supported (no translations, no printing costs). Such Projects have to be based in Switzerland.