ERI Dispatch 2025-2028: SNSF wants to secure innovation and tackle new challenges


In its statement on the draft ERI Dispatch, the SNSF is calling for total federal funding of 5.17 billion francs for the 2025-2028 period, corresponding to real growth of 3.5 per cent per year. The Federal Council wants to cut spending on research and innovation in the next few years. For the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), it proposes "nominal growth of 2.7 per cent" in its draft ERI Dispatch 2025-2028. The SNSF is fully aware of the Confederation’s delicate financial situation. However, it has become more difficult for Swiss research to maintain its leading position because of its exclusion from important parts of the world's largest research programme, Horizon Europe, about two years ago. In addition, federal contributions to national research funding have stagnated in recent years due to inflation. Further information can be found under the following link.