National Research Programmes NRP

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Overview

The National Research Programmes (NRPs) are the federal government’s research funding tools to support research projects that develop knowledge useful in guiding decisions and practices – and thereby help solving current social and economic challenges. At the request of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), the Federal Council periodically decides on the thematic focus and budget allocation of new NRPs. Each NRP runs for a period of two to five years. Since the instrument was first introduced, 80 NRPs have been launched, covering a wide range of themes.

Process of selecting themes for new NRPs

After State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) has opened a new selection round, interested parties can submit outlines for new NRP themes. A bottom-up process is used to select the most promising NRP themes.

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Concluded National Research Programmes

  • NRP 78 "Covid-19"
  • NRP 75 "Big Data"
  • NRP 74 "Smarter Health Care"
  • NRP 73 "Sustainable Economy"
  • NRP 72 "Antimicrobial Resistance"
  • NRP 71 "Managing Energy Consumption"
  • NRP 70 "Energy Turnaround"
  • NRP 69 "Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production"
  • NRP 68 "Sustainable use of soil as a resource"
  • NRP 67 "End of Life"
  • NRP 66 "Resource Wood"
  • NRP 65 "New Urban Quality"
  • NRP 64 "Opportunities and Risks of Nanomaterials"
  • NRP 63 "Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine"
  • NRP 62 "Smart Materials"
  • NRP 61 "Sustainable Water Management"
  • NRP 60 "Gender Equality"
  • NRP 59 "Benefits and Risks of the Deliberate Release of Genetically Modified Plants"
  • NRP 58 "Religions, the State and society"
  • NRP 57 "Non-Ionising Radiation - Health and Environment"
  • NRP 56 "Language Diversity and Linguistic Competence in Switzerland"
  • NRP 54 "Sustainable Development of the Built Environment"
  • NRP 53 "Musculoskeletal Health - Chronic Pain"
  • NRP 52 "Childhood, Youth and Intergenerational Relationships in a Changing Society"
  • NRP 51 "Social Integration and Social Exclusion"
  • NRP 50 "Endocrine Disruptors: Relevance to Humans, Animals and Ecosystems"
  • NRP 49 "Antibiotic resistance"
  • NRP 48 "Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps"
  • NRP 47 "Supramolecular Functional Materials"
  • NRP 46 "Implants and Transplants"
  • NRP 45 "Future Problems of the Welfare State"
  • NRP 43 "Formation and Employment"
  • NRP 42+ "Relations between Switzerland and South Africa"
  • NRP 42 "Foreign Policy"
  • NRP 41 "Transport and Environment: Interactions Switzerland / Europe"
  • NRP 40+ "Right-wing Extremism - Causes and Counter-measures"
  • NRP 40 "Violence in Daily Life and Organized Crime"
  • NRP 39 "Migration and Intercultural Relations"
  • NRP 38+ "Pathogenesis of novel forms of infectious diseases"
  • NRP 38 "Diseases of the Nervous System"
  • NRP 37 "Somatic Gene Therapy"
  • NRP 36 "Nanosciences"
  • NRP 35 "Social and Legal Status of Women - Ways to Equality"
  • NRP 34 "Complementary Medicine"
  • NRP 33 "Effectiveness of our Education Systems"
  • NRP 32 "Ageing"
  • NRP 31 "Climatic Changes and Natural Hazards"
  • NRP 30 "High Temperature Supraconductivity"
  • NRP 29 "Changes of Life Style and Social Security"
  • NRP 28 "Switzerland in a Changing World: Challenge for Foreign Trade and Development Politics"
  • NRP 27 "Efficiency of Governmental Actions"
  • NRP 26 "Man, Health and Environment"
  • NRP 25 "City and Traffic"
  • NRP 24 "Chemistry and Physics on Surfaces"
  • NRP 23 "Artificial Intelligence and Robotics"
  • NRP 22 "Use of Land in Switzerland"
  • NRP 21 "Cultural Diversity and National Identity"
  • NRP 20 "Geological Deep Structure of Switzerland"
  • NRP 19 "Materials for Tomorrow's Needs"
  • NRP 18 "Biomedical Engineering"
  • NRP 17 "Alternative Methods to Experiments on Animals"
  • NRP 16 "Methods for Conservation of Objects of Cultural Value"
  • NRP 15 "World of Work: Humanisation and Technological Development"
  • NRP 14 "Circulation and Pollution of Air and Forest Damage in Switzerland"
  • NRP 13 "Research in Micro- and Opto-electronics"
  • NRP 12 "Wood as Renewable Raw Material and Energy Source"
  • NRP 11 "Safety Policy"
  • NRP 10 "Education and Acting in Society and Professional Life"
  • NRP 09 "Mechanisms and Development of Swiss Economy and their Social Consequences"
  • NRP 08 "Economy and Effectiveness of Swiss Health Care"
  • NRP 07 "Problems of Raw and Other Materials"
  • NRP 06 "Decision Processes in Swiss Democracy"
  • NRP 05+ "Man and Biosphere (MAB)"
  • NRP 05 "Regional Problems in Switzerland"
  • NRP 04+ Energy: "Socio-economic Research in the Consumer Domain"
  • NRP 04 "Research and Development in the Domain of Energy"
  • NRP 03 "Problems of Social Integration in Switzerland"
  • NRP 02 "Fundamental Problems of Swiss Hydrologic Cycle"
  • NRP 01 "Cardio-vascular Diseases"
     
  • Contact

    SERI, Luca Tratschin
    Scientific Advisor
    National Research
    T +41 58 462 37 02

    https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/content/sbfi/en/home/research-and-innovation/research-and-innovation-in-switzerland/promotion-instruments/national-research-programmes-nrp.html