National Research Programmes (NRPs)

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NRPs make a scientific contribution to solving societal challenges. They are launched by the Federal Council and deal with topics of national importance. The research volume is between 10 and 20 million Swiss francs.

NRPs have an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary focus. The individual research projects are coordinated according to the goals set for the programme. Researchers maintain an intensive dialogue and work together with practitioners. The NRPs attach great importance to communicating research findings both to specialists and to the general public.