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Study on perfomance of Swiss SSH researchers in the ERC published

While researchers based in Switzerland are remarkably successful in securing ERC grants both in the Life Sciences and Physical Sciences and Engineering domains,  Social Sciences and Humanities researchers based in Switzerland do not particularly well in ERC competitions. To elucidate the situation and identify possible reasons for it, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has commissioned a dedicated study. The report by Interface and Technolopolis as well as actions taken by the SNSF to meet their recommendations has now been published: