Successful start of the Career Tracker Cohorts study!

The first wave of the survey among the applicants for Early Postdoc.Mobility and Postdoc.Mobility has successfully been completed in October 2018. It reached an outstanding response rate of 91%. Many thanks to all participants!

In March and April 2019, all applicants for Amibizione, PRIMA, Eccellenza as well as Early Postdoc.Mobility and Postdoc.Mobility (spring deadline) will be interviewed and the 2018/19 cohort will be completed.

We are continuously processing the collected data and will publish findings on this site on a regular basis. We expect the first results of the 2018/19 cohort to be available in autumn 2019.

Welcome to the SNSF Career Tracker Cohorts

The SNSF Career Tracker Cohorts (SNSF-CTC) project is a longitudinal panel study with yearly cohorts. It aims at tracking the career paths of young researchers applying to the SNSF career funding schemes at the postdoctoral level. The main goals of the SNSF-CTC are to monitor the careers of the researchers and to evaluate the impact of the different career funding schemes of the SNSF.

The first cohort starts in October 2018 with Postdoc.Mobility and Early Postdoc.Mobility. Included in the sample are all researchers who applied to one of the two schemes in autumn 2018. Applicants to Ambizione, PRIMA and Eccellenza will be interviewed for the first time in spring 2019.