The target group of the CTC study are applicants for SNSF career funding schemes at the postdoctoral level. The study population comprises persons who applied for Early Postdoc.Mobility, Postdoc.Mobility, Ambizione, PRIMA, or Eccellenza between 2018 and 2021. Both grantees (i.e., applicants who received a positive funding decision) and non-grantees (i.e., applicants who did not receive a positive funding decision, including applicants who withdrew their applications before the decision date) are included in the study.
The participation in the CTC study is unrelated to the evaluation procedure of any proposal submitted to the SNSF. The CTC study remains completely separate from the routine activities of the SNSF. Personal data of participants (e.g., contact information) is being treated with strict confidentiality. Survey data is published as scientific use files on SWISSUbase. Before publication, the data sets are anonymised, so that they do not contain any personal identifiers.