The National Research Programme "End of Life" (NRP 67) is launched

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is launching a call for proposals for the National Research Programme "End of Life" (NRP 67). A total budget of CHF 15 million has been made available for the Programme. Interested researchers are requested to submit pre-proposals till 20 May 2011 via the mySNF platform. An information event will be held for them on 23 March 2011 at the SNSF.

Perceptions and frameworks regarding the end of life are currently in a state of flux. The purpose of the National Research Programme "End of Life" (NRP 67) is to gain new insights into the last phase of life of people of all ages who in all likelihood do not have long to live. The practical knowledge resulting from the NRP is to be passed on to decision-makers in the health care system and in politics as well as to professional caregivers. It will help to ensure that persons going through the end of life may do so with dignity.

Experts of NRP 67

The Steering Committee of NRP 67 is composed of eight experts: Markus Zimmermann-Acklin (President), Luc Deliens, Stefan Felder, Silvia Käppeli, Sophie Pautex, Arnaud Perrier, Ursula Streckeisen and Brigitte Tag. The Committee has a strategic function and is responsible for conducting the NRP.

Herbert Brunold is the Representative of the Federal Administration, Jürg Steiger the Delegate of Division IV of the National Research Council, Stephanie Schönholzer is the Programme Coordinator and Mathis Brauchbar the Head of Knowledge Transfer.

Website of NRP 67

Further information is available on the NRP 67 website in English, French and German.

Information event

23 March 2011 – Information event for interested researchers (SNSF, Wildhainweg 21, Berne, main auditorium 21, from 2.15 pm to 4.15 pm). No registration required.