Activities Our scientists are regularly supported by various endowments. This enables us to carry out topical and relevant research projects. The SNF is the main Swiss institution for the promotion of scientific research. The SNF and the Rectors‘ Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS) provide support for the following in Switzerland: Ph.D. programmes (ProDoc) at a high level, and Research projects Professorships Outstanding work, projects, etc. by researchers in the Department of Economics are regularly supported.