Career Tracker Cohorts (CTC)

Resource Type
  • Amacker, Michèle
  • Lüthi, Janine
  • Widmer, Janine
  • Zimmermann, Barbara
Publication Date
  • FORS - Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences
  • CESSDA Topics Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Elites and leadership
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    The SNSF Career Tracker Cohorts (CTC) study tracks the careers of applicants for the postdoctoral career funding schemes of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). These include Early Postdoc.Mobility, Postdoc.Mobility, Ambizione, PRIMA, and Eccellenza. The aim of the CTC study is to gain a better understanding of the researchers’ career paths and of the career impact that is attributable to the SNSF career funding schemes. The results will also serve as a basis for the future development of career funding policies and schemes at the SNSF. The CTC project is designed as a panel study with yearly cohorts. Every new cohort starts with a base survey shortly after the application deadline. Subsequently, the participants are invited to take part in a monitoring survey every year, in order to follow-up on their professional and personal life situations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2018 - ongoing
Geographic Coverage
  • Switzerland (CH)
  • Switzerland
Sampled Universe
Researchers who applied to the SNSF career funding schemes Postdoc.Mobility or Early Postdoc.Mobility, Eccellenza, Ambizione and PRIMA whose submitted documents passed the formal examination, whose application was not a follow-up submission for an earlier application, and who did not withdraw their application. Applicants are included in the study irrespective of whether their applications turned out to be successful or not. See also documentation for more details.
No sampling :
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
Further information on the project is available at Please note: requests for this dataset may take 2-4 weeks
Academic research and teaching - With prior agreement of author

Update Metadata: 2020-07-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-13