Organisation

The Foundation’s three organs are the Foundation Board, the Scientific Committee and the Administrative Office. The FSM is financed by industry (Swisscom, Sunrise and Orange) and supported by the ETH Zurich. One-off grants have been received from the City of Zurich, ewz and the Hasler Foundation. Our events are sponsored by ENKOM AG and the following federal offices: FOEN, FOPH and OFCOM. An external body, the Scientific Committee, decides on the research funding awards. Our financial backers are not members of the Scientific Committee nor are they informed about the Committee’s deliberations. This firewall guarantees the absolute independence of all funding decisions.

 

Foundation Board

In addition to scientists (four university representatives) there is a representative from each of the industrial sponsors, the federal authorities (FOEN, FOPH and OFCOM) and the NGOs (Konsumentenforum kf, Schweizer Heimatschutz, Krebsliga Schweiz, Ingenieure Hospital Schweiz, Verband Schweizerischer Elektrizitätsunternehmen).

The Foundation Board elects members of the Scientific Committee, determines the research funding and Administrative Office’s budget, deals with appeals from project applicants and decides on whether or not researchers should be excluded from project funding in the case of gross breaches of contract.

Prof. Dr. Primo Schär

Universität Basel
Departement Biomedizin
Mattengasse 28
CH-4058 Basel

Phone: 0041 - 61/ 267 07 67
Phone 2: 0041 - 61/ 267 35 66
Phone 2: 0041 - 61/ 267 35 66
primo.schaer(at)unibas.ch

Prof. Dr. Brigitta Danuser

Ottikerstr. 25
CH-8006 Zürich

Phone: 0041 - 44/ 364 58 28
brigitta.danuser(at)bluewin.ch

Prof. Dr. Jürg Leuthold

ETH Zürich
Gloriastrasse 35, ETZ K 81
CH-8092 Zürich

Phone: 0041 - 44/ 633 8010
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 632 11 98
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 632 11 98
leuthold(at)ethz.ch

Dr. Michael Moser

Bundesamt für Energie BFE
Bereichsleiter
Mühlestrasse 4
CH-3063 Ittigen

Phone: 0041 - 58/ 465 36 23
Phone 2: 0041 - 58/ 463 25 00
Phone 2: 0041 - 58/ 463 25 00
michael.moser(at)bfe.admin.ch

Babette Sigg Frank

konsumentenforum kf
Belpstrasse 11
CH-3007 Bern

Phone: 0041 - 31/ 380 50 30
praesidentin(at)konsum.ch

Prof. Dr. Daniel Süss

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissensch.
Departement Angewandte Psychologie
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
CH-8037 Zürich

Phone: 0041 - 58/ 934 83 36
Phone 2: 0041 - 58/ 934 84 39
Phone 2: 0041 - 58/ 934 84 39
daniel.suess(at)zhaw.ch

Jürg Studerus

Swisscom AG
Alte Tiefenaustrasse 6
CH-3048 Worblaufen

Phone: 0041 - 31/ 342 08 19
Phone 2: 0041 - 31/ 342 14 40
Phone 2: 0041 - 31/ 342 14 40
Juerg.Studerus(at)swisscom.com

Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committe of the Foundation consists of 8 persons in maximum. Apart from a delegate of the Foundation Board (that must not be an industry, NGO or authority representative) and the Executive Officer of the Foundation, the Committee consists of up to 6 external experts from Academia.

The Scientific Committee has the following duties and competences:

  • Evaluation of the incoming research proposals
  • Selection of external reviewers, if required
  • Decision taking about research funding
  • Advocate of funding decisions

Prof. Dr. Peter Achermann

Vorsitzender
Universität Zürich
CH-8000 Zürich

Phone: 0041 - 44/ 635 59 54
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 635 57 07
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 635 57 07
acherman(at)pharma.uzh.ch

Prof. Dr. habil. Urs Dahinden

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft HTW Chur
Ringstrasse / Pulvermühlestrasse 57
CH-7004 Chur

Phone: 0041 - 81/ 286 39 02
Phone 2: 0041 - 81/ 286 24 00
Phone 2: 0041 - 81/ 286 24 00
urs.dahinden(at)htwchur.ch

Dr. Jürg Eberhard

Forschungsstiftung Strom und
Mobilkommunikation
Gloriastrasse 35 ETZ K89
CH-8092 Zürich ETH-Zentrum

Phone: 0041 - 44/ 632 28 15
juerg.eberhard(at)emf.ethz.ch

Dr. Jürg Fröhlich

Fields at Work GmbH
Hegibachstrasse 41
CH-8032 Zürich

Phone: 0041 - 44/ 382 38 31
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 632 11 98
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 632 11 98
info(at)fieldsatwork.ch

Dr. Anke Huss

University of Utrecht
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences
Yalelaan 2, PO Box 50178
NL-3508 TD Utrecht

Phone: 0031 - 30/ 253 8461
Phone 2: 0031 - 30/ 253 9499
Phone 2: 0031 - 30/ 253 9499
a.huss(at)uu.nl

Prof. Dr. Meike Mevissen

Universität Bern
Vetsuisse-Fakultät
Längasstrasse 124
CH-3012 Bern

Phone: 0041 - 31/ 631 22 31
Phone 2: 0041 - 31/ 631 2630
Phone 2: 0041 - 31/ 631 2630
meike.mevissen(at)vetsuisse.unibe.ch

Prof. Dr. Michael Siegrist

ETH Zürich Institute for Environmental Decisions
Universitätsstrasse 16
CH-8092 Zürich ETH-Zentrum

Phone: 0041 - 44/ 632 63 21
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 632 10 29
Phone 2: 0041 - 44/ 632 10 29
msiegrist(at)ethz.ch

Dr. David Schürmann

Universität Basel
Departement Biomedizin
Mattengasse 28
CH-4058 Basel

Phone: 0041 - 61/ 695 30 60
Phone 2: 0041 - 61/ 267 35 66
Phone 2: 0041 - 61/ 267 35 66
david.schuermann(at)unibas.ch

Administrative Office

The Foundation Office is responsible for the daily activities of the FSM.

It carries out and implements all business according to the Foundation goals and the decisions taken by the Foundation Board and the Scientific Committee.

Specific duties concern: Organisation of the research calls and controlling of the funded research activities, communication of research results and the state of scientific knowledge in both expert and public contexts, research and consulting activities. For a detailed description of the duties of the Foundation Office see: Office, for a description of the offered services see: Services.