SNSF Starting Grants

Closing Date: 01/02/2022

Funding available to lead an independent research project and direct a team of researchers in Switzerland.

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is Switzerland’s foremost institution in the promotion of scientific research. It supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences.

Switzerland is currently considered a non-associated third country for participation in Horizon Europe and other related programmes. For monobeneficiary schemes such as most ERC grants, researchers at Swiss research institutions are not eligible to apply. To remedy this situation, the SNSF has been mandated by the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) to offer an alternative, comparable call for proposals as part of its broader transitional measures in 2021-2022: the SNSF Starting Grant Call 2022.

The aim is to maintain Switzerland’s strong position as a centre of research excellence whilst offering an opportunity similar to Eccellenza for outstanding researchers to establish and to lead a research group within the Swiss research landscape.

Funding body Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
Maximum value 1,800,000 CHF
Reference ID S23109
Category Arts and Humanities
Biotechnology and Biology
Economic and Social Research
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Fund or call Fund