Switzerland is currently a non-associated third country in relation to the EU’s Horizon research and innovation programme. Based on a government mandate, the SNSF has set up transitional measures to support researchers.
On behalf of the federal government, the SNSF has introduced a transitional measure – the SNSF Advanced Grants – for those who intended to apply for an ERC Advanced Grant in 2021. The grants are aimed at leading researchers who wish to conduct innovative, high-risk research in Switzerland. Interested parties need to register by 1 November 2021 and submit their proposals by 1 December 2021.
Proposals will be evaluated in two stages by panels of international experts, similar to the panels established for the ERC Advanced Grants.