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.

The call for proposals will be opened on 1 October 2021 on the SNSF website. The call document is already available (see below).

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