TitelERC-Transfer-Grants-FAQ
BeschreibungERC-Transfer-Grants-FAQ
Startdatum01.01.2013 00:00
Enddatum01.01.2050 00:00


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FAQ ERC Transfer Grants
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  • a) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and would like to conduct my project at a Swiss host institution. Can I use the ERC Transfer Grant to pay my own salary?


    No, the ERC Transfer Grants are exclusively aimed at researchers who have obtained a salaried position at a Swiss research institution and whose salary is therefore covered in full. The ERC Transfer Grant cannot be used to cover the applicant’s full salary or parts of it.
  • b) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and was recently appointed to a permanent position at a Swiss host institution. I have already concluded the Grant Agreement with my originally envisaged host institution, but have not yet started my project. How should I proceed to apply for an ERC Transfer Grant?


    Before submitting an ERC Transfer Grant application, the beneficiary should inform his/her original host institution about the transfer of the grant to Switzerland. He/She should then consult with the future Swiss host institution regarding the transfer procedure and the resources that can be allocated to the beneficiary. Subsequently, the Grant Agreement with the ERC should be cancelled and the beneficiary should contact the SNSF (e-mail: ctbs@snf.ch , tel: +41 31 3082 274) to submit his/her application.
  • c) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and was recently appointed to a permanent position at a Swiss host institution. I have concluded a Grant Agreement with my current host institution and already started my project. How should I proceed to apply for an ERC Transfer Grant?


    Before submitting an ERC Transfer Grant application, the beneficiary should inform his/her original host institution about the transfer of the grant to Switzerland. He/She should then consult with the future Swiss host institution regarding the transfer procedure and the resources that can be allocated to the beneficiary. Subsequently, the Grant Agreement with the ERC should be cancelled and the beneficiary should contact the SNSF (e-mail: ctbs@snf.ch , tel: +41 31 3082 274) to submit his/her application.
  • d) Must I withdraw my ERC grant before submitting my application for the ERC Transfer Grant or could it be done during the transfer process?


    The beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG who wishes to transfer his/her grant to Switzerland needs to upload a financial report when applying for the ERC Transfer Grant, indicating the amount of funds remaining for his/her project. Thus, the grant holder needs to inform the ERC about his/her intention to transfer the grant to Switzerland in order to receive such a final financial report.
  • e) I would like to transfer personnel to Switzerland along with my ERC-2014-StG/CoG. How can I ensure that there will be no funding gap in the course of the transfer?


    If the final financial report from the ERC is not available at the time of submitting the ERC Transfer Grant application, the SNSF will accept a confirmation from the applicant’s current host institution, indicating the prospective balance of the project at the time of the transfer. The final financial report from the ERC with the actual final balance will have to be submitted once available.
  • f) Given that the salary rates in Switzerland differ significantly from European countries, how should I deal with the resulting reduced resources for personnel? How can I ensure that the research can be conducted as originally planned?


    The SNSF cannot provide more funds than originally awarded by the ERC. Hence, the applicant should discuss the possibility of additional funding with the host institution. When submitting the application, the applicant may adjust his/her research plan according to the new resources available. Significant changes, particularly concerning staff members and collaborations, must be explained and justified.
  • g) Based on the regulations governing the conversion of an ERC grant into an SNSF Transfer Grant, applications must be submitted to the SNSF no later than three months before the start of the project. Does the grant holder of the ERC-2014-StG/CoG need to be employed at the Swiss host institution already at the time of submission?


    No. However, when submitting the application for the ERC Transfer Grant, the applicant needs to provide proof that he/she will be employed by the Swiss host institution as of the starting date and for the entire duration of his/her Transfer Grant.
  • h) What are the rules regarding the salaries of personnel employed in the context of an ERC Transfer Grant?


    The salaries for doctoral students, postdoctoral or technical positions to be covered by the ERC Transfer Grant can exceed the range indicated in the general implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations of the SNSF, provided they fulfill the conditions set out by the concerned host institution.
  • i) I am a Principal Investigator with an ERC Transfer Grant. Is it possible for me to apply for other SNSF grants?


    Yes, ERC Transfer Grant holders can submit proposals in other SNSF funding schemes, such as project funding or R’Equip.

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  • a) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and would like to conduct my project at a Swiss host institution. Can I use the ERC Transfer Grant to pay my own salary?


    No, the ERC Transfer Grants are exclusively aimed at researchers who have obtained a salaried position at a Swiss research institution and whose salary is therefore covered in full. The ERC Transfer Grant cannot be used to cover the applicant’s full salary or parts of it.
  • b) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and was recently appointed to a permanent position at a Swiss host institution. I have already concluded the Grant Agreement with my originally envisaged host institution, but have not yet started my project. How should I proceed to apply for an ERC Transfer Grant?


    Before submitting an ERC Transfer Grant application, the beneficiary should inform his/her original host institution about the transfer of the grant to Switzerland. He/She should then consult with the future Swiss host institution regarding the transfer procedure and the resources that can be allocated to the beneficiary. Subsequently, the Grant Agreement with the ERC should be cancelled and the beneficiary should contact the SNSF (e-mail: ctbs@snf.ch , tel: +41 31 3082 274) to submit his/her application.
  • c) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and was recently appointed to a permanent position at a Swiss host institution. I have concluded a Grant Agreement with my current host institution and already started my project. How should I proceed to apply for an ERC Transfer Grant?


    Before submitting an ERC Transfer Grant application, the beneficiary should inform his/her original host institution about the transfer of the grant to Switzerland. He/She should then consult with the future Swiss host institution regarding the transfer procedure and the resources that can be allocated to the beneficiary. Subsequently, the Grant Agreement with the ERC should be cancelled and the beneficiary should contact the SNSF (e-mail: ctbs@snf.ch , tel: +41 31 3082 274) to submit his/her application.
  • d) Must I withdraw my ERC grant before submitting my application for the ERC Transfer Grant or could it be done during the transfer process?


    The beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG who wishes to transfer his/her grant to Switzerland needs to upload a financial report when applying for the ERC Transfer Grant, indicating the amount of funds remaining for his/her project. Thus, the grant holder needs to inform the ERC about his/her intention to transfer the grant to Switzerland in order to receive such a final financial report.
  • e) I would like to transfer personnel to Switzerland along with my ERC-2014-StG/CoG. How can I ensure that there will be no funding gap in the course of the transfer?


    If the final financial report from the ERC is not available at the time of submitting the ERC Transfer Grant application, the SNSF will accept a confirmation from the applicant’s current host institution, indicating the prospective balance of the project at the time of the transfer. The final financial report from the ERC with the actual final balance will have to be submitted once available.
  • f) Given that the salary rates in Switzerland differ significantly from European countries, how should I deal with the resulting reduced resources for personnel? How can I ensure that the research can be conducted as originally planned?


    The SNSF cannot provide more funds than originally awarded by the ERC. Hence, the applicant should discuss the possibility of additional funding with the host institution. When submitting the application, the applicant may adjust his/her research plan according to the new resources available. Significant changes, particularly concerning staff members and collaborations, must be explained and justified.
  • g) Based on the regulations governing the conversion of an ERC grant into an SNSF Transfer Grant, applications must be submitted to the SNSF no later than three months before the start of the project. Does the grant holder of the ERC-2014-StG/CoG need to be employed at the Swiss host institution already at the time of submission?


    No. However, when submitting the application for the ERC Transfer Grant, the applicant needs to provide proof that he/she will be employed by the Swiss host institution as of the starting date and for the entire duration of his/her Transfer Grant.
  • h) What are the rules regarding the salaries of personnel employed in the context of an ERC Transfer Grant?


    The salaries for doctoral students, postdoctoral or technical positions to be covered by the ERC Transfer Grant can exceed the range indicated in the general implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations of the SNSF, provided they fulfill the conditions set out by the concerned host institution.
  • i) I am a Principal Investigator with an ERC Transfer Grant. Is it possible for me to apply for other SNSF grants?


    Yes, ERC Transfer Grant holders can submit proposals in other SNSF funding schemes, such as project funding or R’Equip.

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  • a) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and would like to conduct my project at a Swiss host institution. Can I use the ERC Transfer Grant to pay my own salary?


    No, the ERC Transfer Grants are exclusively aimed at researchers who have obtained a salaried position at a Swiss research institution and whose salary is therefore covered in full. The ERC Transfer Grant cannot be used to cover the applicant’s full salary or parts of it.
  • b) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and was recently appointed to a permanent position at a Swiss host institution. I have already concluded the Grant Agreement with my originally envisaged host institution, but have not yet started my project. How should I proceed to apply for an ERC Transfer Grant?


    Before submitting an ERC Transfer Grant application, the beneficiary should inform his/her original host institution about the transfer of the grant to Switzerland. He/She should then consult with the future Swiss host institution regarding the transfer procedure and the resources that can be allocated to the beneficiary. Subsequently, the Grant Agreement with the ERC should be cancelled and the beneficiary should contact the SNSF (e-mail: ctbs@snf.ch , tel: +41 31 3082 274) to submit his/her application.
  • c) I am the beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG grant and was recently appointed to a permanent position at a Swiss host institution. I have concluded a Grant Agreement with my current host institution and already started my project. How should I proceed to apply for an ERC Transfer Grant?


    Before submitting an ERC Transfer Grant application, the beneficiary should inform his/her original host institution about the transfer of the grant to Switzerland. He/She should then consult with the future Swiss host institution regarding the transfer procedure and the resources that can be allocated to the beneficiary. Subsequently, the Grant Agreement with the ERC should be cancelled and the beneficiary should contact the SNSF (e-mail: ctbs@snf.ch , tel: +41 31 3082 274) to submit his/her application.
  • d) Must I withdraw my ERC grant before submitting my application for the ERC Transfer Grant or could it be done during the transfer process?


    The beneficiary of an ERC-2014-StG/CoG who wishes to transfer his/her grant to Switzerland needs to upload a financial report when applying for the ERC Transfer Grant, indicating the amount of funds remaining for his/her project. Thus, the grant holder needs to inform the ERC about his/her intention to transfer the grant to Switzerland in order to receive such a final financial report.
  • e) I would like to transfer personnel to Switzerland along with my ERC-2014-StG/CoG. How can I ensure that there will be no funding gap in the course of the transfer?


    If the final financial report from the ERC is not available at the time of submitting the ERC Transfer Grant application, the SNSF will accept a confirmation from the applicant’s current host institution, indicating the prospective balance of the project at the time of the transfer. The final financial report from the ERC with the actual final balance will have to be submitted once available.
  • f) Given that the salary rates in Switzerland differ significantly from European countries, how should I deal with the resulting reduced resources for personnel? How can I ensure that the research can be conducted as originally planned?


    The SNSF cannot provide more funds than originally awarded by the ERC. Hence, the applicant should discuss the possibility of additional funding with the host institution. When submitting the application, the applicant may adjust his/her research plan according to the new resources available. Significant changes, particularly concerning staff members and collaborations, must be explained and justified.
  • g) Based on the regulations governing the conversion of an ERC grant into an SNSF Transfer Grant, applications must be submitted to the SNSF no later than three months before the start of the project. Does the grant holder of the ERC-2014-StG/CoG need to be employed at the Swiss host institution already at the time of submission?


    No. However, when submitting the application for the ERC Transfer Grant, the applicant needs to provide proof that he/she will be employed by the Swiss host institution as of the starting date and for the entire duration of his/her Transfer Grant.
  • h) What are the rules regarding the salaries of personnel employed in the context of an ERC Transfer Grant?


    The salaries for doctoral students, postdoctoral or technical positions to be covered by the ERC Transfer Grant can exceed the range indicated in the general implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations of the SNSF, provided they fulfill the conditions set out by the concerned host institution.
  • i) I am a Principal Investigator with an ERC Transfer Grant. Is it possible for me to apply for other SNSF grants?


    Yes, ERC Transfer Grant holders can submit proposals in other SNSF funding schemes, such as project funding or R’Equip.

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