Excellent researchers who are currently unable
to apply to the European Research Council for ERC grants at Swiss research
institutions because of the successful mass immigration initiative can apply
for comparable grants to the SNSF in the context of the so-called "Temporary
Backup Schemes" (transitional measures in 2014). Applicants with destination Switzerland
who intended to apply for a Starting Grant with the ERC can submit their
proposal to the SNSF between 15 March and 25 March 2014.