Call for SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

© Universität Basel / Christian Frierl

Grants for early-career researchers wishing to consolidate their scientific training and pursue their academic career in Switzerland.

Switzerland is considered a non-associated third country in the 2023 calls for projects in Horizon Europe (work programme 2023-2024) and related programmes and initiatives. This year, on behalf of the Swiss Confederation, the SNSF is launching a new call under the transitional measure SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships for people of all nationalities who were aiming to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA PF).

This funding scheme will offer applicants with a PhD and no more than eight years of postdoctoral experience a position at a non-commercial research institution in Switzerland for 12-24 months.

The grant covers the postdoctoral researcher's salary, social security contributions, research funds and conference fees.

Researchers whose applications were rejected under the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 call may submit a revised application involving the same host institution, provided they achieved an evaluation score of at least 6.3 out of 9. The same rule applies under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowships (MSCA PF), where a score of at least 70% relative to the highest grade is required. Applicants whose proposal was rejected under SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 can submit a revised application under SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 involving the same host institution, regardless of the evaluation score.