PRIMA grants are aimed at outstanding researchers who have great potential to become professors in their future career.

​PRIMA grantees conduct an independent research project at the level of a group leader with their own team at a Swiss research institution. PRIMA grants cover the grantee's salary and project costs for a five-year period. With this competitive grant, PRIMA grantees can carve out a name for themselves and take the next step up the academic career ladder: a professorship. If a PRIMA grantee is appointed as professor in Switzerland during the funding period, the remaining PRIMA grant will be transferred as research funds to the new place of work.

Updated regulations

The SNSF recently updated the regulations of all career funding schemes. As a result, various aspects were adapted, in particular the mobility requirements and the assessment criteria. Further details will be published in a separate news