New scheme: SNSF Consolidator Grants 2022

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The scheme is aimed at researchers who want to consolidate their scientific independence in Switzerland.

On behalf of the Swiss government, the SNSF is launching the SNSF Consolidator Grants 2022 call on 1 March 2022. Recipients of an SNSF Consolidator Grant will be able to conduct their research in Switzerland and consolidate their scientific independence.

At the time of applying for an SNSF Consolidator Grant 2022, researchers must have a PhD or equivalent qualification awarded no less than 7 and no more than 12 years ago. In addition, they must have conducted independent research and made contributions to science without the involvement of their thesis supervisor. Further eligibility requirements are set out in the call document. Interested researchers can submit an application until 1 June 2022.

Applications will be evaluated in two stages by international evaluation panels.

Transitional measures in 2021

In 2021, the SNSF launched the SNSF Advanced Grants 2021, the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 and the SNSF Starting Grants 2022 to replace the European programmes that are no longer accessible to researchers in Switzerland.

Switzerland's association to Horizon Europe remains the stated objective of the Federal Council. Despite the various measures launched by the SNSF on behalf of the Swiss government, the SNSF is hoping for Switzerland's rapid and full association to the Horizon Europe programme.