SNSF Consolidator Grants 2022

Consolidate your scientific independence in Switzerland.

Important information:

24 May 2023: The Federal Council decided to adopt transitional measures relating to the 2021–2027 Horizon package (Horizon Europe, Euratom programme, ITER and Digital Europe Programme). It will provide CHF 625 million in funding for 2023 calls for proposals. The Federal Council therewith provides the necessary funds for the 2023 execution of the ERC Consolidator and Advanced Grants as well as the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Swiss National Science Foundation. As the relevant mandates have not yet been signed, we cannot for the time being answer any questions on possible calls for SNSF Consolidator Grants, SNSF Advanced Grants and SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 or their participation requirements.

The SNSF has changed point 1.1.2 of the call document: A researcher participating as principal investigator in an ongoing ERC frontier research grant may not submit a proposal to the present SNSF Consolidator Grant Call 2022 unless the existing project ends before the end of January 2024. An SNSF Consolidator Grant can only start once the previous ERC frontier grant agreement has ended.

Due to Switzerland’s current status of non-associated third-country in Horizon Europe, the SNSF has launched the new transitional measure 'SNSF Consolidator Grants 2022' on behalf of the Swiss government. It is aimed at researchers (based in Switzerland or abroad) who planned to apply for an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2022. Successful applicants will be able to conduct research in Switzerland and consolidate their scientific independence.

The scheme is open to all fields of research; researchers of any nationality may apply.

Applicants can request a budget of up to CHF 1.75 million for a maximum of 5 years. Additional funding of up to CHF 870,000 may be requested for specific costs.