181 proposals for SNSF Advanced Grants 2023

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International experts will evaluate these proposals and applicants will be able to state their position on the evaluation. Panels of scientists will then make the final assessment.

In terms of subject areas, the 181 proposals break down as follows: 60 are from the fields of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering, 61 relate to biology and medicine, and 60 are from the humanities and social sciences. On average, the researchers have proposed a budget of CHF 1.9 million per project.

47 female researchers have submitted a proposal, corresponding to 26% of the projects. The proposals from women relate more frequently to the humanities and social sciences (24 out of 60, i.e. 40%) than to mathematics, natural sciences or engineering (12/60, i.e. 20%) or life sciences (11/61, i.e. 18%).

Nearly 65% of researchers who have submitted a proposal come from universities. The others are mainly from ETHZ/EPFL (28%).

Next step: evaluation

International experts will first evaluate the proposals, and applicants will receive this evaluation (in anonymised form) on the morning of 19 August 2024. They will then have until midnight on 28 August to state their position on the evaluation (“rebuttal letter”).

The rebuttal letter will be included with the other documents relating to the proposal. The internal reviewers will examine the letters and formulate their recommendations on the basis of the proposal, the external evaluations as well as the rebuttal letter. Finally, the reviewers' recommendations will be presented and discussed at the evaluation meeting.

In December 2024, applicants will be informed whether their project will receive SNSF funding.