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SNSF Consolidator Grant

Grants for researchers who want to consolidate their scientific independence in Switzerland

Switzerland is still considered a non-associated third country in Horizon Europe, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation. On behalf of the federal government, the SNSF is again launching a call for the transitional measure SNSF Consolidator Grants.

This call is open to researchers who are already independent, have made several important contributions to science, and now want to conduct trend-setting as well as ambitious research in Switzerland in order to consolidate their scientific independence. The funding instrument is open to all disciplines and researchers from all countries.


Applicants may request a budget of up to CHF 1.75 million for a five-year period. Additional funding of up to CHF 870,000 can be requested for specific costs.

Call 2024

Important information: On 10 April, the Federal Council set the funding for the transitional measures for the 2024 calls for projects in the Horizon 2021-2027 package and there will be no call for proposals for SNSF Consolidator Grants 2024. According to the 2025 transitional arrangement agreed with the EU, Swiss researchers will be able to participate in Horizon Europe calls starting from the 2025 programme year (including the ERC Consolidator Grants 2025) as soon as an agreement between Switzerland and the EU has been initialled. For further information, contact SERI.

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UZH Research Development
Phone 044 634 53 50


Data Management Plan (DMP)

In most SNSF funding instrument, the submission of a DMP is a condition for the release of funds for approved projects. However, funds for data management should already be requested at the application stage.

The UZH Open Science Services team of the University Library will advise and support you in developing your DMP. These are 5 things you should keep in mind.

The SNSF’ new Open Access regulations

As of January 1, 2023, new Open Access regulations will apply to all new funding applications submitted to the SNSF. As before, researchers funded by the SNSF can meet the SNSF’s OA requirements in four ways. Journal articles must now be directly available as Open Access without embargo under a CC-BY license; nothing changes for book chapters and books. The SNSF has updated its general implementation regulations  accordingly.

Read more about the SNSF's new Open Access regulations here.