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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 2023/2024

Submission deadline: 16 October 2023

Confirmation host institution

Applicants must submit a written and binding letter of commitment from the host institution outlining their willingness to support the proposed research throughout the duration of the proposed project.

You will receive the required confirmation letter via the approval process in AVA, the third-party funding platform of UZH.

You can log in to the platform with your UZH login (shortname and password).

If you do not (yet) have a UZH login, an administrative employee of the host institute can enter the project data in AVA (see note under "Applicant" in AVA) and then send you the confirmation letters.

Please enter your project data on AVA in good time.

Once the approval process has gone through, you will be able to download the two confirmation as PDF.

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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.