Due to the current non-association of Switzerland to Horizon Europe, the SNSF has launched the new transitional measure 'SNSF Starting Grants' on behalf of the Swiss government. The SNSF Starting Grant Call 2023 is an integrative call which, in addition to the transitional measure for the 2023 ERC Starting Grants, also covers the SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships call 2023 and the PRIMA call 2023.
Start of the call: 1 November 2022
Submission Deadline: 1 February 2023
International and Swiss-based applicants who intended to apply for an ERC Starting Grant to work in Switzerland or an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship are welcome to submit an SNSF Starting Grant proposal to the SNSF.
Confirmation letter from the host institution
To submit your application to the SNSF, you will need a written confirmation of the research institution, which consists of two separate letters:
|Letter 1:||Detailed confirmation signed by the head of the institute/department|
|Letter 2:||General confirmation of the Vice President Research|
Here you will find the template of the SNSF for letter 1 as a Word document:
Application process at UZH
The general confirmation (letter 1) must therefore be sent to the following addresses:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Business, Economics and Informatic email@example.com
- Faculty of Medicine firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Science email@example.com
Applicants of the faculty of science must also submit the filled in form for third-party funding (PDF, 635 KB) to the Dean's Office.
- Faculty of Theology firstname.lastname@example.org
- Faculty of Law email@example.com
- Vetsuisse Faculty firstname.lastname@example.org
In order for the general confirmation letter to be issued on time, the detailed confirmation must be sent to the responsible dean's office by 23 January at the latest.
Applicants who are not yet employed as professor:
The UZH Grants Office supports applicants who are not yet employed as professors and issues the general confirmation letter of the Vice President Research after obtaining the approval of the respective dean's office.
Applicants who are already employed as professor:
EU Grants Access supports applicants who are already employed as professors and issues the general confirmation letter of the Vice President Research after obtaining the approval of the respective dean's office.