Due to Switzerland's current non-association with Horizon Europe, the federal government has instructed the SNSF to launch a call for proposals for the SNSF Starting Grants 2024. This call also replaces the SNSF funding schemes Eccellenza and PRIMA.
Researchers from all countries who have been active in research for several years since obtaining their PhD, equivalent degree or medical degree and who have contributed to scientifically independent and important research in their field are eligible to participate.
To submit an application to the SNSF, you need a written confirmation from the research institution (template is available on mySNF).
At UZH, you will receive the confirmation letter via the approval process in AVA, the UZH third-party funding platform.
Please contact the responsible persons at the institute, seminar or clinic at an early stage to discuss aspects of the scientific connection as well as the available resources (premises, infrastructure, etc.).
You can register on AVA with your UZH login (short name and password).
If you do not (yet) have a UZH login, an administrative employee of the host institution can enter the project data in AVA on your behalf and then send you the confirmation letter.
Alternatively, a guest UZH login can be requested via the institute's IT manager.
Once the approval process has been completed, you can download the confirmation letter as a PDF.