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SNSF Advanced Grant

Grants for leading researchers

Due to Switerland's status as a non-associated third country in the Horizon Europe programme, the federal government mandated the SNSF to launch the SNSF Advanced Grants funding scheme again for 2023.

It is aimed at researchers who intended to apply for an ERC Advanced Grant. The scheme is open to all research disciplines and topics. Scientists of any nationality who want to pursue innovative, high-risk research in Switzerland can apply for an SNSF Advanced Grant.

SSNSF Advanced Grants are awarded up to a maximum of CHF 1.9 million for a period of up to 5 years.


Submission deadline: 31 January 2024

Pre-registration deadline : 15 December 2023

EU GrantsAccess supports all UZH candidates during the application process.

SNSF Online information event

On Tuesday 12 December, from 12.00 to 13.00, an online information session will be held on the transitional measure “SNSF Advanced Grants 2023” set up by the SNSF on behalf of the Swiss Confederation.

Interested researchers will receive information on our call and will have the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session following the presentation.

Registration is now open

After the event, the relevant slide presentations will be made available on the web page of the SNSF Advanced Grants.

Written confirmation from the research institution

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.

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.

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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.