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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.


The 2023 call is closed


ERC Advanced Grant 2024

A transitional arrangement enables Swiss researchers to participate in the ERC call for Advanced Grants 2024. Researchers who wish to conduct innovative, high-risk research can submit an application for a maximum of 5 years of funding.

This change took effect with the opening of negotiations between Switzerland and the EU (Press release of the Confederation). The transitional measure “SNSF Advanced Grants 2024” will therefore not be launched.

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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.