SNSF Consolidator Grants 2023

Research and Transfer Service

Submission deadline: 16 October 2023

Submission deadline: 16 October, 2023
Internal deadline: 16 August, 2023

Following Switzerland's non-association to Horizon Europe, the SNSF has launched the new transitional measure 'SNSF Consolidator grants" on behalf of the Swiss government.

Eligibility criteria

  • The Call is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research in Switzerland.
  • Applicants with a PhD or MD-PhD awarded >7 and ≤12 years at the time of submission are eligible. 
  • They have shown research independence and contributions to science without the participation of their PhD supervisor.
  • Proposals must be of a ground-breaking and ambitious nature.


Applicants are expected to devote at least 40% of their total working time to the project.

Funding and duration

Up to 1.75 Mio CHF* for a period of up to 5 years.

*Additional funding of up to CHF 870’000 may be requested for a) costs in connection with the move to Switzerland; b) the acquisition or use of scientific infrastructure/major equipment; c) other major experimental and field work costs, excluding personnel costs.

 Application documents

 The proposal is submitted in one step and must include:

  •         Extended synopsis (5 pages)
  •         CV (max 2 pages)
  •         Track-record (max 2 pages)
  •         Research plan (14 pages)
  •        Resources description (max 3 pages)
  •        Commitment of the host institution

Evaluation Criteria

  •        Scientific quality of the research project;
  •        Qualification of the applicant.

   For any information and support, please contact Martina Pestoni.