SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF)

Servizio ricerca e trasferimento del sapere

Submission deadline: 1 Dicembre 2023

Submission deadline: 1 December, 2023

The SNSF is offering, on behalf of the government, a transitional measure for researchers who had planned to apply for a fellowship under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships Actions (MSCA). Interested researchers can apply to the SNSF for a postdoctoral fellowship at a Swiss research institution. 


  • Researchers of any nationality, from all disciplines
  • At the time of submission deadline, applicants must hold a PhD to be eligible as postdoctoral researchers. 
  • Applicants who have defended their doctoral thesis but not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered postdoctoral researchers and eligible.
  • At the time of submission deadline, proposals must be submitted within 8 years after the obtainment of the relevant degree. The relevant date is that of the examination or thesis defence.
  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately prior to the submission deadline

Funding and duration
Duration: 12 to 24 months
SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships cover the grantee's salary, including social security contributions. Project funds, including research costs directly linked to the implementation of the project, training and networking contributions, are also covered. Project funds must not exceed CHF 24'000 for a two-year grant.

Timeline of the call

  • Opening of the call  1 September 2023
  • Submission deadline 1 December 2023
  • Evaluation February-May 2024
  • Communication of results June 2024
  • Earliest project start 1 July 2024
  • Latest possible project start 1 July 2025 

Further information

SNSF website


 For further information please contact Martina Pestoni.