An established researchers might have more than 7 years experience after the PhD. They must have already established themselves as independent research leaders in their own right.
ERC AdG allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their research fields.
At least 10 years of experience as established researcher
The SNSF Eccellenza scheme is aimed at highly qualified young researchers who are aiming for a permanent professorship. This scheme enables them to achieve their goal as leaders of a generously funded research project and team at a higher education institution in CH.
From 3-8 years after PhD
ERC Consolidator Grants are designed to support excellent researchers at the stage at which they are consolidating their own independent research team and an idea for a ground-breaking high risk/high gain research project.
Over 7 up to 12 years experience after PhD
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution.
2 years experience after PhD
ERC Starting Grants are designed to support excellent researchers at the stage at which they are starting their own independent research team and an idea for a ground-breaking high risk/high gain research project.
From 2-7 years after PhD
The MSCA Individual Fellowships aim at enhancing the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers through advanced training and international and intersectoral mobility. European or Global Fellowships exists.
From PhD onwards