Several instruments exist for PostDocs for personal fellowships or project grants in Switzerland. The funding can be claimed on a national level (SNSF, PostDoc Mobility) or European level (ERC, MSCA).
European Research Coucil (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
Marie Skłodowska-Curie 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 are exsiting.
From 4 Years Research Experience OR PhD Onwards
Ambizione, Ambizione-PROSPER and Ambizione-SCORE grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme promotes qualified researchers from Switzerland and abroad.
Up to 4 years after PhD
Early Postdoc.Mobility fellowships are designed for postdocs at the beginning of their career who wish to enhance their scientific profile by working at a research institution abroad. The fellowships include a grant towards living costs, a flat-rate for travel expenses.
Submission up to 2 years after obtaining the doctorate
SNSF professorships address young researchers who intend to pursue an academic career and wish to establish their own team to realise a research project. An SNSF professorship includes the researcher's salary, salaries of employees & a contribution to infrastructure.
From PhD onwards
Marie Heim-Vögtlin grants are aimed at female doctoral students and postdocs who interrupted or reduced their research due to family commitments. Thanks to MHV grants, candidates can boost or re-start their career with a research project of their own and improve their scientific profile.
Women with non-linear career path