The SNSF Advanced Grants are part of the "Temporary Backup Schemes" and replace the ERC Advanced Grants, from which researchers in Switzerland are currently excluded as a result of the continuing non-association of Switzerland with the European research programme Horizon 2020.
The SNSF Advanced Grants are aimed at experienced, outstanding researchers who are well-established in their fields and have gained an excellent track record over the past 10 years. The call is open to all scientific disciplines.
The SNSF will open the call for SNSF Advanced Grants slightly later than the corresponding ERC call; probably in mid-August (ERC: 17 June 2014). The submission date will also be later than the deadline for ERC Advanced Grants (21 October 2014). The SNSF will publish the date when launching the call.