SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF) 2023

SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF) 2023

Submission deadline:

Online Event 25 September 2023: Recording and slides (PDF)

SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF) 2023 – Switzerland is considered a non-associated third country in the 2023 calls for projects in Horizon Europe (work programme 2023-2024) and related programmes and initiatives. This year, on behalf of the Swiss Confederation, the SNSF is launching a new call under the transitional measure SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships for people of all nationalities who were aiming to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship (MSCA PF).

The scheme is open to all research disciplines and topics.

This funding scheme will offer applicants with a PhD and no more than eight years of postdoctoral experience a position at a non-commercial research institution in Switzerland for 12-24 months.

The grant includes the postdoctoral fellow’s salary with social security contributions, financial contributions to research, and conference costs.

Eligibility criteria

Important: Applicants whose applications were rejected in the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022 call may submit a revised application, involving the same host institu-tion, if they have achieved an evaluation score of at least 6.3 out of 9. The same regulation applies under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowships, where at least 70% of the maximum score is required. Applicants whose proposal was rejected under SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021 can submit a revised application under SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 involving the same host institution, regardless of the evaluation score.

The following criteria apply to the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships:

Application submission

Draw up your SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships application in accordance with the guidelines and submit it using the online platform mySNF. We recommend opening your application as early as possible to familiarise yourself with the requirements. We open the application website three months before the submission deadline. Please also note the conditions and requirements in the call document.

Important: Please create your CV in the new format on the SNSF Portal in good time. For your first login, you will need a SWITCH-edu ID and an ORCID ID, which may take a few days to obtain.

mySNF user account

If you are submitting an application to the SNSF for the first time: register on mySNF and request your user account. We will then send you your login information by e-mail. Please note: you must request your user account at least one month before the submission deadline. If not, we cannot guarantee timely access to mySNF. The user account will be available to you for all applications and for lifetime management of approved projects.

Evaluation procedure

You can find general information on the evaluation procedure at this link:

Please also consult the Funding Regulations and the Organisational Regulations of the National Research Council:

Specific instructions for the SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships evaluation procedure can be found in the guidelines and the call document:


Receipt and verification at the SNSF:

Verification of formal requirements and eligibility

The National Research Council of the SNSF and the evaluation bodies it appoints are responsible for the scientific evaluation and for taking the relevant funding decisions.

Administration of grants

Detailed information on grants administration can be found under the following link:

SNSF Swiss Postdoctoral Fellowships (SPF) 2023 Documents

Formal requirements, ethical issues and research integrity:

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