Switzerland is currently considered a non-associated third country for the submission of proposals in Horizon Europe. With this status, researchers in Switzerland can still participate in most collaborative projects. The Swiss project partner will be funded by SERI (State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation) during the whole lifetime of the project. Participation in mono-beneficiary instruments (individual ERC grants, MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships, MSCA COFUND and EIC Accelerator) is by principle excluded as a non-associated third country. SERI is currently drafting a mandate for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) to implement suitable transition solutions. Implementation is expected in the 4th quarter of 2021. The Federal Council remains committed to its goal of a full association to Horizon Europe.
For further information on the situation, please visit the Horizon Europe website of the SERI.
Sould you have further questions please contact the Grants Office: firstname.lastname@example.org, 061 207 60 53
The Grants Office is the central contact point for National and International funding programmes at the University. Additionally, the Euresearch Mandate includes advising institutions outside the university, e.g. companies and start-ups, foundations, public authorities and other organizations. We provide advice and support at the proposal and project implementation stage.
The Grants office manages the Grants Tool and provides support by clarifying questions like structural aspects in research proposals or division of overheads. Furthermore we inform about open calls.
For general inquiries please send a message to email@example.com or call us on
+41 61 207 60 53.
In the framework of the the Euresearch Mandate our company advisor provides information to SMEs and Start-ups in the Region of Basel that apply for the European Research Framework Program Horizon Europe.
SMEs and Stat-ups please contact Susanne Daniel:
firstname.lastname@example.org oder +41 61 207 18 52.
We inform and advise researchers regarding grant applications to European and other international funding agencies. At the project phase we provide support with the contract management for projects at the university.
The main source of non-Swiss third party funding at the University of Basel comes from the EU framework programme (FP7 and Horizon 2020) projects.
Further information regarding Horizon Europe, the EU framework programme from 2021-2027, and regarding the situation for researchers in Switzerland can be fund on the Horizon Europe website of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), including this Q&A document.