PRIMA fellows conduct an independent research project with their own team at a Swiss research institution. PRIMA grants cover the grantee’s salary and project costs for a five-year period.
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining a professorship.
With this competitive grant, PRIMA fellows can carve out a name for themselves and take the next step up the academic career ladder: a professorship. If a PRIMA grantee is appointed as a professor in Switzerland during the funding period, the remaining amount of the PRIMA grant will be transferred to the new place of work as research funds.
- have a doctorate (PhD) or at least three years of research activity after obtaining their higher education degree (equivalent qualification to a doctorate).
- Submit their application between two and ten years after their PhD defense or after the date of the equivalent qualification to a doctorate.
- have acquired at least two years of research experience after their doctorate or equivalent qualification to a doctorate.
- Clinical scientists:
- have a medical exam (state examination or equivalent).
- have acquired at least three years of clinical work and at least 2 years of research activities after their medical exam.
- submit their application up to 14 years after their medical exam.
- The time periods are calculated on the basis of the relevant submission deadline for PRIMA applications.
How to Apply and Evaluation procedure:
- How to submit an application
- The applications must be submitted via the mySNF platform.
- PRIMA applications are evaluated in two phases.
- Evaluation procedure of the SNSF
1. Forms, regulations and guidelines
- PRIMA Regulations (PDF, 96 KB)
- Written confirmation of the research institution (PDF)
- Guidelines for submitting a PRIMA proposal (English version, PDF, 113 KB)
- Documents & downloads
Application Submission deadlines
1 November 2021, 5 pm Swiss local time