SNSF Ambizione

Research Service

Submission deadline: 15 September 2023

SNSF Submission deadline: 1 November, 2023

USI Internal deadline: 15 September, 2023

Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. These four-year grants are awarded by the SNSF to researchers who fulfil the following criteria:

  • At least 12 months of postdoctoral research activity at a different institution from that of the doctoral thesis;
  • Maximum 4 years from the doctorate;
  • Excellent academic track record, especially in terms of publications, and firm ambitions to pursue an academic career.

Funding

  • Ambizione grant with salary: the grant comprises the salary of applicant and project costs. Such funds may not exceed CHF 400,000 for the four-year grant. 
    PhD Students and Postdocs may be employed on this project. If a postdoc is envisaged, the host institution must contribute to at least half of the postdoc's salary.
  • Ambizione project grant: the grant covers the project costs (max. 400'000 CHF/4years), while the salary of applicant is funded by the host institution.
    PhD Students and Postdocs may be employed on this project. If a postdoc is envisaged, the host institution must contribute to at least half of the postdoc's salary.

Click here for further information and contact Martina Pestoni.