Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The funding scheme would like to promote qualified researchers from Switzerland as well as excellent researchers from abroad.

An Ambizione grant comprises the salary of the grantee and project funds. Researchers who hold or have been promised a non-professorial teaching position with prospects of an academic career are eligible to apply for an Ambizione project grant (project funds only).

Submission deadline
1 November

Written confirmation of the research institution

To submit your application to the SNSF, you will need a written confirmation of the research institution, which consists of two separate letters:

Letter 1: Detailed confirmation signed by the contact person mentioned in the application and by the head of the institute/department
Letter 2: General confirmation of the Vice President Research

In order for the general confirmation letter (letter 2) to be issued on time, the detailed confirmation (letter 1) must be sent to the UZH Grants Office ( by 25 October 2022 at the latest.

Below you will find the template of the SNSF for letter 1 as a Word document (for female and male applicants respectively; the German versions can be found on the German website).

Please use the institute's/department’s letterhead and replace the bold text [in brackets].

Template for female applicants (DOCX, 51 KB)

Template for male applicants (DOCX, 51 KB)