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).
The 2023 call is closed.
To submit your application to the SNSF, you will need a written confirmation of the host institution, which consists of two separate letters: a detailed confirmation signed by the head of the planned host institute (department/seminar/clinic) and a general confirmation of the Vice President Research.
It is recommended to contact the responsible persons at the institute, seminar or clinic at an early stage and to discuss aspects of the scientific connection as well as the available resources (premises, infrastructure, etc.).
You can log in to the platform with your UZH login (shortname and password).
If you do not (yet) have a UZH login, an administrative employee of the host institute can enter the project data in AVA (see note under "Applicant" in AVA) and then send you the confirmation letters.
Alternatively, a guest UZH login can be requested via the IT support staff of the institute.
Please enter your project data on AVA and start the approval process no later than October 20, 2023, so that you receive your documents in time.
Once the approval process has gone through, you will be able to download the two confirmation letters as PDFs.