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UZH for Researchers


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)





Weiterführende Informationen


Dr. Miriam Egloff
Tel. 044 634 48 05


Data Management Plan (DMP)

In most SNSF funding instrument, the submission of a DMP is a condition for the release of funds for approved projects. However, funds for data management should already be requested at the application stage.

The UZH Open Science Services team of the University Library will advise and support you in developing your DMP. These are 5 things you should keep in mind.

Ambizione grants 2021

List of Ambizione grants at UZH

List Ambizione grants UZH (2021)

This list only shows the Ambizione grants of the call 2020 that were awarded to UZH members.


Here you can find a complete list of all Ambizione grants of the SNSF.