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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

The 2023 call is closed.

Written confirmation of the host institution

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 will receive the required confirmation letters via the approval process in AVA, the third-party funding platform of UZH.

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.

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.

The SNSF’ new Open Access regulations

As of January 1, 2023, new Open Access regulations will apply to all new funding applications submitted to the SNSF. As before, researchers funded by the SNSF can meet the SNSF’s OA requirements in four ways. Journal articles must now be directly available as Open Access without embargo under a CC-BY license; nothing changes for book chapters and books. The SNSF has updated its general implementation regulations  accordingly.

Read more about the SNSF's new Open Access regulations here.

Ambizione grants 2022

List of Ambizione grants at UZH

List Ambizione grants UZH (2022)

This list only shows the Ambizione grants of the call 2021 that were awarded to UZH members.

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