SNSF Career Grants

For any questions on ENAC internal procedures: [email protected]

SNSF Ambizione Grants 2022

SNSF Deadline: 01.11.2022

Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution. The scheme supports young researchers both from Switzerland and abroad. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions are also eligible to submit an application.
An Ambizione grant covers the grantee’s salary and the funds needed to carry out the project. An Ambizione project grant, however, comprises only project funds. The grants are awarded for a maximum of four years.

SNSF Ambizione Grants

EPFL support
As a Host Institution, EPFL welcomes outstanding candidates under the following conditions:

  • An EPFL Professor is ready to support and host the candidate for the entire duration of the project;
  • The HR manager, Director of Institute, Dean of School (or Head of ENT-R/I/E) and, if applicable, Head of Equipment give their approvals to host the candidate.

For EPFL: Application Toolkit

Please contact [email protected] if you have any question on the EPFL general procedure or eligiblity.

For ENAC: the ENAC School supports candidates who wish to apply to Ambizione grants of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Interested candidates have to contact first a potential ENAC host laboratory at one of the three ENAC Institutes directly, and ask the Host Professor to fill out and sign the Detailed Confirmation Letter (template: see ReO Application Toolkit). The candidate should submit their EPFL pre-application through the EPFL pre-application platform (how: see ReO Application Toolkit), including the Detailed Confirmation Letter signed by the Host professor, by 1 October 2021 at the latest. The ENAC Institute Director will then be able to review and counter-sign the Detailed Confirmation Letter.

EPFL Research Office memento

SNSF Ambizione information event


SNSF Advanced Grants 2022

SNSF Deadline: 2 November 2022

Applicants must pre-register by 1 October 2022

SNSF Advanced Grants

Since Switzerland remains for the moment not-associated to Horizon Europe, the ‘SNSF Advanced Grants 2022’ is aimed at researchers who intended to apply for an ERC Advanced Grant. Scientists of any nationality who want to pursue innovative, ground-breaking, high-risk / high-gain research in Switzerland can apply for an SNSF Advanced Grant

For EPFL: Application Toolkit

For ENAC: please contact [email protected] asap to obtain the EPFL Host Support Letter. There is no need to contact or inform the ENAC’s dean office.

EPFL Research Office memento

SNSF AdG Information event


SNSF Postdoctoral Fellowships 2022

SNSF Deadline: 1 December 2022

SNSF Postdoctoral Fellowships

Preliminary information:

The SNSF Postdoctoral Fellowships replace the Marie Skłodovska-Curie Fellowships. The scheme is open to all disciplines and topics, and is intended for young researchers who wish to consolidate their scientific training and pursue their academic career in Switzerland.

The duration of these fellowships is between 12 and 24 months. The grant includes the postdoctoral fellow’s salary with social security contributions, financial contributions to research, and conference costs. According to the 2021 Call document, project funds must not exceed CHF 24’000 for a two-year grant, but this information is to be confirmed once the 2022 Call document will be published.

Eligibility: Applicants can be of any nationality and from all disciplines. They must have a PhD degree and not more than 8 years of postdoctoral experience. They must not have resided or carried out their main activity in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediatly prior to the submission deadline (1 December 2022), to be confirmed at the call opening.
Support letters from the host institution and the host supervisor must be provided.

Research Office (ReO) will provide an Applcation Toolkit at the call opening, expected on 1 September 2022.

For ENAC: Applicants need to find and contact a Host Professor at ENAC who will need to provide a support letter (template in ReO Toolkit), and contact [email protected] to obtain asap the general support letter from EPFL.


SNSF Professorial Fellowships

SNSF Deadline: no open call

SNSF press release

For any questions on the general procedures for EPFL support: [email protected] 

For any questions on the ENAC School internal procedures: [email protected]

EPFL Research Office memento

SNSF Professorial Fellowships information event


SNSF (ERC) Starting Grant 2023

SNSF StG Deadline: no open call

SNSF Starting Grants

ERC StG Deadline: 25 October 2022

ERC Starting Grants

SERI recommends Swiss-based applicants to prepare their application to ERC Starting Grants for the deadline of 25 October 2022. If eligibility of Switzerland for this call is not finalised by the deadline, the SNSF will open an integrative call for proposals “SNSF Starting Grants 2023” in November 2022. The SNSF call will be aligned as close as possible with the ERC.

For EPFL: ERC StG 2023 Applicant Toolkit

For ENAC: Applicants who want to submit an ERC StG 2023 with ENAC as Host School need to express their interest via [email protected] – an internal selection procedure (incl. interview) is put in place.

For any questions on the general procedures for EPFL support: [email protected] 

For any questions on the ENAC School internal procedures: [email protected]

ERC Starting Grant applicant workshop


SNSF Consolidator Grant 2023

SNSF Deadline: no open call

SNSF Consolidator Grants