SNSF Ambizione

Institute of Physics

This document describes the process for getting support from the Institute of Physics (IPHYS) for application.


Upon successful application, Ambizione grantees will receive the title of Scientist (collaborateur·trice scientifique). They are hosted in a research unit. They co-supervise the PhD students involved in their project, the supervisor being the head of the hosting research unit.

Ambizione applicants who would like to work at IPHYS must first be approved by the hosting institute.

Description of the selection process

Host professors are responsible for the selection of the candidates they would like to support. Supporting a candidate implies that the host professor commits to provide the necessary space and infrastructure for the success of the proposed project, within the present means available to their unit. IPHYS cannot provide additional space or financial support in case an Ambizione project is granted.

The next application opportunity will be in Autumn 2021. The timeline and procedure will be published in due course.

Timeline & deadlines

IPHYS deadlines are at midnight on the indicated date.  Files received after the deadline will not be considered.

IPHYS application deadline: Autumn 2021

SNSF application deadline: November 1st, 2021 (17h)


IPHYS template for detailed confirmation letter: available once the toolkit is published

EPFL toolkit for Ambizione applications

EPFL online pre-application form

SNSF Ambizione