SNSF Consolidator Grant

The SNSF Consolidator Grants 2022 target researchers who wanted to apply for a 2022 ERC Consolidator Grant, in replacement of this funding scheme.

Institute of Physics

This document describes the process for getting support from the Institute of Physics (IPHYS) to apply as an external candidate or as an IPHYS (non-professor) scientist. EPFL professors can refer to the SNSF Consolidator Grants application toolkit for their own application process.


Upon successful application, SNSF Consolidator Grant awardees will receive  the title of Research and Teaching Associate. They have the right to supervise PhD-thesis involved in their project.

SNSF Consolidator Grant applicants who would like to work at IPHYS must first be approved by the hosting institute. IPHYS will consider applications on a case-by-case basis.


For the purpose of the internal procedure, a supporting professor  needs to endorse the application. This supporting professor must be ready to take over the supervision of the involved PhD students should the grant holder leave EPFL. Moreover, the supporting professor needs to state in a support letter (using the template provided in the application toolkit) that they commit to provide the necessary space and infrastructure for the success of the proposed project.

To seek support of the institute for application, candidates should send to the institute director (at [email protected]) the following documents: CV with publication list, short summary of main achievements to date (max. 1 page), outline of proposed project (max. 3 pages), reasons for IPHYS as host (max. 1 page), support letter by supporting professor (using the template provided in the application toolkit). This should be done as soon as possible but no later than 2/05/2022.

If the application is supported by IPHYS, the applicant is notified and can send their file together with the support letter to the Research Office to obtain the EPFL commitment letter.

The application toolkit contains all details of the EPFL . Please read all the documents carefully, follow the instructions and make sure that your application file fulfils all the requirements. Incomplete files will not be considered. If you have questions regarding the IPHYS procedure, please contact Blandine Jérôme ([email protected], +41 21 69 33376). If you have questions regarding the application toolkit, please contact the Research Office ([email protected]).

Timeline & deadlines

IPHYS internal application deadline: May 2nd, 2022

SNSF pre-registration deadline (mandatory): May 2nd, 2022 (17h)

EPFL internal deadline: May 16th, 2022

SNSF application deadline: June 1st, 2022 (17h)



EPFL toolkit for SNSF Consolidator Grants

SNSF Consolidator Grants