Swiss National Science Foundation: Ambizione Programme

This Programme supports young researchers in any discipline who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.

Funding & Duration

Awards are worth up to CHF 400,000 (approx. AUD $553,000) for between two and four years, and are intended to cover project costs for Ambizione project grants, and project costs, and salary for Ambizione grants with salary.


Applicants may be researchers from Switzerland as well as from abroad. They must have completed a doctorate no more than four years before applying. Applicants who have completed their medical exam and have done clinical work for at least three years after completing their studies may submit an application no later than nine years after completion of their medical exam. Applicants must have carried out postdoctoral research activities for at least 12 months at a different education institution than the one where the doctoral thesis was written. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions may also apply.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

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