Ambizione, Ambizione-PROSPER and Ambizione-SCORE 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.
The grants comprise the salary and project funds for a maximum of three years.
Important changes as of the 2017 call
In its multi-year programme 2017-2020, the SNSF has announced an extension of the Ambizione funding period from currently three years to four years in the future. Another innovation concerns researchers working as non-professorial teaching staff at higher education institutions: they will now be entitled to apply for project funds under an Ambizione grant. In addition, changes are planned with regard to the personal requirements that researchers have to meet on the proposal submission date: the upper age-limit has been reduced by one year. Hence, only applicants who obtained their doctorate no later than four years prior to the submission deadline specified by the SNSF will be eligible. All of the changes will take effect with the 2017 call.