Ambizione grants are aimed at young researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent project at a Swiss higher education institution.

The purpose of the Ambizione grant is to enhance the scientific profile of researchers from Switzerland and abroad and to help them become scientifically independent early in their career with a project of their own. Scientists holding non-professorial academic positions at higher education institutions are also eligible to apply. 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.

Changes in the Ambizione Regulations

The following provisions in the Ambizione Regulations have been amended:

  • Extensions of the eligibility period are no longer limited to one year. Their duration now reflects the actual duration of the encountered delay. Furthermore, in the event of maternity after obtaining the doctorate (or equivalent qualification) or medical licence, the eligibility period can be extended by 18 months per child or longer if documented. Please refer to Clause 1.11 of the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations.
  • Costs for open access publications are no longer covered by the Ambizione grant and must be applied for separately via mySNF.