AP Energy and Ambizione Energy: eleven grants awarded in 2015

In May, the SNSF awarded seven Assistant Professor (AP) Energy Grants and four Ambizione Energy Grants. A total of CHF 10.4 million has been allocated for these research activities.

As part of its initiative to promote young scientists in the field of energy research, the SNSF has awarded seven researchers an Assistant Professor Energy Grant. These grants are intended for newly-employed assistant professors, generally within the framework of the development of inter-university competence centres (SCCER). 41% of applicants were successful. Five of the seven assistant professors who received the grant will be carrying out their research work in the ETH Domain and two in universities. Five projects are associated with an SCCER, and 29% of the grantees are women.

Four Ambizione Energy Grants have also been awarded. 14% of the applicants were successful. The four grantees all come from the ETH Domain and the four projects are associated with an SCCER. 33% of the grantees are women.

The next call for proposals will be issued on 13 August 2015, with the submission deadline being 13 November 2015.