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University of Basel

Established Researcher Career

Established researchers are funded mainly through project funding. Other opportunities for career advancement are also available.

PRIMA

These grants are aimed at excellent female researchers from Switzerland and abroad who aspire to a professorship in Switzerland. PRIMA grantees lead their own research project at a Swiss higher education institution. They work independently and have a team of their own.

A PRIMA grant comprises the grantee's salary and project funds for a duration of up to 5 years, the possibility to plan a stay at another host institution and the offer of a mentoring network. With this generously endowed grant, the promoted researchers should be able to enhance their academic profile. The SNSF intends to award up to 12 grants each year to excellent women researchers.

For detailed information about the application process please see below Ambizione.

For questions regarding the access to the Grants Tool please refer to
Vice Rectorate Research
Grants Office

061 207 29 39
anita.soltermann@unibas.ch


Ambizione

Ambizione 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.

Submission of proposals

The SNSF requires a letter of support by the host institution. This letter confirms a number of aspects about project employments, strategic considerations and infrastructure and needs to be signed by both the department and the rectorate. To ensure that this process runs smoothly, applicants are required to register their proposal in the University’s Grants Tool (www.grants.unibas.ch) by Sunday, October 22nd 2017 the latest. A template of the letter of support can be found in the folder “Information” in the Ambizione/PRIMA form of the Grants Tool. The letter needs to be sent with the department's header on it to the Grants Office. The applicants will receive the final letter by the Grants Office prior to the submission deadline.

 

For questions regarding the access to the Grants Tool please refer to
Vice Rectorate Research
Grants Office

061 207 29 39
anita.soltermann@unibas.ch


 

SNSF Eccellenza

As of 2018, the SNSF professorships will be replaced by a new scheme that will be open to both current SNSF professors and newly appointed assistant professors. Grants under the new scheme will be awarded with or without salary, in analogy to the new Ambizione grants.

The new SNSF Eccellenza funding scheme is aimed at highly qualified young researchers who are aiming for a permanent professorship. This scheme enables them to achieve their goal as leaders of a generously funded research project and team at a higher education institution in Switzerland. All in all, around 45 Eccellenza awards – both SNSF Eccellenza Grants and SNSF Professorial Fellowships - are expected to be made in 2018.

 

For questions regarding the access to the Grants Tool please refer to
Vice Rectorate Research
Grants Office

061 207 29 39
anita.soltermann@unibas.ch


EU Horizon 2020: European Research Council (ERC)

Grants from the European Research Council (ERC) are awarded to support outstanding researchers, regardless of nationality and age, who see themselves in the field of pioneering research and wish to pursue this goal further. Project applications from all fields of science and research are welcome. In particular, the ERC funds interdisciplinary and groundbreaking projects. Calls for proposals are announced annually for three different career phases (starters, consolidators and advanced).

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