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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.


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 Friday, October 13th 2017 the latest. A template of the letter of support can be found in the folder “Information” in the Ambizione form of the Grants Tool. The letter needs to be edited by the department and sent to the Grants Office. The applicants will receive the final letter by the Grants Office prior to the submission deadline.


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

061 207 29 39


SNSF professorships

SNSF professorships are intended for young researchers who wish to pursue an academic career and would like to establish their own team to conduct a research project.

This type of professorship includes the researcher’s salary (level of an assistant professorship), materials, salaries for staff and an allowance for covering infrastructure costs. This funding is offered for a duration of four years and can be renewed for a maximum of two years.

For questions concerning the SNSF professorship please contact the Vice President's Office for Research

Sigrid Ayadi, 061 207 29 58  Sigrid.Ayadi@unibas.ch

Bernd Hägele, 061 207 27 34  Bernd.Haegele@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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