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SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship and ERC Grant Application in Physics at the University of Zurich

Do you wish to apply for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship or ERC Grant and would like to be hosted by our Physik-Institut?

Please proceed as follows:

  1. Contact the leader of one of the research groups as listed on
    and discuss with her or him your research ideas.
  2. Once you decide to prepare the application with our institute, contact the research group leader again and provide  a CV and a one-two page summary of your research plan. This should happen at least three months before the application deadline of SNSF or ERC.

Based on the submitted material, and taking into account the present resources situation at the institute, an internal committee will decide about whether the institute will support your application.

The institute director will then write a recommendation letter for you to the funding agency, indicating that we are happy to host you, in case the funding agency supports your application.

Anticipated deadlines


Host application


Host decision



SNF Eccellenza 01.11.2023 Mid. Dec. 2023 Feb. 2024
SNF Eccellenza + Swiss ERC + Prima 01.11.2022


SNF Eccellenza + Swiss ERC 2022




SNF Eccellenza 2021 01.11.2020 04.12.2020 01.02.2021

* Application for host support should be made at least three months before the grant submission deadline.