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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. If your application is supported, prepare your SNSF application.
To submit an application to the SNSF, you need a written confirmation from the research institution. At UZH, you will receive the confirmation letter via the approval process in AVA, the UZH third-party funding platform.  Please read and follow these instructions.

Anticipated deadlines


Host application


Host decision



SNF Eccellenza tentative 01.11.2024 mid Dec. 2024 Early Feb. 2025
SNF Eccellenza 01.11.2023 12.12.2023 01.022024
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.