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, starting at least 3 months before the deadline for the application. The deadline for SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships (they replace the SNSF Professorships) has been moved to February 1, so you should contact us by November 1. For 2018 the deadline was extended to the original date of November 15. The deadlines for ERC Grants vary.

  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 him with a CV and a one page summary of your research plan. This should happen at least six weeks 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.