SNSF Independent Researcher Calls

The School of Engineering (STI) of EPFL is composed of five Institutes, grouping the laboratories working in specific fields of Engineering, as follows:

The STI and its Institutes applies an internal review process of the potential applications to the following programs:

 

Grantees of the Ambizione program are hosted in a laboratory. Grantees of the SNSF Professorship program are hosted in an Institute. Applications hosted by a laboratory or Institute of the STI need to get the support of all corresponding parties, up to the Dean of the STI.

 

Particularly, if you would like to join the STI by applying to one of these grants, you must:

SNSF Ambizione – STI application process

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1

contact your potential host laboratory and Institute in STI and get the support of the head of the laborator and Institute Director for your application. You must contact your hosts (both lab and institute) as soon as possible to inquire about their internal deadline and requirements.

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2

pre-register your application according to the EPFL Research Office (ReO) instructions, which can be found in the EPFL toolkit for the Ambizione grant here. Please contact the EPFL Research Office (ReO) at research@epfl.ch in case of questions. To pre-register your application, you need to include the SNSF “Detailed confirmation letter” signed by both the host unit professor and the host Institute Director. Please note that the SNSF “Detailed confirmation letter” template will be made available by the SNSF (and included in the ReO EPFL toolkit) on August 1st 2022.

  • The STI deadline to pre-register your application with the ReO is 1 September 2022.
  • Applications pre-registered after the above-mentioned deadline will not be considered by the STI
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3

wait for the STI to review, jointly with the respective host laboratory and Institute, your pre-application.

  • The STI will notify you whether your application is supported or not, at latest by 1 October 2022
  • If your application is supported, you will be re-directed to the ReO to obtain the General Confirmation Letter that you need to include in your application to the funding body.

Overall, the following calendar applies to this process*:

Call Call Opens Call Closes STI deadline to pre-register your application with the ReO Latest date at which the STI communicates you whether your application is supported or not
Call
Call Opens
Call Closes
STI deadline to pre-register your application with the ReO
Latest date at which the STI communicates you whether your application is supported or not

* Please note that some Institutes might have deadlines for the preliminary process described at Step 1. Please check with your host whether this is the case.
In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact research@epfl.ch.

 

SNSF Professorial Fellowship – STI application process

In case of questions, please do not hesitate to contact research@epfl.ch.