SNSF Professorship and ERC Grant Application in Physics at the University of Zurich

Do you wish to apply for an SNSF Professorship 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 Professorship is normally May 1st, so you should contact us by February 1st. The deadline 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. If you continue to be interested, contact the research group leader again and provide him with a CV and your research plan. Then a seminar and an interview by the professors of the institute will be arranged. This should happen one months before the application deadline of SNSF or ERC, at latest.

Then an internal committee will decide about whether the institute will support your application. This decision is based on your CV, your research statement and the interview.

Based on the recommendation of this committee and if the present resources situation allows to host you, the institute director will 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.