Grant applications: Letter of support required?

You plan to apply for an SNSF Professorial fellowship or for an ERC Starting Grant? You want to submit your habilitation?

The evaluation process of such applications must go through several steps in the department. It must be started at least three months before the submission deadline of the intended grant, professorship, or promotion. This time period is needed to allow for adequate discussion within the Professorium of the Department of Geography and preparation of letters of support as appropriate. Applications received later can only be considered in exceptional cases.

To start the process, please contact a person at GIUZ (usually a professor in the relevant field), who will inform you about the process and discusses your case with colleagues. Subsequently, your planned application including relevant documents will reach the Head of Department via your contact person. After this you may be invited to present your application to the Professorium of GIUZ.