The IEE welcomes applicants for SNSF Starting grants to be hosted in our Institute. The applicants should send a preliminary inquiry to the acting Director by email, together with their CV, a brief description of their research project, and a description of the space and equipment that would be needed for the research. This inquiry should be done at least 3 months before the grant submission deadline. The proposal will be discussed at the next meeting of the board of directors, and if approved, the applicant will be invited for a public talk. A final decision would then be made soon after and communicated to the candidate.