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Launch your own research project as an assistant professor with your team.

​​SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships are aimed at highly qualified researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal by allowing them to lead a generously funded research project as an assistant professor with their team at a Swiss higher education institution.

Eccellenza covers the grantee's salary at the local rates applicable to assistant professorships and project funds of up to 1,000,000 Swiss francs for a five-year period.

Important: SNSF Eccellenza Grants, which were directed towards newly appointed tenure track assistant professors, are no longer offered. They have not been factored into the budget for the new ERI Dispatch 2021-2024. These professorships will in future be funded principally by the higher education institutions themselves.

News "No new Eccellenza Grants as of 2021" from August 24, 2020.

Submission deadline

1 February 2021​
5 p.m., Swiss local time