h. What level of employment must be devoted to research?

In principle, SNSF Eccellenza Professional Fellowships require a level of employment of 100%. A reduction to a minimum of 80% is possible in specific cases such as family obligations (Article 6 paragraph 3 of the Eccellenza Regulations). The minimal percentage that must be devoted to research is variably defined for different situations:

  • Eccellenza at a university or ETH: at least 80% research and further scientific education, 20% teaching
  • Eccellenza at UAS/UTE: at least 70% research and further scientific education, 30% teaching
  • Eccellenza for medical researchers doing clinical work: at least 50% research and training related to the project; up to 50% clinical activities