l. Can I submit an Eccellenza application if I have already applied for an ERC Starting Grant?

An application for an ERC Starting Grant does not prevent you from submitting an Eccellenza application. However, the Eccellenza application must indicate the extent to which the proposed project overlaps with the project applied for at the ERC. Candidates are also obliged to inform the SNSF as soon as the outcome of their application to the ERC is known. When awarding an Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship, the SNSF takes into account any significant third-party funding acquired for the same or for a strongly overlapping research project, such as an ERC grant. In such cases, the funding awarded by the SNSF is limited to the salary (according to article 9, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Eccellenza regulations).