e) Can a SNSF Eccellenza Grant or Professorial Fellowship be extended?

No, it is not possible to extend either an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship or an SNSF Eccellenza Grant beyond a duration of 5 years (Article 3 paragraph 5 of the Eccellenza Regulations). Exceptions to this rule are specified in paragraph 7.12 of the General Implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations.