e. Is it possible to extend the period of eligibility in case of special circumstances?

The eligibility window for an SNSF Eccellenza Grant cannot be extended. The period of eligibility for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship may be extended at the applicant's request. Any weeks during which an applicant's research activity was interrupted, reduced or not increased for an acceptable reason will be considered for the extension. In the event of maternity, the relevant period is extended by 18 months per child born after attaining the doctorate, state examination (medical license) or equivalent qualification. Please find more information in paragraph 1.11 of the General implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations. ​