e. What is the period of eligibility for an SNSF Eccellenza Grant?

There are no academic or biological age restrictions when applying for an SNSF Eccellenza grant. However, researchers can only apply for an SNSF Eccellenza Grant while holding a position as tenure-track assistant professor at a Swiss higher education institution. The tenure-track assistant professorship must have been started no more than 18 months before the submission deadline and no later than the start of the project (Article 5 of the Eccellenza Regulations).