d) Is it possible to extend the period of eligibility in case of special circumstances?

The period of eligibility for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship may be extended by a maximum of one year at the applicant’s request. Acceptable reasons for such a delay are specified in paragraph 1.11 of the General Implementation regulations for the Funding Regulations. This extension of one year is a maximum and is independent of the number of children and/or the combination of diverse reasons for the delay.

It is not possible to extend eligibility for an SNSF Eccellenza Grant, excepting only for the first call: assistant professors with tenure-track who have been hired on or after 1 August 2016 are still eligible for the call opened on 15 November 2017 (deadline: 15 February 2018).