c. Does my current position at university affect my eligibility for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship?

Researchers who submit applications for SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships must not have held, currently hold, or have been assured of, a temporary or permanent assistant professorship or professorship position, whether in Switzerland or abroad, at the time of the submission deadline or during the evaluation procedure. Positions that do not allow submission are characterized as follows: temporary or permanent member of teaching staff with independent position involving independent research and teaching duties/activities not bound by instructions, right to supervise doctoral theses. For applicants from abroad, the title of the position may differ from the titles used in Switzerland (assistant professor, professor). Please contact the SNSF administrative offices in case of doubt.