o. Which Swiss research institutions are eligible as host institutions?

All publicly funded research institutions in Switzerland are eligible, i.e. universities, university hospitals, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education, research centres (e.g., PSI, EMPA, EAWAG) or institutes of postgraduate education (e.g., IDIAP, IHEID). However, an Eccellenza Award must be domiciled at a Swiss higher education institution that is recognised or accredited by swissuniversities. An institute dedicated solely to research can therefore only be chosen as host in combination with a higher education institution.