The SNSF professorships were replaced by the Eccellenza scheme in 2018.
Due to Switzerland’s status as a non-associated third country in the Horizon Europe programme, the federal government mandated the SNSF to launch the funding scheme "SNSF Starting Grants". This is a transitional measure covering the ERC Starting Grants 2023 as well as the SNSF funding schemes Eccellenza and PRIMA.
International and Swiss-based applicants who intended to apply for an ERC Starting Grant or an Eccellenza or PRIMA grant to work in Switzerland are welcome to submit an SNSF Starting Grant proposal to the SNSF.
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