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SNSF Eccellenza


Submission deadline: 15 February 2018

With the aim of maintaining the competitiveness of Swiss research, the SNSF is launching a new career funding scheme at assistant professor level.

The new SNSF Eccellenza funding scheme is aimed at highly qualified young researchers who are aiming for a permanent professorship. This scheme enables them to achieve their goal as leaders of a generously funded research project and team at a higher education institution in Switzerland.

Researchers can apply for SNSF Eccellenza fellowships or for SNSF Eccellenza grants.

  • The fellowships are aimed at excellent researchers in all disciplines who have not yet won an assistant professorship. They can request their own salary as well as project funds of up to 1’000’000 CHF for five years.
  • Eccellenza grants are aimed at researchers who have recently (my. 18 months) been appointed as assistant professors with tenure track at a Swiss higher education institution. They can apply for project funds of up to 1’500’000 CHF for five years.

SNSF Eccellenza can be applied for between 3 and 8 years after completing the doctorate or equivalent qualification.

For further information, please contact Prof. Benedetto Lepori.