The SNSF professorships were replaced by the new SNSF Eccellenza scheme in 2018.
SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships and SNSF Eccellenza Grants are intended for highly qualified young researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. Eccellenza supports them in achieving their goal as leaders of a generously funded research project with their own team at a Swiss higher education institution.
It is still possible to submit a SNSF Professorship prolongation application of a maximum of two years (more information available under "How To").
Submission of proposals
Follow-up proposals must be submitted via the mySNF platform.
Follow-up proposals are evaluated by the Research Council in one single phase.
Forms, regulations and guidelines
Changes to SNSF professorships
In 2018, the SNSF professorships were replaced by the new scheme SNSF Eccellenza. This scheme is also open to newly appointed assistant professors. As in Ambizione, grants will be awarded with or without salary.