SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships

SNSF Eccellenza is aimed at highly qualified young researchers who aspire to a permanent professorship. The Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships supports them in achieving their goal by allowing them to lead a generously funded research project as an assistant professor with their team at a Swiss higher education institution.

Eccellenza covers the grantee's salary at the local rates applicable to assistant professorships and project funds of up to 1 Mio. Swiss francs for a five-year period.

1 February

Confirmation of the higher education institution

To submit your application to the SNSF, you will need a written confirmation of the research institution, which consists of two separate letters:

Letter 1: Detailed confirmation signed by the head of the institute/department
Letter 2: General confirmation of the Vice President Research

In order for the general confirmation letter (letter 2) to be issued on time, the detailed confirmation (letter 1) must be sent to the UZH Grants Office ( by 25 January 2022 at the latest.

Here you will find the template of the SNSF for letter 1 as a Word document (the German versions can be found on the German website).

Template confirmation institute (for female applicants) (DOCX, 54 KB)

Template confirmation institute (for male applicants) (DOCX, 54 KB)