With the instrument SNSF Eccellenza, the Swiss National Science Foundation supports researchers on their way to a professorship.
In recent years, researchers who already hold an assistant professorship with tenure track have been able to apply for Eccellenza Grants. The SNSF will no longer offer Eccellenza Grants from 2021 onwards as they have not been factored into the budget for the new ERI Dispatch 2021-2024.
However, assistant professors will still have the opportunity to submit applications for financial support under other SNSF instruments (for example, project funding).
For researchers who do not yet hold an assistant professorship, the SNSF continues to offer the SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships.