SNSF Professorial Fellowships


Event details

Date 01.02.2023  
Category Call for proposal
Event Language French, English
  • This fellowship allows outstanding researchers, who have achieved scientific independence and contributed to impactful research in the field, to lead an independent research project and direct a team of researchers in any disciplines in Switzerland.
  • Funding: max. CHF 1M for max. 5 years + applicant's salary.
  • Eligibility: max. 10 years after PhD + min. 3 years of research after PhD (for the first call, the eligibility window will be extended by 3 months) + Swiss link (min. 2 years of research in CH or CH nationality or Swiss degree). Professors are NOT eligible.
The SNSF Professorial Fellowships replace SNSF PRIMA and Eccellenza that are discontinued.

The SNSF will award approximately 45 fellowships per call.
How to get EPFL support?
The SNSF requires a commitment letter from the host institution.
  • Contact your host institute and school to inquire about their internal deadlines and requirements.
  • Submit a pre-application to the EPFL Research Office.
  • At EPFL, grantees who are awarded an SNSF Professorial Fellowship shall be appointed by the ETH-Board as assistant professors without tenure track and will receive CHF 100K in startup funds.
How to apply
  • Create an account now on mySNF.
  • The application form will be available on November 1.
Timeline of the call
  • Launch: November 1, 2022
  • Deadline: February 1, 2023 at 17:00 C.E.T.
  • Earliest start: 1 April 2024
  • Latest start: 1 January 2025
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Practical information

  • General public
  • Free