As of 2022, the two career funding schemes will be merged into a single one, called SNSF Professorial Fellowships. As its predecessors, the new scheme is aimed at outstanding researchers who are on their way to becoming professors.
The gender equality measures are now fully integrated into the new scheme. Nonetheless, a fixed additional funding for women applicants will be available via the PRIMA budget. In total, around 45 SNSF Professorial Fellowships will be awarded.
- Project funds: maximum of CHF 1 million plus grantee's salary;- Status: Assistant Professor;- Call: 1 November – 1 February.
- Submission: up to 10 yrs. after defending the doctoral thesis; for researchers doing clinical work: 14 yrs. after the degree;- Requirements: 3 yrs. of research work after defending the doctoral thesis and connection with Switzerland;- For the 1st call, the eligibility window will be extended.
The new scheme follows the same internal rules as the previous calls: internal candidates without a professorial position, as well as external candidates, have to undergo an internal assessment to receive the university’s support.