SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships

Institute of Physics

This document describes the process for getting support from the Institute of Physics (IPHYS) for application.


Upon successful application, Eccellenza fellowship grantees will receive the title of Research & Teaching Associate (collaborateur·trice scientifique senior). They head their own research group and supervise the PhD students involved in their project.

Eccellenza fellowship applicants who would like to work at IPHYS must first be approved by the hosting institute.

Description of the selection process

For the purpose of the internal selection process, a supporting professor needs to endorse the application. This supporting professor must be ready to take over the supervision of the involved PhD students should the grant holder leave EPFL. Moreover, the supporting professor needs to state in the endorsement letter either that they commit to provide the necessary space and infrastructure for the success of the proposed project, or they need to provide a list of required lab (with specifications) and office space, and infrastructure. The IPHYS selection is based on the plans of the supporting lab to integrate the candidate and the ability of IPHYS to satisfy the needs of the candidate’s project.

The next application opportunity will be end 2021. The timeline and procedure will be published in due course.

Timeline & deadlines

IPHYS deadlines are at midnight on the indicated date.  Files received after the deadline will not be considered.

IPHYS pre-selection application deadline: TBA

SNSF application deadline: February 1st, 2022 (17h)


EPFL toolkit for Eccellenza applications: available in November 2021

EPFL online pre-application form

SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships