How many professorships are awarded and how often?

The number of funded professorships is based on the total funding volume applied for. If an individual turns down a professorship offer or leaves during the initial funding phase, the Einstein Foundation will conduct a new selection process. Even if the Einstein Strategic Professor leaves the host institution during the consolidation phase, the funds for the position are returned to the Einstein Foundation. Upon application, they can be used for the continued support of ERC grant holders.