Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships - IF
Ca' Foscari University confirms its record as top host institution in Italy for MSCA Individual Fellowships awarded in the frame of 2014 and 2015 Calls.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) provide researchers from all over the world with the opportunity to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context or outside Europe.
With the aim of promoting excellence in research and fostering the exchange of knowledge, we encourage all researchers from abroad to apply for a grant and to choose Ca' Foscari University as Host Institution: our research themes match many topics and we offer an outstanding research environment to carry out their project.
Call opening: April 11, 2017
Deadline: September 14, 2017
Further information: Participant Portal
Our International Research Office will support international researchers in drafting the project proposal.
Types of grants
Support is foreseen for individual, trans-national fellowships awarded to the best or most promising researchers for employment in EU Member States or Associated Countries. Fellowships are either:
- European Fellowships: They are held in EU Member States or Associated Countries and are open to researchers either coming to Europe or moving within Europe for a period of 12 to 24 months. This action aims to support the career development of researchers for enhancing their individual competence diversification in terms of skills at multidisciplinary level and intersectoral experience.
- Global Fellowships: This action enhances the international dimension of European researchers’ career by financing research project to be carried out in two different countries. This action is based on a secondment to a third country (from 12 to 24 months) and a mandatory 12 month return period to a European host institution.
Research topics and career development
The research topic will be freely chosen by the researchers in collaboration with the scientific supervisor of the host organization.
A Career Development Plan should be established jointly by the supervisor(s) and the researcher. In addition to research objectives, this plan comprises the researcher's training and career needs, including training on transferable skills, planning for publications and participation in conferences.
Researchers shall, at the time of the deadline for submission of proposals, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (measured from the date when he/she obtained the degree formally entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate).
Furthermore, at the time of the deadline for submission, researchers shall not have resided or carried out their main activity (work , studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.
The European financial contribution for a Marie Curie Fellowship is a flat-rate for the entire period of the project. The average salary of a MSCA fellow in Italy is around 4000 euros per month (after taxes). It provides the following entries yearly allocated:
|Researcher unit cost|
|Institutional unit cost|
|Living allowance*||Mobility allowance||Family allowance||Research, training and |
|€ 4.650||€ 600||€ 500||€ 800||€ 650|
*A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance.