Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)

Ca' Foscari University confirms its record as top academic host institution in Italy for MSCA Individual Fellowships awarded in the frame of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Calls, and now in the top ten European universities.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships provide an extremely enriching experience, that enhance the career perspectives for researchers.

Ca' Foscari will provide researchers with many benefits: a constant and effective support and, in case the proposal is retained for funding, an additional year of fellowship (Marie Curie +1) funded by our University.

Contacts and reservations

The International Research Office - Individual Funding Office offers information and support to researchers applying with Ca' Foscari.

Call 2019

Call opens on April 11th, 2019
Deadline: September 11th, 2019
Further information:

Calling for Expressions of Interest

Ca' Foscari welcomes expressions of interest from eligible candidates (see section "Eligible researchers") who would like to apply for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship with our University as host institution.

We encourage all researchers 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. If you would like to apply with us, please fill our one-page proposal, including the name of your supervisor at Ca' Foscari, and send it to the e-mail address of tentative supervisor with your academic CV.

Choosing Ca' Foscari will provide researchers with many benefits: a constant and effective support and, in case the proposal is retained for funding, an additional year of fellowship (Marie Curie +1) funded by our University.

Deadline to contact the supervisors: May 31, 2019
Deadline to send the draft proposal: July 31, 2019

Our Expressions of Interest

file pdf1) Any heritage language present in the Italian territory 2) Heritage Italian in any of the European Countries and Overseas 3) Gender and the Italian language (corpus linguistics and/or psycholinguistics and/or sociolinguistics)335 K
file pdf1) Coarse-grained modelling of proteins and nucleic acids 2) Simulations of anisotropic colloidal systems (rods, patchy particles, etc..)240 K
file pdf1) Decolonization 1960s-1990s 2) International monetary politics 1970s-1990s 3) International energy politics 1970s-1990s242 K
file pdf1) Development of Bio and nanomaterials in oncology 2) Development of innovative therapies in Oncology261 K
file pdf1) Development of new hybrid nanomaterials from lignins 2) Development of new materials by structural modification of natural polyphenols 3) Lignin purification and catalytic upgrade via flow processes 4) Study of supramolecular association303 K
file pdf1) Gender and labor 2) Care and domestic work 3) Racism, migration, postcoloniality 3) Feminist theory and intersectional approaches 4) Women and social movements241 K
file pdf1) Green chemistry 2) Dialkyl carbonate chemistry 3) Halogen-free chemistry244 K
file pdf1) History of Science and Tecnology 2) History of dissemination of scientific knowledge with attention to the social aspects of the issue 3) History of scientific networks244 K
file pdf1) International Relations 2) Political Science 3) Area Studies 4) Middle Eastern Studies 5) Security Studies 241 K
file pdf1) Literature and emotions 2) Literature and the environment 3) Literature and the other arts243 K
file pdf1) Maritime archaeology240 K
file pdf1) Modern Chinese Buddhism 2) Buddhism and Technology 3) Buddhism and the Digital Age241 K
file pdf1) Medieval art 2) Medieval epigraphy and history of writing 3) Animal representation in Medieval art281 K
file pdf1) Motifs and topoi in premodern Arabic texts 2) Arabic as a marker of identity in pre-modern Arabic texts 3) Intertextuality and the reuse of pre-modern Arabic tropes in Arabic literature 4) Cultural cross-pollination in the Abbasid empire245 K
file pdf1) Nanostructured materials for energy & environment 2) Advanced bio- and nano-structured platforms 3) Advanced bio- and nano-structured platforms capable of providing superefficient electron transfer 4) Scanning probe microscopies399 K
file pdf1) Narrators, poets and essayists of modern and contemporary Italian literature 2) Literary styles and genres242 K
file pdf1) Population Geography in emerging countries 2) The development of modern/contemporary cities 3) The new G between globalization and local dimension 4) Territory and Geography of the network society323 K
file pdf1) Radio industry and sound recording industry in East Asia (focused on China) in historical perspective 2) Auditory cultures in China and East Asia in the Twentieth Century 3) Transcultural analysis on music, sound and modernity in East Asia259 K
file pdf1) Reconstruction of cultural processes, with specific focus on Europe 2) Technological innovation and social change 3) Human/landscape interactions and their relationships with pivotal social processes325 K
file pdf1) Systems Thinking approaches 2) Emergy analysis 3) Environmental and global issues241 K
file pdf1) Transportation problems 2) Large Scale Optimization methods 3) Preconditioning 4) Solution of Large symmetric linear systems242 K
file pdf1) Ultrafast Lasers (Terahertz) 2) Condensed Matter Physics (Quantum Materials) 3) Science at Free Electron Lasers242 K
file pdf1) Visual Cultures 2) Film, Media and intercultural issues 3) Migrations, social challenges & film cultures 4) Travelling cultures, cinema & mediascapes 5) Film-Philosophy & Film Theory242 K
file pdf1) Wittgenstein, arts and poetry 2) Language, Mind and Arts 3) Fictional Objects241 K

Eligible Researchers

At the time of the deadline of the call, researchers shall have obtained a doctoral degree or at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience (measured from the date when they obtained the degree formally entitling him or her to embark on a doctorate).

Also, researchers need to comply with the mobility rules of the call: please, check section "Types of grants" on this.

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, and specifically to a country where the researcher has not resided or carried out their main activity for more than 12 months over the last 3 years prior to the call deadline.

  • 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.
    The researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the third country of the outgoing phase for more than 12 months over the last 3 years prior to the call deadline.

Supervisors and research topics

Researchers who do not have a supervisor yet should check the webpages of Ca' Foscari Departments and interdisciplinary Teams, where to find the best supervisor for their research proposal. Researchers should then agree with their Ca' Foscari supervisor their project idea.

Researchers will choose their research topic freely, in collaboration with their supervisor.

Financial support

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, and is tax free. It provides the following entries yearly allocated:

Researcher unit cost (per month)

Living allowance* Mobility allowance Family allowance
€ 4.880 € 600 € 500

Institutional unit cost (per month)

Research, training and networking costs Management and indirect costs
€ 800 € 650

* A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance.

Marie Curie Alumni Association - Venice Local Organisation

The Marie Curie Alumni Association - Venice Local Organisation includes Marie Curie Fellows who are carrying out (or carried out) their MC research project at our Institution and, in addition, Ca Foscari Alumni awarded with a Marie Curie Fellowship. The membership will be extended to all Marie Curie Fellows doing research in Venice.

The group was launched with the aim to allow MC Fellows to meet, communicate, and collaborate actively by exchanging information on their experiences. It is a network composed of excellent researchers from all over the world with different backgrounds, who will have the opportunity to propose initiatives and expand our University’s opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The Venice Local Organisation is part of the international network Marie Curie Alumni Association, that includes those researchers who have benefited from Marie Curie Fellowships.

Tenure-Track Position for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowships

Global Fellowships are open to researchers currently within or outside Europe who want to move to a Third Country and then come back to an EU Member State or Associated Country.
The duration of the fellowship is 24 to 36 months and primarily covers the salary of the researcher. Global Fellowships are awarded to the most promising researchers, who want to benefit from training abroad (mobility rules).

Ca' Foscari can offer a tenure-track position to researchers who have been awarded a three-year Global Fellowship.
If you want to apply for MSC-Global Fellowship at Ca’ Foscari please contact our International Research Office at

“I am very grateful to Ca’ Foscari academic staff and research office for supporting me during the application of the project “GYSIART - A cultural history of comparative art practices and receptions in Cold War Europe (1945-1991)”, granted in 2017 with a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship. Upon the obtainment of the fellowship, [...] it was possible to open a three-year tenure-track position as researcher.

This opportunity is providing me a ground-breaking enhancement and concrete perspectives in my future scholar career.”

Matteo Bertelè, tenure-track researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage

Last update: 15/05/2019