Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

1st host institution in Italy

Ca’ Foscari University has been among the first academic host institution in Italy for MSCA Individual Fellowships awarded since 2014 and is in the European Top 10 since 2017, placing 5th in the European ranking in 2021.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and intersectoral mobility, in collaboration with a Supervisor.

Our University offers information and full support in the project proposal to researchers applying with Ca' Foscari.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships provide an extremely enriching experience that enhances the career perspectives for researchers. Learn more about our Career+ initiatives.

Meet our Marie Curie fellows

2024 Call

Apply with Ca' Foscari University!

The 2024 call will open on April 23, 2024 and close on September 11, 2024.

How to apply with Ca' Foscari?

Find your supervisor among Ca' Foscari scholars and senior researchers and present your research idea. Once the approval of the supervisor has been obtained, contact us at to receive our support.

About Postdoctoral Fellowships

Candidates must be postdoctoral researchers at the date of the call deadline, i.e. must have successfully defended doctoral thesis, even if the doctoral degree has yet to be awarded.

At the call deadline, supported researchers must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date that the researcher was in a possession of a doctoral degree and certified by appropriate documents. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (i.e. due to maternal or parental leave), will not be taken into account.

Types of grants

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. Therefore, candidates who wish to apply with Ca' Foscari cannot have resided or carried out their main activity in Italy between 11/09/2021 and 11/09/2024.

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.
Candidates who wish to apply with Ca' Foscari:

  • 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 period  11/09/2021 - 11/09/2024.
  • must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries. Long-term residence means a period of legal and continuous residence within EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries of at least five consecutive years. 

Financial support

The European financial contribution for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship is based on unit costs for the entire period of the project. It provides the following entries yearly allocated:

Contributions for recruited researchers (per month)

Living allowance* Mobility allowance Family allowance
€ 5,990 € 710 € 660

* A country correction coefficient applies to the living allowance.

Institutional unit contributions (per month)

Research, training and networking contribution Management and indirect contribution
€ 1,000 € 650

Additional careers opportunities

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

At Ca' Foscari you can also widen your training and career opportunities thanks to Ca' Foscari participation in EUTOPIA European University Alliance.

We also support researchers to apply for additional funding from the EU Recovery fund for Young Researchers.

Last but not least, Ca' Foscari is the first University in Italy that started to recruit MSCA Global Fellows with a tenure track-position, a best practice recognised by the European Commission in the frame of Horizon 2020 programme.

Meet our Marie Curie fellows

These post-doctoral researchers have been awarded a Fellowship providing them with the opportunity to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context or outside Europe. The community of post-doctoral researchers who have won a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship at Ca' Foscari now totals 180 alumni.

Tailored support to Marie Curie applicants

Ca' Foscari has been among the first universities in the national and international context for the number of MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded, also thanks to the targeted support for candidates.

For further details and expressions of interest, we invite you contact the Individual Funding Unit:

Camilla Bertolini

“I am very happy to have chosen Ca' Foscari for my Marie Curie project. I have been supported by the research office from the beginning, from the drafting of the MAREA project (MAtchmaking Restoration Ecology and Aquaculture, 2021-2023) to the management of my research and dissemination activities. This has allowed me to make my way in my research field, publish scientific and outreach articles and participate in national and international congresses".

Camilla Bertolini, MSCA Fellow at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics

Thea Sommerschield

"I am very grateful to Ca' Foscari Research Office for their support during the application process for my Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship on the project 'PythiaPlus: Machine learning for the study of ancient epigraphic cultures'- 2021 -2023.
Their constant help and competent guidance supported me in drafting this project proposal, helping me to reach this important milestone in my academic career.
During my Marie Curie Fellowship I had the opportunity to enrich my scientific skills, expand my collaborative network and focus my proposals for future research grants."

Thea Sommerschield, MSCA Fellow in the Department of Humanities

Last update: 21/05/2024