Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF)

Ca’ Foscari University has been the first academic host institution in Italy for MSCA Individual Fellowships awarded since 2014 and is the only Italian institution in the European Top 10 since 2017, placing 4th in the European ranking in 2019 and 2020.

The Postdoctoral Fellowships replace in Horizon Europe Programme the previous Horizon 2020's Individual Fellowships.

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.


Call 2021

Apply with Ca' Foscari University!

Call opens on: June 22, 2021
Deadline: October 12, 2021


About Postdoctoral Fellowships

N.B. In addition to the Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships, Ca' Foscari offers also post-doc fellowships related to the Global Challenges research areas: Global_at_Venice (G@V), funded by the COFUND programme. To discover the differences, opportunities and deadlines see the document attached.

Eligible Researchers

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 parental leave), will not be taken into account.


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. Therefore, candidates who wish to apply with Ca' Foscari cannot have resided or carried out their main activity in Italy between 12/10/2018 and 12/10/2021.

  • 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.
    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 12/10/2018 - 12/10/2021.
    • 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. The average salary of a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellow in Italy is around 4,000 euros per month, and is tax free. It provides the following entries yearly allocated:

Contributions for recruited researchers (per month)

Living allowance* Mobility allowance Family allowance
€ 5,080 € 600 € 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

Give yourself an extra opportunity

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 (Marie Curie +1).


Marie Curie Alumni Association - Venice Local Organisation

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

The group was launched with the aim to allow Marie Skłodowska-Curie 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 Skłodowska-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  mariecurie@unive.it.

“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, Associate professor at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage

Last update: 26/07/2021