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) 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.

Contacts and reservations

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

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. If you would like to apply with us, please fill the our One Page Proposal and send it to

The choice of 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.

Call opening: April 12, 2018
: September 12, 2018

Further information:  

Calling for Expressions of Interest

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

If you would like to apply with us please fill in our one-page proposal template and send it, together with your cv, to, specifiying the research theme you are interested in. The subject of the email should include "EoI MSC-IF".

Here there are the research themes we would like to support:

file pdfHellenistic and Roman Philosophy
file pdfSociology
file pdfComputer Vision and Machine Learning
file pdfStatistics / Biostatistics

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.

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.

Eligible Researchers

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.

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 (after taxes). It provides the following entries yearly allocated:

Researcher unit cost (per month)

Living allowance* Mobility allowance Family allowance
€ 4.650 € 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

"After a post-doc period at Kyoto University in Japan, the Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship (2011-13) provided a great chance to independently develop an individual research project at Ca’ Foscari. Here I found a stimulating environment in terms of international networking, multidisciplinary sensibility and intellectual challenges, which all contributed to further improve my academic experience. I am especially grateful to Ca’ Foscari for having strongly supported the continuity of my research project also after the MC fellowship completion, offering me an opportunity to consolidate my scholarly career with a tenured position as Associate Professor."

Toshio Miyake, Associate Professor of Japanese Culture and Society

Last update: 18/04/2018