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 5th in the European ranking in 2021.

Discover our funded projects in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe.

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 2023

Apply with Ca' Foscari University!

The 2023 call will open on April 12, 2023 and close on September 14, 2023.

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 areasGlobal_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 13/09/2020 and 13/09/2023.

  • 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  13/09/2020 - 13/09/2023.
    • 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
€ 5,080 € 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

"The decision to apply for a Marie Curie Global fellowship with Ca' Foscari University came as a natural choice for me. While previously working as postdoc within the ERC project 'Aristotle in the Italian Vernacular', coordinated by Prof. Marco Sgarbi, I realized in first person how lively and dynamic the university was. The Marie Curie call provided me with the opportunity to return, thanks to the competence and promptness of Ca' Foscari research office that proved key to my appointment. The academic staff did the rest to have me join them at the start of my fellowship: I simply couldn't turn down the generous tenure-track offer that I received from an inviting institution that already feels like home."

Matteo Cosci, Researcher in History of Philosophy

Last update: 28/02/2023