Supporting Principal INvestigators (SPIN)

With the purpose of promoting impact research and strengthening its attractiveness for the best international researchers, since 2018 Ca’ Foscari University is investing its own resources on a new initiative: SPIN - Supporting Principal INvestigators.

The scope of the call is to receive proposals from outstanding talents to fund research projects with a limited duration in all scientific areas available at Ca’ Foscari.


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Call for applications 2024

  • OPEN CALL - Deadline 10th of June 2024 at 13:00 (Rome CET) - Apply

The SPIN 2024 call addresses applicants holding a position at Ca’ Foscari, who intend to submit a research project proposal meeting international excellence standards, bringing innovation within a chosen scientific area, and able to strengthen project management capacities of the applicant for a possible participation in future competitive calls for proposals at international level.
The 2024 call, in particular, aims to encourage collaboration with the universities of the EUTOPIA alliance.

Evaluation process is held in two step:

  • proposals received will be assessed for their scientific excellence and applicant’s profile by two external referees each. Referees will be selected from those included in the national database Reprise. Proposals are assigned on the basis of the ERC panel/s selected as well as from 3 to 5 keywords;
  • a Committee appointed by the Rector will assigne up to 5 additional points to the proposals that envisage the involvement of one or more universities of the EUTOPIA alliance.

Past calls

Last update: 21/05/2024