SPIN - Supporting Principal INvestigators

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 maximum duration of 24 months in all scientific areas available at Ca’ Foscari.


Research Area
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Measures of the call

Two measures are foreseen within the call, published on a yearly basis:

Measure 1 SPIN


It addresses post-doc researchers – holding or not an academic position at Ca’ Foscari - who meet the excellence requirements to submit a research project proposal under the ERC Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grant calls with Ca’ Foscari as Host Institution.

Measure 2 SPIN

Standard projects

It addresses applicants, holding a position at Ca’ Foscari, who intend to develop collaborative projects that could lead to new research developments and international collaborations and could strengthen their project-design capacities for a possible participation in competitive calls for proposals.


  • There are currently no open calls. Check this page for the possible launch of future calls.

Proposals must be submitted exclusively online, in .pdf format and  English language, no later than the deadline.
The applicant must attach the Proposal Template, duly completed, and a Letter of Commitment signed by the Director and the Secretary of the Ca’ Foscari Department hosting the research. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

The overall selection process will be held in two steps:
 - at step one a Committee appointed by the Rector will assess the development potential of the proposals;
 - at step two proposals selected by the Committee will be further assessed for their scientific excellence and applicant’s profile by two external referees each.

Grantees who don’t hold a position at Ca’ Foscari will be engaged on short-term research contract (“assegno di ricerca”) after passing positively an interview focused on impact and sustainability of the proposal.

Application forms

Past calls

2019 calls and evaluation results

2018 calls and evaluation results

Last update: 21/10/2020