ERC: Visiting Fellowship Programme

The mission of the European Research Council (ERC) is to support frontier research in all scientific fields. ERC-funded research project aims at the achievement of results that go beyond the traditional boundaries of knowledge, with an interdisciplinary approach.

ERC aims to fully develop the potential of European research, acknowledging that, by enhancing the exposure of researchers to excellent research environments, their potential for success of project proposals can increase as well.

For this reason, Ca' Foscari is the first University in Italy to take part in the ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme.

This initiative has been established in the frame of the HRS4R - Human Resources Strategy for Researchers, to which Ca' Foscari has been committed since 2017.

Call for ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme 
open to potential Ca' Foscari ERC candidates

The programme is open to potential ERC candidates working at Ca' Foscari and finances a 1-month mobility period in active ERC projects in Italy and abroad, for the amount of 2,300 euros. The mobility is aimed at strengthening the research profile and fine-tuning the project ideas of ​​ERC candidates who will present their proposal choosing Ca' Foscari as their host institution.

To participate, candidates must submit their application by 11 December 2023, 5 p.m. CET. It is possible to request the list of ERC Principal Investigators who have given their consent to host candidates by writing to

Further information can be asked to the International Research Office - Individual Funding Unit.

ERC Visiting Fellowship Programme application

To submit their application, candidates must complete and send the online form (accessible via your Ca' Foscari's account), attaching

  • acceptance letter from the host PI
  • letter of commitment from the candidate
  • CV and extended synopsis

based on the templates below, in 3 separate pdf documents, no later than 11 December 2023, 5 pm CET.

Last update: 15/05/2024