Deadline: 2015-01-12

Marie Curie Fellowship Programme




PISCOPIA is a Programme co-funded by the Marie Curie actionsunder the FP7 Programme of the European Union to attract outstanding junior researchers for a period of 12 or 24 months. The main objective is to reinforce the international dimension of the University of Padova.

The Programme intends to support the most promising young researchers to implement their research project at the University of Padova and to acquire those complementary and transversal skills necessary to start their independent research career.

All the disciplines present at the University are open for fellowships.

PISCOPIA supports the following types of mobilities:

  1. incoming: for applicants from any country inside or outside Europe.
  2. re-integration: for applicants from Member State or Associated Countries interested in returning to Europe after a mobility experience in a Third Country.


Who can apply

Experienced researchers from all nationalities in possession of a doctoral degree or with at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the time of the deadline for submission of the application.

To be eligible, researchers have to demonstrate transnational mobility:

  • Incoming fellowships: applicants may originate from any country inside or outside Europe, provided however that at the time of the deadline for submission of proposals, they must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date
  • Reintegration fellowships: applications are reserved to Member State or Associated Country applicants provided that, at the time of the deadline for submission of proposals, they have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in a Third Country for at least 24 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals and are now interested in returning to Europe to further their research interests.

In order to support the most promising young experienced researchers, helping them in their career development, permanently employed researchers of universities and research centres are all excluded from entering the competition.

What you can apply for

Submissions must be done jointly with a professor of the University that will act as supervisor. A letter of acceptance from the hosting Department must be submitted with the application.

Applicants can submit a proposal in any of the scientific domains present at the University.

For a full list of scientific domains go to section UNIPD Research Groups.

Three types of mobility will be available:

  1. Short incoming fellowships: for applicants from any country inside or outside Europe lasting 12 months.
  2. Long incoming fellowships: for applicants from any country inside or outside Europe lasting 24 months.
  3. Reintegration fellowships: for applicants from Member State or Associated Countries interested in returning to Europe after a mobility experience in a Third Country lasting 24 months.

When you can apply

Call 2014 – publication/deadline: 26.09.2014 – 21.11.2014
Long incoming 24 months (7 available fellowships)



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