Doctoral Degree

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences

    The [email protected] funding programme welcomes young pioneers of frontier research, offering support to ground-breaking ideas with definite potential to turn into competitive proposals for international funding, such as the prestigious ERC grants.

    STARS grants are open to all scientific areas and fund research projects of 30 months to be developed in one of the 32 Departments of the University of Padua.

    The scheme STARS Starting Grant (StG) is addressed to PIs of any age and nationality, who intend to establish their own team and launch an independent research. Successful candidates get a fixed-term position of 30 months in Padua. Applicants must have defended their first Doctoral Degree within a maximum of 5 years prior to 1st January 2023 (cut-off dates: 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2022).

    Projects will be evaluated based on their innovative nature, ambition and feasibility. PIs will be rewarded for their scientific skills, creativity, and commitment.

    Successful PIs, once enrolled in the STARS programme, will receive full support to submit an ERC application, choosing Padua as their Host Institution, either during the project or immediately after.

    STARS Grants offer a research budget of up to 100,000 € (for Social Science and Humanities domain) or 175,000 € (for Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences domains) for 30 months, plus a fellowship for the PI of up to 100,000 € gross amount for 30 months, equivalent to 40,000 € gross amount/year or 32,000 € net amount/year. Researchers from abroad benefit from an extra Mobility allowance of 15,000 € (gross amount for 30 months).

    OPENING DATE: December 1st 2022
    CALL DEADLINE: February 28th 2023

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