MaRaThoN 2019

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - MAster your Research and Training Needs

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After the success of the MSCA MaRaThoN 2017  and 2018, a third edition of this initiative will take place at the University of Padova on May 29-30-31, 2019.

MSCA MaRaThoN is a training course addressed to top candidates who wish to apply for the upcoming Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowship (MSCA –IF) call  indicating the University of Padova as their Host Institution.
The training programme offers researchers the opportunity  to gain more information about the MSCA-Individual Fellowship 2019 call. Participants will meet experts and experienced MSC evaluators providing specific advice and useful tips on how to best draft their project proposals. Furthermore, candidates will have the possibility to meet their potential supervisors at the University of Padova, to get to know our current MSCA fellows and to visit our laboratories and facilities.

Applications are now open!
Applications deadline is April 15, at 1:00 p.m. Italian time zone.

What we look for
We are looking for experienced researchers 
(the MSCA definition applies), with an excellent CV and research track record (e.g., one publication without their PhD supervisor, a pubblication as first author, a monograph). Potential candidates are expected to be involved in frontier research, taking advantage of the highly interdisciplinary enviroment of the University of Padova, thus collaborating with our research groups and supervisors to write a competitive project.

What we offer
The training course is open to 40 potential MSCA candidates. Selected participants will have their travel  and accommodation costs covered by the University of Padova: we will book and pay  directly for such expenses, no reimbursements to applicants are  foreseen.

Who can apply
You can apply to the MSCA Marathon 2019 if, at the date of the relevant deadline for the submission of IF proposals (11 September 2019): 

- you possess a PhD or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience;
- you comply with the mobility rule of the MSCA;
- you choose the University of Padova as your Host Institution.

How to apply
Check the application folder and contact a potential supervisor at the University of Padova following the instructions below. Please note that evaluation of candidates is based on their research profile and completeness of their application. Make sure you contact your supervisor at the University of Padova, you need to have his/her Department letter of acceptance signed by the Head of Department and included in your folder.


Selection of applicants to the Marathon is based on the evaluation of their research profile.

Please download the following forms (all forms are compulsory, no incomplete applications will be accepted), fill them in and email them to;
the subject of the email must be “MSCA MaRaThoN @ UNIPD”.

Application deadline is April 15 2019 at 1:00 p.m. (Italian time zone).

  MSCA potential supervisors at the University of Padova

Several researchers at our University are willing to act as supervisors in MSCA-IF applications. In order to find a potential supervisor, have a look at the expressions of interest listed below, or search our University database of researchers for possible contacts based on your research interest.

Professors at UNIPD wishing to act as supervisors are invited to fill in and submit the Supervisor Form.

Latest update: 8 April 2019

When you are not funded but receive the Seal of Excellence - MSCA

In case you choose the University of Padova as your Host Institution within the MSCA-IF Call and your project is not selected for funding, but the European Commission awards you the “Seal of Excellence – MSC Actions”, our University offers you an alternative funding under the MSCA Seal of Excellence@University of Padova programme. Once the Seal of Excellence is issued, you may apply for a grant of 50.000 Euros per project year (covering an employment contract and a 10.000 Euros budget for research, networking and training activities).


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