MSCA MARaThoN 2018

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

Make it Happen! - Come to the MSCA MAraThon 2018 (video)


After the success of the first  MSCA MaRaThoN 2017 (video of the 2017 edition), a second edition will take place at the University of Padova on June 26-27-28, 2018.

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 2018 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.

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).  Applicants are expected to be open minded and willing to collaborate with our research groups.

The training course is open to 40 selected MSCA candidates. 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.

Application deadline: May 25, at 1:00 p.m. Italian time.

  You can apply if at the date of the relevant deadline for the submission of IF proposals (September 12, 2018):

  • 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

  Send us your application folder...

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

Please download the forms below (all forms are compulsory), fill them up and email them to; the subject of the email must be “MSCA MaRaThoN @ UNIPD”.

Application deadline May 25th -at 1:00 p.m. Italian time.

  Find a potential supervisor

Several teachers at the University of Padova are willing to act as supervisors in MSCA-IF applications.
In order to find a potential supervisor, you could have a look at the expressions of interest listed below, or search our University database of researchers.

  When you are not funded but receive the Seal of Excellence

In case you choose the University of Padova as your Host Institution within the MSCA-IF 2018 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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