Programmes, calls, grants

The University of Padua “promotes the furthering of culture founded on universal values such as human rights, peace, respect for the environment and international solidarity” (Article 1 of its Statutes, 1995). The international dimension of the University is not only witnessed by many spontaneous activities, such as the countless research cooperation projects individually promoted by teachers and researchers and the teaching now offered to as many as 1,500 regularly enrolled foreign students, but also by the existence of several bilateral agreements of ‘traditional’ type, extensive participation in European programmes for research and education, cooperation with developing countries, and – last, but not least – by committed participation in the project activities of the Coimbra Group (the network of historical European universities) as well as other excellence networks.

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Piscopia - Marie Curie Fellowship Programme

EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion

Bilateral Agreements

Programmes, calls, grants

  Arqus - Site Visits and Joint Activities of Doctoral Groups 2021/22 - Deadline November 20, 2021

Doctoral groups are invited to apply for site visits and joint activities together with their selected partner(s) from the Arqus alliance. Site visits/networking activities serve the purpose of initiating future joint projects (third-party funded project applications, summer schools, etc.). Arqus provides travel grants (incl. accommodation for a 3–5 days stay) for 3 to 5 doctoral candidates plus 1 to 2 senior researcher/s per doctoral group. 

Application deadline is November 20, 2021 

  The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - deadline: September 15, 2021

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has published three calls for Short Research Scholarships in Germany closing on 15 September 2021.

The "Short-term grants" programme is aimed at postgraduate students (Master's), PhD students and post-docs in all disciplines for research stays (1-6 months) in Germany as part of an Italian PhD, a post-doctoral project or a postgraduate research project.

The "Research stays for University Academics and Scientists" programme is open to professors and researchers of all disciplines for research stays (1-3 months) in Germany.

The "Re-Invitation Programme for former Scholarship Holders" is open to former DAAD alumni in all disciplines for research or postgraduate stays (1-3 months) in Germany.

The DAAD Information Centre in Rome (info.rom@daad-netzwerk.de) is happy to answer any questions and assist you.

  Coimbra Group Scholarship Programmes

The University of Padova is participating in the three Scholarship Programmes which the Coimbra Group has been offering in the last few years to young professors and/or researchers from specific geographical areas, which have enjoyed considerable popularity among the target groups:
- Scholarship Programme for Young African Researchers
- Scholarship Programme for Young Professors and Researchers from Latin American Universities
- Scholarship Programme for Young Researchers from Eastern Neighbouring Countries

The universities of the Coimbra Group participating in these programmes offer short-term visits to young researchers from HEIs located in the above geographic areas. The programme is mainly aimed at enabling scholars to undertake research projects in the same field in which they are engaged in their home institution and at helping them to establish academic and research contacts. The number of candidates who apply every year for a scholarship at the University of Padova for each of the three programmes is steadily increasing.

For information and application please refer to: www.coimbra-group.eu

  Coimbra Group - Be a Doc

A joint initiative between the Coimbra Group (CG), of which the University of Padova is a member, and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (CGBU), aimed at supporting the mobility of PhD students/researchers/professors among institutions of both networks. All opportunities available are described on the dedicated platform.

The programme is run by the University of Coimbra.

List of admitted applicants (Call 2017)

  Call "Visiting Programme" - deadline expired

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo invites proposal for the Visiting Programme 2018 in order to promote the development of international scientific relations within the University of Padova through international mobility and exchange of knowledge. The Programme is offered to the Departments of the University of Padova and it is intended to fund international collaboration projects. The projects must involve foreign Research Institutes and include the international mobility of Professors and Researchers (incoming or outgoing) for teaching and research activities and it must belong to one of the following scientific domains: Physical Sciences and Engineering; Life Sciences; Social Science and Humanities. Only the Departments of the University of Padova are eligible to apply. The deadline is 30th June 2018. For further information please check the website of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo.

  Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Programmes

As of 2014, Erasmus Mundus – Action 1 does no longer exist as such and there will not be future calls for application: Joint programmes at Doctoral level (former EM-Action 1 B) are now funded in the framework of the new EU programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020 - Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions.

For further information: Joint Doctoral Degrees

ALGANT-DOC - Algebra, Geometry and Number Theory Joint Doctorate
The ALGANT-DOC doctoral programme, set up by the ALGANT consortium, is a collaborative scheme creating ideal conditions for the production of high-level research in pure mathematics, leading to a double and/or joint doctoral degree, prepared under joint supervision at a minimum of two partner institutions. The consortium is coordinated by Université Bordeaux 1 (France). The other partners are : Universiteit Leiden (The Netherlands), Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11 (France), Università di Milano (Italy), Concordia University (Canada), Chennai Mathematical Institute (India).
For information and application, please refer to: www.algant.eu

EXTATIC – Erasmus Mundus Extreme-Ultraviolet and X-Ray Technology and Training for International Cooperation
The purpose of this joint doctorate is to provide a new generation of graduate students with high-level training in Extreme-Ultraviolet (XUV) and X-ray science, together with all the scientific, technical and transferable skills necessary for thriving careers in a burgeoning area involving innovative technological development across a range of disciplines. The consortium is coordinated by Dublin City University (Ireland). The other partners are: Czech Techinical University in Prague (Czech Republic), Rwth Aachen University (Germany), University College Dublin (Ireland), Military University of Technology (Poland), King’s College London (United Kingdom), University of Southampton (United Kingdom).
Deadline: December 31th, 2015
For information and application, please refer to: www.extatic.eu

FUSION-DC - Eramsus Mundus International Doctoral College in Fusion Science and Engineering
FUSION-DC is a three-year joint doctoral programme in nuclear fusion science and engineering, offered by a consortium of 20 European partner institutions from 8 EU countries: 7 academic degree-awarding full partners, 2 research institute full partners, and 11 associated partners. FUSION-DC provides sustainable, integrated and coordinated training at doctoral level within the framework of a worldwide network of excellence in magnetic confinement fusion (MCF). The consortium is coordinated by University of Ghent (Belgium). The other partners are: Henri Poincarè University Nancy 1 (France), University of Stuttgart (Germany), Higher Technical Institute Lisbon (Portugal), Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), Irfm-cea Cadarache (France), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching and Greifswald (Germany).
For information and application, please refer to: www.em-fusion-dc.org

FONASO - Forest and Nature for Society
In FONASO, the emphasis is on applied research. Doctoral candidates will therefore typically do fieldwork (in a wide sense) and are encouraged, starting already in the project formulation phase, to carry out fieldwork in connection with stays at Associate Partners, who may contribute with hosting and co-supervision functions. The consortium is coordinated by Københavns Universitet (Denmark). The other partners are: University of Wales (United Kingdom), Technische Universität Dresden (Germany), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), AgroParisTech - École interne ENGREF (France), Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet (Sweden).
For information and application, please refer to: www.fonaso.eu

  MCI - Mobility CONFAP Italy

The MCI – Mobility CONFAP Italy programme aims to support collaboration between CONFAP (National Council of Research Support Foundations) and the Italian Network (of which the University of Padova is a member) throughout mobility at Master (only for research periods), PhD and Post-Doc level in a variety of fields including humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.

Candidates must be resident in Brazil.

For further information about academic opportunities available at the University of Padova, please check the MCI platform

  The Fulbright Program

The US - Italy Fulbright Commission assists prospective, future and present grantees by providing an information service for study and research opportunities in the United States and Italy.

Fulbright grants to Italy are awarded for teaching, to carry out a study or research project, to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at Italian universities. Grants are also awarded to assist English language teachers in Italian high schools.
Applicants should have sufficient proficiency in written and spoken Italian to carry out their project.

For any further information: http://www.fulbright.it/