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

  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 ( is happy to answer any questions and assist you.


Agreenskills is an open call for projects for young researchers (post docs) going to France, and coming from France.

Agreenskills is being launched by Agreenium, a consortium of research and higher education organizations specialized in agriculture. Agreenium consortium gathers two research organizations INRA and CIRAD (specialized in tropical agronomy), and four higher education institutions: Agroparistech (the agricultural university of Paris Grignon), Montpellier Supagro (the same in Montpellier), Agro Campus Ouest (the same in western France, in Rennes), and ENVT, the Veterinary university of Toulouse.

The call concerns ingoing and outgoing postdocs with France. The candidates have to present a research project and to choose a lab (in any of the six organization gathered in Agreenium). The call is opened permanently during four years, which means that the candidates can present a project at any moment of the year. There will be two selection periods each year during the same four years. A new call shall highly probably be launched after these four years.

The salaries are very attractive due to the fact that Agreenskills is a co-funded program (with the European Commission within the frame of the FP7 People 'CO-FUND' program), Europe adding a 'plus' to the grants given by the French part, which helps to raise a very high standard.

You will find in attachment a leaflet "AgreenSkills in brief" which contains a summary of the programme, and a detailed "Guide for applicants".
The candidates will find on Agreenskills portal,, some tools which will help them to find a lab (support in finding the appropriate lab is available online) , and if they have difficulties, the Agreenskills team will help them also into that path.

AgreenSkills: a continuous submission process with 2 selection rounds per year. Applications for eligibility check and matching process are analysed all year long. Two selection rounds are scheduled each year with strict deadlines for application. Next deadline 15 November 2013

Applicants are suggested to check the web sites:
INRA: (pay particularly attention to INRA’s metaprograms)
Agreenium: (you will find all the other organizations websites addresses on this site).

  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:

  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.

  Call "Visiting Scientists" - deadline expired

The University of Padova provides funding for a total of Euro 260.000,00 (50% on the budget of the International Relations Office and 50% on the budget of on the budget of the Departments involved and/or third parties) for granting scholarships to scholars with proven scientific expertise, related to foreign universities/research centers/entities.

Visiting Scientists will work for one or three months in a Department / Center of the University of Padova, that will ensure the availability of the rooms, libraries, equipment and facilities needed by the Visiting Scientist to carry out his/her activities.

The scholarship for one month stay will be of Euro 3.225,80 - gross percipient, the scholarship for three month stay will be of euro 6.912,44 - gross percipient.

Applications must be submitted by January 9, 2018,  by lecturers of the University of Padova through an online form.

The stay can begin after the publication of the results of the call and must end by December 31, 2018.

Visiting Scientist 2018
Call for applications (unipd professors only)
Deadline: 9 January 2018


Further information:
Fiorella De Gobbi
Intrenational Relations Office - Servizio Relazioni Internazionali
Tel. +39 049 827 1248

  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:

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:

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:

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:

  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

Call for applications - deadline: 31st July 2018

  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: