Such programme supports excellent 30-month research projects to be conducted in Padua, by outstanding Principal Investigators (PIs) of any age and nationality, choosing the University and one of its 32 Departments as their working base.
The STARS@UNIPD call intends to promote and encourage high quality, innovative and ambitious research in all scientific areas, offering support to ground-breaking ideas with definite potential to turn into competitive proposals for international funding, including the prestigious European Research Council grants.
In particular, STARS Starting Grants (STARS-StG) are designed to fund promising international PIs who have defended their first PhD within maximum 5 years (prior to 1st January 2023) and are about to establish their own research team and/or starting their own independent research. A Mobility allowance has been introduced to support researchers coming to Italy from abroad.
For further information regarding the call, its annexes, and the on line submission procedure, go to the website: https://www.unipd.it/en/stars2023 (in English).
The application deadline is on 28 February 2023 at 1:00 p.m. (Italy time zone).
Any further clarification requests can be addressed to the University of Padua – International Research Office: talent.stars(at)unipd.it.