STARS Grant for individual researcher(s) - Supporting Talent in ReSearch@University of Padua
STARS grants are open to all scientific areas and will support two-year research projects to be developed in one of the 32 Departments of the University of Padua, Italy. The STARS funding programme welcomes young pioneers of frontier research, offering support to ground-breaking ideas with definite potential to turn into competitive proposals for international funding, such as the prestigious ERC grants.
STARS Starting Grants (StGs) are addressed to PIs of any age and nationality, who intend to establish their own team and launch an independent research. Successful candidates will be offered a two-year position in Padua. Applicants should have obtained their first Doctoral Degree at least 2 and up to 7 years prior to 1 January 2021.
Projects are evaluated based on their innovative nature, ambition and feasibility. PIs will be rewarded for their scientific skills, creativity, and commitment. Once enrolled in the STARS programme, successful PIs will receive full support to submit an ERC application, choosing Padua as their Host Institution.
What we offer
STARS Grants offer a research budget of up to 80,000 € (Social Sciences and Humanities) or 140,000 € (Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences) for two years, plus a two-year fellowship for the PI of up to 32,000 € net amount/year (80,000 € gross amount for two years).