University of Padua, Italy, launched the third edition of STARS Starting Grants

Enviado por Edimilson Montalti em Thu, 11/02/2021 - 09:54

University of Padua (Italy) has launched the third edition of the Supporting TAlent in ReSearch@University of Padua – STARS@UNIPD 2021 call for proposals. Such intramural funding Programme supports excellent 2-year research projects to be performed by outstanding Principal Investigators (PIs) of any age and nationality, choosing Padua and one its 32 Departments as their working base and committing to submit an ERC project proposal with the University of Padua as their Host Institution. 

The STARS@UNIPD call aims at promoting and encouraging 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, such as the prestigious European Research Council grants.

In particular, STARS Starting Grants (STARS-StG) are designed to fund promising international PIs who have been awarded their first PhD within a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 7 years (prior to 1st January 2021) and are about to establish their own research team and/or starting their own independent research.

For further information regarding the call, its annexes, and the on line procedure for the submission go to the website: (in English).

The application deadline is on 12 April 2021 at 1:00 p.m. (Italy time zone).

Please find enclosed a brief Summary of the Programme and the poster. We would really appreciate if you could circulate the call among young researchers and potential candidates.

Any further clarification requests can be addressed to the University of Padua International Research Office: .

See the poster here.