Contenuto principale della pagina Menu di navigazione Modulo di ricerca su uniPi Modulo di ricerca su uniPi

Call for the submission of project proposals by young researchers: grants for ERC and MSCA researchers

 

!! NEW DEADLINE: 25 OCT 2022

!! NEW ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS

The Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR), within the framework of the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), Mission 4 "Education and Research" - Component 2 "From Research to Enterprise", Investment 1.2 "Funding of Projects Submitted by Young Researchers", with Notice No. 247 of 19-08-2022 finances the allocation of at least 700 research grants to young researchers The Notice was modified by the Notice n. 367 of 7-10-2022, introducing important modification to the eligibility criteria and a new deadline:

- for all categories, the requirement “minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 7 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree” does not apply any longer. Candidates having obtained their PhD at any time are now eligible;

- the deadline for submitting the proposal to the MUR was postponed to the 25th of October 2022;

- the terms for having completed the MSCA IF/PF project have been extended from 12 to 48 months (to be calculated from the 7th of October 2022)

- the terms for having obtained the MSCA IF/PF SoE have been extended from 24 to 48 months (to be calculated from the 7th of October 2022)

 

The initiative targets the following applicant:

1. Principal Investigator with an ongoing ERC Starting grant, won under calls of Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe, who have chosen a foreign Host Institution.

ERC grantees will have to submit a project complementary to their current ERC to the MUR by 25th of October, choosing at least 3 different vacancies in order of preference from the list published here. Host institutions evaluate the received proposals through internally appointed evaluation committees. They must complete the evaluation within 30 days from the proposal submission deadline (Oct. 25) and then send a report with scores to the MUR within another 15 days. MUR will provide a ranking list. In case of ex aequo in multiple host institutions, it will go by order of preference of the ERC grantee.

Winners will have to bring the ERC grant to the Italian host institution (grant portability). The Italian host institution will have to make a direct call (“chiamata diretta”) as second-rank professor (“Professore di seconda fascia”) at the ERC grantee. The project will be 100% reimbursed, for maximum 1 million EUR and will last 3 years.

 

2. winners of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships under Horizon 2020 and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships under Horizon Europe, whose project is completed or ends between 7th of October 2018 and 7th of October 2022.

The MSCA fellow submits to a Host Institution a project proposal consequential to the completed MSCA (without going through the MUR portal). The Host Institution evaluates the project, with internally appointed committees. If the evaluation is positive, the MSCA fellow signs an agreement with the host institution and submits the application to the MUR by 25th of October 2022 (attaching project submitted to the host, host evaluation report and agreement). MUR draws up the ranking list; in case of ex aequo, priority is given to young researchers. Host institutions of selected projects will have to make a direct call of the researcher as Fixed-term Researcher (RTD-A). The project will be 100% funded project, for a maximum of 300,000 EUR, for a duration of 3 years.

SUBMISSION TO UNIPI

Proposals at UNIPI must be submitted with certified e-email (PEC) to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. in PDF format by Monday 17th of October 2022 at 12:00 PM CET and should include:

  • UNIPI cover page MSCA (download here);
  • MUR Annex 2b (Declaration of compliance with the DNSH principle)
  • MUR Annex 3b (Declaration / checklist on ethics signed by the applicant)
  • MUR Annex 4b (Economic Financial plan); and
  • MUR Annex 5b (New Project Proposal).

MUR annexes are downloadable from the MUR website.

 

3. individuals who have been awarded a "Seal of Excellence" as a result of participation in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships calls under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe in the four years prior to 7th of October 2022 (from 7th of October 2018 to 7th of October 2022).

The procedure is the same as described above for MSCA fellows at point (2), but the grant amount is maximum 150,000 EUR (lump sum) for a duration of 2 years. Host institutions of selected projects will have to make a direct call of the researcher as RTD-A.

SUBMISSION TO UNIPI

Proposals at UNIPI must be submitted with certified e-email (PEC) to Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo. in PDF format by Monday 17th of October 2022 at 12:00 PM CET and should include:

  • UNIPI cover page SoE (download here);
  • Seal of Excellence certificate;
  • MUR Annex 2c (Declaration of compliance with the DNSH principle);
  • MUR Annex 3c (Declaration / checklist on ethics signed by the applicant); and
  • MUR Annex 4c (New Project Proposal).

 MUR annexes are downloadable from the MUR website.

 

*** UNIPI Evaluation Commission - 2nd round ***

The evaluation commission for the second set of applications has been nominated and approved by Rectoral Decree D.R. 1919/2022. The commission will take place on Thursday 20th October 2022.

Candidates will be notified with evaluation reports and preliminary agreements by Monday 24th of October.

 

 

Useful links

Call: Notice No. 247 of 19-08-2022 (in Italian)

Notice n. 367 of 7-10-2022 (in Italian)

Call in English here: https://www.gea.mur.gov.it/Bandi/YoungResearchers ("Notice Young Researchers")

Application on MUR website here: https://www.gea.mur.gov.it/Bandi/YoungResearchers

FAQ (in Italian) are available on the MUR website.

 

Contacts at UNIPI

Unità Servizi per la ricerca - Michele Padrone, Marco Bargagna, Francesca Ceron, Francesca Zampagni

Email: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

Questo sito utilizza solo cookie tecnici, propri e di terze parti, per il corretto funzionamento delle pagine web e per il miglioramento dei servizi. Se vuoi saperne di più, consulta l'informativa