Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (17/10/2012 01.37)


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AstroFIt aims at recruiting 7 talented and experienced researchers that have carried out research in other countries. Incoming and Re-integration mobility are supported. AstroFIt offers the chance to gain experience at INAF structures for a period of two years in the following sectors: galaxies and cosmology; stars, stellar population and interstellar medium; sun and solar system; relativistic and particle astrophysics and advanced technology and instruments.

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Research Fields


Other costs

Travel allowance: 1500EUR/year Research cost contribution: a yearly amount of 5.000 Euro

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, researchers have to demonstrate transnational mobility (incoming or re-integration) and must have at least 4 years of research experience or be holders of a doctorate. Applicants with more than 8 years of post PhD research or a total of 12 years of research experience are not eligible.

Applicants to Incoming Mobility Fellowships have to be researchers who have not resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the Call deadline. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Applicants to Reintegration Fellowships must be Italian nationals who have carried out research in a Third Country for at least 3 years in the last 4 years prior to the deadline of proposal submission. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

A professional level of knowledge of English language is required.

Selection process

The Selection Committee (SC) will be composed by 5 members. Each proposal will be evaluated by at least three members of the SC.

Scientific and technological quality of the proposal as well as the curriculum of the applicant and the content of the reference letters will be the main aspects to be evaluated, possibly integrated by an interview.

Programme Description
Number of awards per year7
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Total amount per fellowship per year40.000
Covers salaryyes
Maximum duration of fellowship24
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Application deadline


Other fellowship details


EU Research Framework Programme

FP7/People-Marie Curie Actions COFUND

EU Contract Number


Funding organisation / Contacts
INAF - National Institute for Astrophysics

Public research
Roma - Italy