UniTrento Internal Call for Research 2023

The University of Trento promotes, as part of the Action of the University Strategic Plan 2022-2027 aimed at strengthening the quality of research by individual researchers, the UniTrento Internal Call for Research 2023.
The call, approved by the Academic Senate on 28 June 2023, is aimed at supporting excellence in innovative individual or collaborative research.
The projects, submitted by professors or researchers (ex art. 24 L. 240/2010 lett. b) of the University, may concern topics related to any research field within the three ERC sectors (Life Sciences - LS, Physical Sciences and Engineering - PE, Social Sciences and Humanities - SH).
Selected research grants will be awarded for a period of 24 months and the contribution for each research grant will range from a minimum of € 50.000 to a maximum of €150.000..

The deadline for submitting projects is 29 August 2023.

Useful documents

UniTrento Call for Research 2023
UniTrento Call for Research 2023
application/pdfDecreto di nomina Commissione di Valutazione(PDF | 187 KB)
application/pdfGraduatoria(PDF | 423 KB)

Call ERC - Seal of Excellence  

The internal call ERC - Seal of Excellence aims at funding a research grant to UniTrento researchers who have been scored A at the end of step 2 of the evaluation and were listed in the panel specific shortlist for project proposals submitted to the Horizon Europe ERC – Starting Grant (StG), Consolidator Grant (CoG) or Advanced Grant (AdG) call with UniTrento as Host Institution, but could not be funded due to a lack of budget. 

The 18-month grant will be aimed at starting or implementing the research activity of the submitted ERC project proposal, in order to resubmit the ERC project proposal with UniTrento acting as Host Institution. 

The 2023 selection is addressed to UniTrento applicants to the 2022 ERC StG, Cog or AdG calls.

Useful documents

application/pdfCall ERC_SoE_2023(PDF | 250 KB)
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentERC_SoE_application form 2023(DOCX | 333 KB)

Call MSCA PF - Seal of Excellence

The internal call MSCA PF - Seal of Excellence, open annually from 2019, aims at funding a two-year fellowship at UniTrento (in the Department / Center identified in the proposal) to researchers who have been awarded the Seal of Excellence for project proposals submitted to the Marie Skłodowska Curie Action - Postdoctoral Fellowship call with UniTrento as Host Institution and were listed in the panel specific shortlist or with a certain score level below the panel specific pay-line in the MSCA-PF call.

The fellowship will be aimed at starting or implementing the research activity proposed in the submitted MSCA-PF project proposal.

The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to applicants for MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) scoring 85/100 or more but which cannot be funded due to budget constraints. 

The 2023 selection is aimed at awarding two-year research grants to MSCA-PF 2022 Seal of Excellence awardees who either made the reserve list or received a maximum score of 2 points below the pay-line of their panel.

Reference documents

application/pdfCall MSCA-PF_SoE_2023(PDF | 225 KB)
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentMSCA-PF_SoE_application form 2023(DOCX | 331 KB)
Archivio MSCA-SoE
Archivio MSCA-SoE

Call MSCA+1

In order to promote the career development of researchers, the University of Trento offers MSCA-PF fellows at UniTrento the funding of one additional contract year (12 months). The action, open annually from 2020, aims to allow UniTrento MSCA-PF fellows, who have obtained a positive evaluation of the activities and results of the MSCA-PF project from the relative Department, to continue and to further develop the MSCA-PF project research activity in order to prepare and submit an ERC project proposal with UniTrento acting as Host Institution.

The 2023 selection, with deadline on 20 February 2023, is addressed to MSCA-PF UniTrento fellows whose research grant contract ends no later than 31 December 2023.

The selection will be funded under the framework of the Fund for Policy Promotion and Development of the National Research Programme (PNR).

Reference documents

application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentMSCA+1_application form 2023-5(DOCX | 403 KB)
application/pdfMSCA+1 2023-5(PDF | 201 KB)
Archivio MSCA+1
Archivio MSCA+1

Starting Grant Giovani Ricercatori 

The University has approved a number of actions to increase the independence of young researchers.
One of these is the “Starting Grant” for young researchers of the University of Trento, which encourages them to participate – as principal investigators, scientific coordinators or research fellows – in competitive research calls at national, European and international level.
In the 2019-2021 term, a new “Starting Grant” call will be launched every six months to fund, up to 15,000 euro, projects in the humanities and in the area of science and technology, including psychological disciplines. Applications are welcome from young researchers of the University of Trento, in particular research fellows/collaborators, postdocs, fixed-term researchers (RTD-A), fixed-term researcher (RTD - B) not eligible for the action “Fondo di dotazione iniziale RTD b”.

2021 call is now closed (the list of funded projects is available below in the section Useful documents). 

The 2021 call is funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU.

Useful documents ​

application/pdfStarting grants 2021: proposte finanziate/funded projects(PDF | 228 KB)
application/pdfBando/Call Starting Grant 2021(PDF | 280 KB)
application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.documentTemplate Starting Grant 2021(DOCX | 297 KB)

ECIU – European Consortium of Innovative Universities 

The University of Trento is a member of ECIU-European Consortium of Innovative Universities, a leading international consortium of research intensive universities, with collective emphasis on innovation, creativity and societal impact, driving the development of a knowledge-based economy.
As other consortium members, UniTrento benefits from the annual mobility fund of € 20.000 aiming at increasing mobility of its researchers; researchers from UniTrento interested in establishing or extending high-profile collaborative scientific relations with ECIU partners may apply for up to € 5000 for outgoing travel and associated subsistence costs. Further information is available at the following link: 

Research fellowships and collaborations

Research fellowships are designed to attract qualified academics, who have a masters or doctoral degree and the required experience to lead a University research project or carry out their own.
Besides, from time to time, the departments also recruit research collaborators as scientific coordinators within international projects.

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The University of Trento aims to recruit the most talented applicants to teaching and research positions, including by preferring candidates applying from a foreign country and by recognizing the value of international experience.  

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