Supporting Principal INvestigators (SPIN)

With the purpose of promoting impact research and strengthening its attractiveness for the best international researchers, since 2018 Ca’ Foscari University is investing its own resources on a new initiative: SPIN - Supporting Principal INvestigators.

The scope of the call is to receive proposals from outstanding talents to fund research projects with a maximum duration of 24 months in all scientific areas available at Ca’ Foscari.


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Call for applications 2023

  • OPEN CALL - Deadline 26th of June 2023 at midnight (Rome CET) - Apply

The SPIN 2023 call addresses applicants holding a position at Ca’ Foscari, who intend to submit a research project proposal meeting international excellence standards, bringing innovation within a chosen scientific area, and able to strengthen project management capacities of the applicant for a possible participation in future competitive calls for proposals at international level.
The 2023 call, in particular, aims to encourage collaboration with the universities of the EUTOPIA alliance.

Evaluation process: proposals received will be assessed for their scientific excellence and applicant’s profile by two external referees each. Referees will be selected from those included in the national database Reprise. Proposals are assigned on the basis of the ERC panel/s selected as well as from 3 to 5 keywords. A Committee appointed by the Rector will assign 5 additional points to the proposals that envisage the involvement of one or more universities of the EUTOPIA alliance and will draw up the final ranking list.

Past calls

Last update: 04/07/2023