Foscolo Europe Top-Up Fellowships - Worth €50,000 per year

The Foundation offers two 3-year top-up fellowships in economic and financial subjects to be assigned to the two best departments or research institutes in Economics or Finance participating to the PhD job markets (US job market or any equivalent organization in Europe) in 2018/19.

Main objective of this competition is to attract and retain in Europe outstanding PhD graduates that might otherwise choose to begin and develop their career overseas (outside Eu UniCredit perimeter). It has become progressively difficult for the best European institutions to compete with US institutions that offer attractive arrangements that enable early career researchers to focus on their research. The availability of 3-year top-up post-doctoral fellowships would go towards levelling the playing field by enabling also the European Universities to offer best new graduates on the job market a competitive package. By offering such top-up fellowships, an institution can greatly enhance its ability to recruit best talents.

The competition is open to all departments in Economics or Finance (or related fields) from any universities or research institutes of the EU countries where UniCredit operates which will participate to the job markets in 2018/19 in order to offer a tenure track position or post-doc position to outstanding job market candidates. In very special cases post-doc positions with non-explicit tenure track could be considered.

The top-up fellowships will start on October 1, 2018. Each top-up fellowship is worth € 50,000 per year and has a 3-year duration. The Foundation will pay the prize directly to the winning departments in a unique annual installment. This top-up fellowship complements the salary and contractual terms of the standard tenure track assistant professorships.

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36 Months

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50000 - 150000 EUR


€50000 per year for three years.

Destination Country of Applicants

Russia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Italy, Turkey, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovakia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Serbia


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