Astronomy Fellowships in Italy 2

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 664931

Project and aims

AstroFIt2 – Astronomy Fellowships in Italy – supports the mobility of 18 researchers to INAF research structures in Italy for a period of 36 months

First call

Over a hundred applications from 21 countries have been received at the deadline (November 18, 2015) of the 1st call of proposal of the AstroFIt2 Programme

Second call

62 applications from 26 countries have been received at the deadline (July 5, 2016) of the 2nd call of proposal of the AstroFIt2 Programme


INAF (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica) is the Italian public research organization that promotes, performs and coordinates astrophysics and astronomy research in Italy and cooperates with universities and other national and international organizations

Where do you Astro-Fit?

Choose among 16 institutes broadly distributed across Italy and the scientific research areas relevant for your activity
Fellows will receive a living allowance of 45.000 EUR/year

AstroFIt2 aims at recruiting talented and experienced researchers that have carried out research in other countries.

The AstroFIt2 programme will include two calls (C1, C2), each one offering nine (9) fellowships for Incoming Mobility for non-residents in Italy. The fellowships will be carried out at INAF Research Centres. Each fellowship will have a duration of 36 months. Applicants will have the possibility to choose one, or more, in the case of interdisciplinary projects, among INAF scientific areas.

Calls for Proposals of the previous edition of AstroFIt have met a great response from the scientific community. The Institute received 140 applications from over 20 countries. On the right, their distribution among INAF scientific areas.

  • AREA #1

    Galaxies and Cosmology

  • AREA #2

    Stars, Stellar Population and Interstellar medium

  • AREA #3

    Sun and Solar System

  • AREA #4

    Relativistic and Particle Astrophysics

  • AREA #5

    Advanced Technology and Instrumentation


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