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It’s closed the 4th Top-up Foscolo Fellowship competition. This year CONTEST 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.



The winner departments of the 4th Top-up Foscolo Fellowship are:


·         CSEF (Center for Studies in Economics and Finance) University Federico II Naples

·         Department of Economics University Ca' Foscari Venice

The researchers recipients of the fellowship will be selected by the winning departments by June 2019.


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.


Previous Fellowships