Postdoc fellowships in interdisciplinary programme in Italy - Global_at_Venice from Ca’ Foscari University (MSCA COFUND)

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The “GLOBAL_AT_VENICE - Research and Training for Global Challenges” G@V is a 60-month Marie Skłodowska-Curie - COFUND Project implemented by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice to offer a truly international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training to 15 Fellows coming from all over the world.

The aim of the programme is to strengthen high-profile researchers’ curricula, thus providing Europe and the world with a pool of researchers capable of bridging the gaps between academic and applied research, and between research and market.

GLOBAL_AT_VENICE started in January 2021 and lasts 5 years.

Two calls will be launched during the first and the second year of the programme to recruit brilliant researchers, who will work with the Institute for Global Challenges of Ca’ Foscari on six multidisciplinary research areas.

This major initiative is implemented by Ca’ Foscari together with its corporate partners, including strategic research centres, non-academic networks of spin-offs and small and medium enterprises, where fellows will have the opportunity to do secondment or research and training activity.


With a total budget of 2,362,000 euros, 15 positions are available for fellows with an international profile. The programme addresses Experienced Researchers with maximum 8 years of experience since completion of PhD at the deadline of the call.

To each selected researcher the Programme offers an incoming fellowship with a duration of 24 months.

The research projects are proposed by candidates (bottom-up approach) aligned to one or more of the research areas of interest of the six global challenges Research Institutes (RI) at Ca’ Foscari University of venice.

Ca’ Foscari is highly committed in achieving excellence in research, developing international partnerships and funding promising researchers: the RI enforce this engagement by promoting a collaborative approach to research and interdisciplinary ways of working.

The G@V fellows will have the chance hence to work in a stimulating and international environment with extensive experienced supervisors, in different disciplines and from different organizations in order to address large-scale challenging issues the world will have to cope with. They will furthermore benefit of a set of initiatives and additional opportunities to foster their career and research path.


Research Fellows of any nationality on the date of the deadline (1pm CET 5 August 2022) must meet the following three criteria to apply:

1. Be in possession of a PhD degree acquired not later than 8 years prior to this call deadline;

2. Have at least one major publication without his/her PhD supervisor (either accepted, in press or published) at the time of deadline;

3. Have not resided or carried out their main activity in Italy for longer than 12 months in the 3- year period before the call deadline in compliance with the MSCA mobility rule;

Please, be aware that:

If an applicant acquired their Ph.D. earlier than 8 years ago (before 5 August 2014) and they took some time off from research for parental leave or long-term illness since their Doctoral Degree, they might still be eligible as periods of inactivity in research for these reasons are not taken into account. If this is the case, the applicant must provide evidence for each period of time.

  • Maternity leave: applicants must provide a copy of their child/children birth certificate. For each child we will allocate one year of inactivity in research, regardless of the actual length of time they took for maternity leave.
  • Parental leave: applicants must provide a parental leave certificate from their employer stating the time they took (exact dates).
  • Long-term sick leave (over 90 days): Applicants must provide a certificate (from their Doctor or the Hospital) confirming the illness they had and the length of time they had to be away from work as a result of this. If the certificate is not in English or Italian, applicants must provide a translation signed by themselves.

Applicants should be aware that any period of inactivity in research and/or unconventional paths for work reasons outside the academic field (e.g. industry), can be considered a potentially valuable contribution to the career development of researchers and should be explained in a detailed way in the researcher's CV so that the evaluation committees can assess them fairly.

more information here

Deadline: 5 August 2022.