Working in research

Career opportunities

PhD Degrees

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with the coordination of the PhD Office, offers specific training and research tracks in economics, linguistics, sciences and humanities.

PhD programmes 

Short Term Research Fellowships

It is a tool for young graduates interested in academics that involves them in a short-term training period (usually not longer than 12 months) in projects and research groups.

Short-term research fellowships 

Research Grants

The grants are awarded to Master’s Degree graduates or PhDs with an academic and professional curriculum that enables them to perform specific research programmes designed by the University or submitted by the candidates.

Research grants 

Researchers and professors

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice retains the best talents, notably through selective procedures that comprise facilitations for the international candidates and privilege candidates with international experience.

Work with us 


Careers +

Careers + is Ca’ Foscari’s strategy aiming at enhancing the quality of research, attracting new talents and consolidating scientific excellence in our University.

The Research for Global Challenges initiative strengthens our commitment, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to research.

Here is a list of our main actions:

Top host institution in Italy for Marie Curie Fellowships

In 2015 and 2016 and 2017 Ca’ Foscari University has improved and confirmed its performance as top Italian Host Institution for granted Marie Curie Fellowships. We actively support researchers in making their profiles more competitive at a European and international level. We particularly encourage the participation in individual calls and provide assistance step by step, thus proving to be the host institution which can make the difference.

Marie Curie +1

Thanks to this internal selection procedure the winners of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships who choose Ca’ Foscari as a host research institution can benefit from an additional paid year, so as to consolidate the results of their research as well as their position within the university. It is one of the many actions our University is taking to invest in promising researchers and to foster talent it helped training and it attracted, in order to further improve the research environment.

Continuing education in research

The research area promotes continuing education to research for students, PhD candidates, researchers, teachers and administrative staff. Involving all the members of our University community is a key factor to strengthen present and future talents.

Human Resources Strategy For Researchers

Ca’ Foscari has obtained the full Human Resources Strategy for Researchers certificate awarded by an international Evaluating Committee. The University is now amongst the Italian “HR Recognised Institutions” on the EURAXESS website. The main purpose of the Strategy is to improve labour condition for researchers working at Ca’ Foscari, as well as the University attractiveness for Italian and international talents.

International Research Environment

Ca’ Foscari stands for its participation in competitive calls and networks funded by Programmes for research, cooperation, environmental protection and development of sustainable technologies to be launched on the market.
Over the last few years, our University has been hosting 200 research fellows per year, from 40 countries.

Attracting new talents

Scouting excellence and hiring high-profile – especially young - researchers is one of Ca’ Foscari’s main commitments. Our University aims at the strategic development of specific scientific sectors, also appointing researchers with international experience by direct recruitment.
Thanks to the portability option, high-qualification-research-program winners – such as ERC – can be included in Ca’ Foscari’s team.
Incoming mobility of international excellent researchers is promoted as well through the financing of visiting fellowships and by supporting applications within the Rita Levi Montalcini Programme.

Ca' Foscari Brain Gain Program

Tax benefits

Teachers and researchers who have carried out their activities abroad for at least two consecutive years and who move to Italy (acquiring tax residency), are entitled to significant tax benefits. In detail, they can benefit from the exemption from payment of personal income tax on 90% of the income received by the Italian university employing them, if they are hired with the role of "Professore" or "Ricercatore". Benefits are applied to the tax period when the researcher becomes "tax resident" in Italy and in the following three tax years, provided that he/she remains a tax resident in Italy.