SPIN - Supporting Principal INvestigators

With the purpose of promoting impact research and strengthening Ca’ Foscari University attractiveness for the best international researchers and professors, in 2018 Ca’ Foscari allocates € 1.200.000,00 for a new initiative: SPIN - Supporting Principal INvestigators.
The scope of this call is to receive proposals to fund research projects with a maximum duration of 24 months in all scientific areas available at Ca’ Foscari.


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Measures of the call

Measure 1 SPIN


It addresses researchers, holding or not a position at Ca’ Foscari, who meet the excellence requirements to submit a project proposal under an ERC call: Starting, Consolidator or Advanced, with Ca’ Foscari as Host Institution;

Measure 2 SPIN

Standard projects – International Level

It addresses applicants, holding a position at Ca’ Foscari, who intend to develop collaborative projects, that could lead to new research developments and international collaborations and could strengthen their project-design capacities for a possible participation in future competitive calls for proposals.

How to apply

Applicants have to attach the proposal template, duly completed, and a letter of commitment signed by the Director and the Secretary of the Ca’ Foscari Department hosting the researcher.

Applications will be evaluated in two stages: during the first stage a Committee appointed by the Rector will assess the development potential of the proposals; during the second stage external referees will evaluate selected proposals taking into account the project scientific excellence and the applicant's profile.

The shortlisted researchers who don’t hold a position at Ca’ Foscari, will be engaged on a short-term contract as Research Grant Holder (“assegnista di ricerca”) after passing positively an interview focused on the impact and sustainability of the proposal.

Applications will have to be submitted online exclusively in .pdf format, in English, no later than the deadlines specified. Each application will have to be submitted through the online process.

Last update: 18/04/2018