Careers +

Careers + is Ca’ Foscari’s strategy aiming at enhancing the quality of research, attracting new talents and consolidating scientific excellence in our University, as stated in the Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

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.

Attracting new talents

Scouting excellence and hiring high-profile – especially young - researchers is one of Ca’ Foscari’s main commitments, pursued through the Brain Gain Program. 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 grantees – can be included in Ca’ Foscari’s team.
Incoming mobility of international excellent researchers is promoted as well through the funding of visiting fellowships and by supporting applications within the Rita Levi Montalcini Programme.

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.

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, coming from 40 countries.

Moreover, the Research for Global Challenges initiative strengthens our commitment, promoting an interdisciplinary approach to research with an international scope.

Top host institution 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, and it entered the top 10 in Europe in 2017. 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 Fellows at Ca' Foscari have also the possibility to constantly share their experiences with their peers in a strong community like the Marie Curie Alumni Venice Local Organisation.

Ca’ Foscari’s effort to sustain the career development of the researchers goes even beyond, and includes effective measures to make sure that Marie Curie Fellows achieve a competitive and mature position in the academic sector.

There is life after the Marie Curie Fellowship

  • 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.
  • Researchers who have been awarded a three-year Global Fellowship may be offered a tenure-track position within three years after the end of the fellowship.

Some of our Marie Curie Fellows’ success stories

Valentina Bonifacio

She obtained the MSCA Fellowship in 2013 with a project called ArchFact: Building an archive of conflicting memories. A history of Carlos Casado's tannin factory in Paraguay (1889-2001). She was then the first in Italy to obtain a tenure-track position thanks to the MSCA fellowship, at Ca’ Foscari University Venice - Department of Humanities.

Matteo Bertelè

He was granted in 2017 a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship thanks to the project GYSIART - "A cultural history of comparative art practices and receptions in Cold War Europe (1945-1991)”. During the project he obtained a tenure-track position at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage.

Teodoro Katinis

He was awarded a Marie Curie in 2014 with the project SPURS - Sperone Speroni (1500-1588) and the Rebirth of Sophistry in the Italian Renaissance. During the fellowship he obtained a permanent position in Italian Literature at Ghent University, Belgium.

Enrica De Cian

She is Associate professor in Environmental Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) since December 2017 and ERC Starting grantee with the project ENERGYA – Energy use for Adaptation. In 2012 she was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship at Boston University, US and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Italy.

Giulia Fiorani

In 2013 she was awarded at ICIQ, Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain, with a Marie Curie Fellowship for the project RENOVACARB: Novel applications of renewable based molecules for the preparation of cyclic carbonates and polycabonates. She has currently a tenure-track position as researcher at the Department of Molecular Sciences and Nanosystems, Ca’ Foscari University.

Toshio Miyake

He was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2011 with the project BETWATE: Beyond “the West” and “the East”: Occidentalism, Orientalism and self-Orientalism in Italy-Japan Relations. He is currently Associate Professor at Ca’ Foscari University, in the Department of Asian and North African Studies.

Last update: 06/11/2018