Fellowships  Global@Venice

Boost your research career!

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.

Global at Venice



Notice - Second call

The ranking list of project proposals over threshold has been published on the relevant page.

Programme info session

For details on the call, watch the online presentation of the G@V programme, recorded on 29 June 2022, followed by a Q&A session.

The aim

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 Ca' Foscari Research Hub 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.

G@V at glance

HR Excellence in research

The programme will offer research fellows:

  • Interdisciplinary research options thanks to the cross-departmental and multi-disciplinary Research Institutes for global challenges
  • Excellent scientific research training paths with excellent supervision arrangements
  • Connection to innovation ecosystem
  • Building of an outstanding postdoc opportunity with international networking and transferable skills 
  • Foster research career with additional opportunities within Ca’ Foscari and its network 
  • Transparent international and merit-based evaluation and selection 
  • HRS4R fully implemented guaranteeing the quality of the working conditions for the Researchers.
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The programme is jointly funded by the European Union (Grant Agreement no. 945361) through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme and Next Generation EU.


Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) supervises the scientific management of the G@V Programme and conducts the interviews.
It is made up of 12 experts of which: 6 internal experts and 6 external experts selected among Ca' Foscari's international and strategic partners and the G@V Cofund Programme’s Partner Organisations. It is chaired by Ca' Foscari’s Vice-Rector for Research.

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Maria Del Valle Ojeda Calvo

Chair, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Vladimir Baulin

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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Lorenzo Calvelli

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Stefano Campostrini

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Cristina Cavinato

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Achille Giacometti

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Sean Hand

Warwick University

Chiara Masiero

Statwolf Data Science

Jaroslov Mysiak

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Charlotte Roueché

King's College London

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Francesca Tarocco

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Arianna Traviglia


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Massimo Warglien

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

International Review Panels are in charge of evaluating application proposals that passed the eligibilitycheck. Each proposal will be evaluated by 3 international review experts. 

A call for experts will be launched to update and increase the profiles collected in the database of international experts used at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Experts in the academic and non-academic fields of any nationality will be welcome to express their interest and participate in the extraordinary call for experts. Candidate experts with the most suitable profile bringing together resources and knowledge in the different six areas of research of the Research Hub for Global Challenges will be selected to evaluate the fellows’ project proposals received.

An Ethics Committee was set up at Ca’ Foscari in October 2016 with advisory functions, research, investigation, promotion and dissemination in ethics.

As part of the application form, you will be requested to fill in an ethics table. Proposals raising ethics concerns will be flagged at any stage of the evaluation process. The Ca’ Foscari Ethics Committee will be asked to examine proposals that passed the Scientific Proposal Evaluation and present ethical issues. If in the proposal some aspects relating to ethics are incomplete, clarification may be sought.

Furthermore, proposals that pose issues linked to the handling of research and sensible data during and after the implementation of the project will be sent to the Data Monitoring Board of Ca’ Foscari. This board has advisory functions for research projects in which privacy issues arise in the computerized management of sensitive data or that adhere to the "open access to research data" pilot action of the European Horizon 2020 program.

The Redress Committee considers and reviews requests of redress following the result of each stage of the selection process.
This committee is made up of the Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board, the Director of the International Research Area of Ca' Foscari, the G@V Project Manager. Staff members from Ca' Foscari's Legal Office will be involved, if necessary.

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Maria Del Valle Ojeda Calvo

Chair, Ca' Foscari University of Venice

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Laura Fagarazzi

Head of the International Research Office

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Sara Venerus

G@V Project Manager 

Management team

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Dario Pellizzon

Research Area Manager

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Laura Fagarazzi

Head of the International Research Office

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Sara Venerus

G@V Project Manager