Post-doctoral Fellowship: ‘Global at Venice – Research and Training for Global Challenges’ Cofund Fellowship Programme 2021 (Deadline 30th June 2021)

The first call for the “Global at Venice – Research and Training for Global Challenges” Cofund Fellowship Programme is now open.

The programme, funded through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme, gives 15 talented researchers from all over the world the opportunity to undertake their research and training activity at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The programme is supported by the University’s corporate partners, including research centres, non-academic networks of spin-offs, and small and medium enterprises, where Fellows will have the opportunity to complete secondments, bridging the gap between academic and applied research, and between research and market.

The first call for proposals will award a maximum of 8 Fellowships each lasting 24 months.

Applicants are requested to submit their research proposal in one of the six interdisciplinary Research for Global Challenges Institutes (RGCI) that will support them with their individual research and training needs: 

  • Research Institute for Complexity (Science of complex economic, human and natural systems)
  • Research Institute for Digital and Cultural Heritage (Creative arts, cultural heritage and digital humanities)
  • Research Institute for Social Innovation (Public governance, welfare and social innovation)
  • Research Institute for International Studies (Cross cultural and area studies)
  • Research Institute for Green and Blue Growth (Environmental technology and green economy)
  • Research Institute for Innovation Management (Economics and management of innovation and entrepreneurship)

Applicants are required to choose a potential supervisor whose role is to integrate the research within the Research for Global Challenge Institute.

Research Fellows of any nationality on the date of the deadline (5 pm CET 30 June 2021) must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Be in possession of a PhD degree awarded not later than 8 years prior to this call deadline.
  • Have at least one major publication without their PhD supervisor (either accepted, in press or published) at the time of deadline.
  • Have not resided or carried out their main activity in Italy for longer than 12 months during the 3 years prior to the call deadline, in compliance with the MSCA mobility rule.

Deadline for applications is 30th June 2021. To apply, visit the Institute for Global Challenges site.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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