Visiting Scholar Fellowships at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
As part of its internationalization initiatives, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice is launching a Call for Applicants for Visiting Scholar Fellowships (individual mobility grants). This Visiting Scholar program will provide funding to 13 researchers (7 Senior researchers and 6 Junior researchers) with established research experience. The candidates chosen for the fellowships will be invited to carry out two activities:
- to collaborate on research activities with the appropriate department(s) of Ca' Foscari University of Venice within one of the thematic areas;
- to contribute to the appropriate departments’ academic activities (seminars) held in English.
Eligible applicants are researchers affiliated with foreign universities.
Experience in leading research groups and conducting/coordinating international projects and a proven aptitude for obtaining research funding will be highly valued. Candidates must be fluent in English (both written and spoken). Although knowledge of the Italian language would be considered a practical advantage, it is not required.
There are two categories of candidate:
- Senior researcher (Advanced Fellowship)
Researchers of any nationality with at least 10 years of post-doctoral experience. These candidates apply for a Visiting Scholar fellowship lasting 2 months.
- Junior researcher (Young Talent Fellowship)
Researchers of any nationality with 2–12 years of post-doctoral experience. These candidates apply for a Visiting Scholar fellowship lasting 3 months.
The total budget allocated to the Visiting Scholar fellowships by Ca’ Foscari is €156,000.00, which will cover the Individual Mobility Contribution of the 13 Visiting Scholars. Each grant will be worth up to a maximum of €12,000.00 (gross – corporate cost, for each Visiting Scholar).
Applications must be presented using the form which must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org together with the following documentation:
- CV of the candidate, including a list of the most important publications/monographs published within the last years, and/or a list of the candidate’s activities as a guest speaker at international conferences (in English);
- Motivation letter (in English);
- A copy of a valid identity document (either a European identity card or a passport).
Each university department will propose a selection committee that will then be officially approved and appointed by the Rector. Each departmental committee will evaluate candidates on the basis of their curriculum vitae and motivation letter. In the event that two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority will be given to candidates coming from universities with which Ca’ Foscari has a cooperation agreement. Successful candidates will receive a formal email from the competent department outlining the procedure for accepting or declining the offer of the Visiting Scholar fellowship.
Once the Visiting Scholars have terminated their fellowships, they will be asked to prepare a detailed report of the activities they carried out. The appropriate departments will then send these reports to the Office of Human Resources and the Research Office.
Successful candidates must sign a contract/assignment letter which will provide for the reimbursement of expenses (flat or actual) associated with travel, subsistence and accommodation costs up to a maximum of €12,000.00 (before taxation) for the whole period of two months (for senior researchers) or three months (for junior researchers). The amount paid to Visiting Scholars will be taxed in accordance with Italian law. Visiting Scholars from outside the European Union must obtain a visa before they arrive in Italy. Visiting Scholars will be also invited to sign an “Affiliation Form” required by the university’s regulations regarding Visiting Professors and Visiting Scholars. The Affiliation Form does not substitute the contract signed with Ca’ Foscari. Any additional activities associated with a Visiting Scholar fellowship must be authorized by the departments to which the Visiting Scholars have been assigned. Ca’ Foscari will not be responsible for any additional expenses. Each department hosting a Visiting Scholar must guarantee access to its facilities, internal data system and campus buildings for the entire duration of the scholar’s stay. Visiting Scholars will receive their reimbursement at the end of their contract.
Concerning the Use of Personal Data All personal information communicated by a candidate within his or her application will be treated with confidentiality and used only for the purposes associated with their assessment as a candidate for a Visiting Scholar fellowship. Ca’ Foscari is under obligation to respect Italian and EU legislation governing the protection of personal data. The only purpose of data collection during the application process is to gather the information necessary for candidates’ evaluation during the selection process.
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