Francesca Arcara

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Italian by birth and European by choice, I have more than 15 years of experience managing Research Grants and Projects within different Universities and Research Organizations, across Europe.
I have worked at the European Commission, at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in France, Orsay, and at different research institutes before arriving at BSC in 2012.
I have contributed in the submission and management of large research projects with more than 20 partners, as well as of individual fellowships and grants.  I am specialist in  coaching candidates for presenting ERC grants.
My education background as well as my working experience provide me with insight and knowledge of the research policies in Europe, sound experience of the administrative structure and rules of European Commission, specifically the DG Research and Connect, and of the national research systems of France and Spain. In the past I've offered training in English, in French, Spanish and in Italian on the functioning of the Europan Framework Programmes for Research. My most recent interests focus on the evaluation and impact of science and research organizations.
I speak English, French, Italian, German and Spanish, sometimes altogether.
In a prior life I published on Nature :-) 
  • "Youthful spirit", Nature Physics 3, 287 (2007) doi:10.1038/nphys613


-  Laurea in Lettere, Universita di Pisa. 

- Diploma Scuola di Specializzazione in Classical Archaeology (third cycle education Degree)



 I am currently in charge of the management of the following projects, here at BSC

- STARS, MSC COFUND post-doctoral programme

- Severo Ochoa Award and project

- ERC CoG Fragment and SuPerCom

I am supervising the Documentation unit, within the Research Support Area.


 PRINCE2 - Project Management certificate




 I offered seminars on the functioning of VI and VII EU Framework programme to students of the Master Pro of University Sorbonne Nouvelle, in 2005 and 2006 academic courses.