Marco Vencato – Dr. phil. I

Deputy Director, since 2017


Marco Vencato has an operational role in the foundation’s activities. He coordinates selected support programmes for the foundation and, among other duties, is responsible for advising applicants, providing assistance for ongoing research projects as well as preparing project documentation for the board of trustees.

BREF und Scientainment


Prior to joining Gebert Rüf Stiftung in October 2016, Marco Vencato worked for the Swiss Science and Innovation Council, where he headed a number of major projects (“Encouraging Young Scholars”, “The Constellation of Actors in the ERI Sector” etc.) and conducted evaluations of national research bodies.

Within the framework of the foundation’s strategic grant-making cluster, he is primarily responsible for leading the “BREF – Brückenschläge mit Erfolg” and “Scientainment” programmes. The ongoing development of these support programmes and the launch of new areas of activity in consultation with the board of trustees likewise form part of his remit. He also advises university researchers considering submitting a project application, and provides assistance to foundation-funded project managers in the conduct of their research work.

Address and availability


You can reach Marco Vencato by telephone from Mondays to Wednesdays and Fridays.

Dr. Marco Vencato
Gebert Rüf Stiftung
Haus der Stiftungen
St. Alban-Vorstadt 5
CH 4052 Basel
Fon direct +41 (0)61 270 88 20
Fon mobile +41 (0)76 542 60 73
marco.notexisting@nodomain.comvencato@grstiftung.notexisting@nodomain.comch