Regional opportunities

Emilia-Romagna Region

The Emilia-Romagna Region selects and finances with the resources of the European Social Fund (ESF) Operational Program  projects carried out jointly by universities, research institutions and local businesses that promote the construction and transfer of knowledge and skills.

The intervention measures include research doctorates, first and second level university masters and specialization courses, postgraduate second level and/or postdoctoral research grants aimed at applied research projects or research spin-offs.

Doctoral students and researchers can access doctoral scholarships, research grants and training allowances for participation in post-graduate higher education courses by monitoring the sections on the websites of each University in the Emilia-Romagna region. For more information:

National opportunities

Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR)

The MIUR website dedicated to calls for research provides all the information relating to calls for doctorate, technologist, and research grants, fixed-term researchers communicated by universities, institutions and public research and experimentation entities. Within the site it is possible to search by university. For more information:

Within the MIUR portal dedicated to international research it is also possible to view the various opportunities for research on the basis of international agreements between Italy and other countries. For more information:

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE)

Every year the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides doctoral scholarships for foreign citizens who intend to do research in Italy. For more information:

International opportunities

Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA)

The Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions are part of Horizon 2020, the European Union Framework Program dedicated to research and innovation, which finances projects for training and mobility of researchers.

In particular, they aim to ensure excellent training and innovative research, and interesting career and knowledge exchange opportunities through cross-border cooperation and intersectoral mobility of researchers from European Union countries and countries associated with the Program. For more information:

European Research Council (ERC)

The European Research Council is the European Union body that finances researchers of excellence of any age and nationality who intend to carry out frontier research activities in EU Member States or associated countries.

The objective is therefore to support high-risk research projects, conducted by researchers with major international curricula. Researchers can present project ideas, without predefined topics, in any field of science: the evaluation will be based only on scientific excellence. For more information:

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