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National Funding Opportunities

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MUR (Italian Ministry for University and Research)

Other ministries

Research Programmes of National Interest (PRIN)

Every year the Ministry of Education, University and Research co-finances research programmes of national interest (PRIN), through the publication of a call for applications. On the Ministry website, both the call for tenders and the information relating to the projects and procedures still in place concerning previous calls are available In this page teachers and researchers can find the documents and the indications for the presentation and the reporting of the projects. Read more (Italian website)

Base Research Investment Fund (FIRB)

Useful information

  • Criteria and procedures for the awarding of financial resources from the Base Research Investment Fund – D.M. 26 march 2004 (revoking D.M. 8 March 2001) (link to the Ministry website)
  • New Guidelines applicable to contracts approved after 26 March 2004 (pdf)

Scientific Independence of Young Researchers Programme (SIR)

The SIR programme (Scientific Independence of Young Researchers) is intended to support young researchers in the start-up phase of their own independent research activity.

The program consists in the financing of research projects carried out by independent research groups of high scientific quality, under the scientific coordination of a Principal Investigator (PI), Italian or foreign, resident in Italy or coming from abroad, who has obtained the research doctorate (or specialization of medical area, in the absence of a doctorate) no later than six years before.


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