The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza - PNRR) is part of the Next Generation EU (NGEU) programme, namely the intervention package that the European Union adopted in response to the pandemic crisis.
The Plan is based on three strategic axes shared at European level: digitisation and innovation, ecological transition, and social inclusion.
The Plan has six missions:
Mission 1 "Digitisation, Innovation, Competitiveness, Culture"
Mission 2 “Green Revolution and Ecological Transition”
Mission 3 “Infrastructure for Sustainable Mobility”
Mission 4 “Education and Research”
Mission 5 “Inclusion and Cohesion”
Mission 6 “Health”
Italia domani is the official website of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The portal explains the contents and describes the implementation process of the PNRR.
Within mission 4 "Education and Research" the second intervention Area "From Research to Business" aims at assisting researchers in skills development, particularly in the field of digital technologies and in the ecological transition.
Available Calls: public notice n. 247/2022.
The Ministry of University and Research (MUR) is funding the awarding, by the fourth quarter of 2022, of at least 300 research grants to young researchers who are European Research Council (ERC) grant winners, MSCA grant winners, and "Seal of excellence" recipients.
The funding is part of the implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), Mission 4 "Education and Research" - Component 2 "From research to enterprise", Investment 1.2 "Funding of projects submitted by young researchers" and in line with the Operational Arrangements signed between the European Commission and the Ministry of Economy and Finance on 22 December 2021.
1. European Research Council (ERC) starting grant winners
Principal Investigators having obtained an ERC starting grant under the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe framework programs, whose grant is still active on 25 October 2022 and who have chosen foreign Host Institutions as their headquarters.
The Principal Investigator must submit the application in English exclusively electronically via the GEA platform starting from 22 September 2022 at 12.00 pm (Rome Time) and strictly no later than 25 October 2022 at 12.00 pm (Rome time).
The University of Florence is willing to accept applicants belonging to one of the following ERC domains:
2. Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) grant winners
Grantees of MSCA individual fellowships under the Horizon 2020 framework programs and Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowships under the Horizon Europe framework programs and whose project was completed no more than 48 months before 23 August 2022.
Applicants interested in choosing the University of Florence as Host Institution are required to send the following documentation (in English) by 16 October 2022, exclusively via email at the progettidiricerca(AT)unifi.it :
3. Seal of excellence recipients
Researchers who have obtained a “Seal of excellence” by participating in Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global postdoctoral fellowships, as part of the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe framework programs.
Young researchers who have received notification of the achievement of the “Seal of excellence" in the 48 months prior to the date of publication of the Notice (23 August 2022) are eligible for funding.
Applicants interested in choosing the University of Florence as Host Institution are required to send the following documentation (in English) by 16 October 2022, exclusively via email at progettidiricerca(AT)unifi.it: