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Additional funding opportunities

Research projects can be also funded by different private and public entities. Please find below some currently available funding opportunities:


The Call for post-doc fellowships funded by  Research Fund it is now open.

Young high qualified researchers are invited to submit their candidature to Sapienza. Applications must be submitted by the research institution to which the candidate’s host laboratory belongs, and where the post-doctoral work is to be carried out. No individual applications will be considered Research projects supported by the Fund can fall within the scope a very large range of disciplines, which include the following . Life risks, Socio-economic risks, Environmental risks. Awarded projects can last for 1 to 2 years and funding amounts to 250 K€.

Selection criteria: 

  • Academic excellence of the candidate;
  • International exposure of the candidate 
  • Relevance of the Host laboratory for the research project 
  • Innovative nature and originality of the project 
  • Feasibility of the project (management, organization, budget).
  • Ability to transmit his/her work and popularize his/her research. 

Internal procedure: 

Candidates must apply to Sapienza University  as first step. Therefore, the university will select only one project and will send it to AXA. Candidates must send the following documents to the contact person: Benedetta Cassani.  

  • Application form (mod.A)
  • Abstract of research project (including bibliography, max 3 pages) 
  • CV (Europass )
  • List of publications
  • Brief description of the host laboratory/ department (1pg max) , stressing the innovative and international aspects of the structure;
  • Name of supervisor of the host institution.

Applications will be evaluated by a technical Commission indicated by the Rector of Sapienza, according to the criteria mentioned above. The preselected candidate will be consequently contacted by AXA to submit the application following the procedures specified in the guidelines.  




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