Joint Projects with National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

Funding area: International

The RSE–CNR Joint Project scheme is designed to facilitate international collaboration between researchers based in Scotland and Italy who are working in Physical and Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences. A grant is provided to researchers to cover travel, subsistence and research expenses.

The collaboration should be based on a single project, with two teams or individuals based in Scotland and Italy. The collaboration should involve bilateral exchanges between Scotland and Italy (applications will only be considered for bilateral, not multilateral, projects).


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Fund deadline passed

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Fund value

Applications will be considered for funding of up to £6,000 per project, or £3,000 per year. A similar level of funding will be provided by the CNR to the Italy-based applicant.

Fund duration

2 years

Additional Information

The RSE and CNR invite applications from the following subject areas:

  • Climate Change
  • Agrifood
  • Digital Health and Care
  • Cultural Heritage

Please note, awards are granted for research in the advertised subject area(s) only.

Read the full Terms and Conditions here.

Joint Projects are intended for researchers of proven ability, employed by research institutes in Scotland and Italy.

  • The Project Leaders must be of at least postdoctoral status or equivalent;
  • Scottish based Leader and collaborators must be employed by a Scottish research institution;
  • Italian based Leader and collaborators must be a CNR researcher based in one of their institutes;
  • Visits must take place in both directions;
  • Joint Projects will last for two years only;
  • Applications will only be considered for bilateral (not multi-lateral) project;

There are no restrictions on the number of participants per team. PhD students may also be included on the team provided that the benefits to the project are made clear and that all funders are in agreement to their participation. Please note however that although PhD students can participate in the Joint Project, the RSE and CNR cannot fund their international activities (travel, subsistence etc.).

If you have any questions about the award, please contact [email protected].

In the meantime, it may be helpful to read the award Terms and Conditions