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The first Guido Berlucchi Foundation young researchers Mobility Programme 2017 aims to support oncologic research by facilitating young researchers training, competence acquisition and development, dissemination activities and knowledge transfer in the field of experimental and translational research .

Applications can be submitted from 1st March 2017 until 4th May 2017 at 12:00am (Central European Time).

In the present call, the Guido Berlucchi Foundation will support a maximum of four mobility grants.

The Guido Berlucchi Foundation Young Researchers Mobility Programme is open to PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree, including medical school speciality) students and fellows awarded their first PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) up to 2 years prior to the ending date of the call for proposal.

Applicants, of any nationality, must be 35 years old or younger by the time of the application deadline.

PhD students must be registered to a PhD Programme and implementing their PhD thesis in an Italian public or private Organisation.

The already PhD awarded fellows must work in an Italian public or private Organisation.

Only inter-country mobilities are allowed. Inter-sectorial/disciplinary mobilities are recommended.

The project to be implemented during the mobility should be related to one or more priority areas identified by the Technical Scientific Committee of the Guido Berlucchi Foundation.

Priority areas:

  • molecular biology
  • cell biology 
  • innovative cellular models
  • OMICS approaches
  • pre-clinical research  
  • clinical trial
  • development of an experimental part of a research project
  • use of facilities/instruments not available at the sending organisation
  • acquisition of a new technique/skills development
  • development of clinical research activities as part of a research project
  • development of a translational research activity as part of a research project
  • grant/paper writing
  • preparation of materials for dissemination/communication activities.

The mobility period must range from a  minimum of one month to a maximum of seven months.

Mobilities can begin five months after the deadline of the call and must be completed within the next twelve months (from 1st November 2017 to 31st October 2018).

During the mobility period, the successful Applicant will continue to perceive his/her fellowship/grant/salary by his/her Sending Organisation.

The  Guido Berlucchi Foundation mobility grant supports travel costs and living allowance.

The maximum total grant allowed is 7.000 euro per mobility.

Applicants should submit their Application by email to fondazioneberlucchi@libero.it before the deadline.

In order to be considered eligible, Applications must be composed of:
- Application Form, duly filled in all its parts;
- Applicant’s CV, preferably in Europass format;
- Sending Organisation’s endorsement letter, signed by both the sending supervisor and chief Administrator, attesting that the applicant is employed/registered by the Sending Organisation during the mobility period;
- Hosting Organisation’s acceptance letter  signed by both the hosting supervisor and the legal representative, indicating the Hosting Organisation’s willingness to accept the Applicant, if successful and to cover the eventual laboratory costs and bench fees.