The 2017 Career Development Award Call for Applications is in progress

The call for the 2017 Career Development Award of the Giovanni Armenise Harvard Foundation is now closed.  Applications are available online.

The program is designed to foster the development of outstanding, early-career scientists currently working abroad so that they may fulfill their potential and make significant contributions to their field of research in Italy. The Award provides $200,000 per year, for 3-5 years, to young scientists to establish their own lab at a host institute in which they can conduct independent research in the biological sciences. The funds cover the salaries of the awardee and of the other researchers in the lab, as well as the lab’s technical equipment.

The 2017 deadline for the application was 15 July 2017 (11:59 pm EDT)

To date, the Armenise-Harvard Foundation has supported 22 young scientists who have established labs in Milan (EIO, IFOM/FIRC, Istituto San Raffaele, University of Milan, CNR), Rome (La Sapienza; EBRI), Padua (VIMM), Trento (CIBIO, University of Trento), Palermo (University of Palermo), Trieste (SISSA), Pavia (University of Pavia), and Novara (University of Eastern Piedmont). Fields covered include: neuroscience, plant biology, biochemistry, immunology, cancer biology, proteomics and genetics, synthetic biology, and stem cells.

The Career Development Awardees are now well-established group leaders – in tenure track or permanent positions – guiding over ninety researchers between them in their groups.

Since their arrival in Italy, the Armenise-Harvard Career Development Awardees have produced more than 300 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals with a high average citation per paper. They have an average h-index of 19 (it ranges from 10 to 37).

In addition, they have raised a total of more than €38 M in additional grants, including four prestigious European Research Council grants and one of only two Howard Hughes Medical Institute International Early Career Scientist Awards granted to Italian scientists in 2012.

All information, as well as the application instructions and application form, can be found in the “How to apply” section of this website. If more information is needed, please contact

Elisabetta Vitali
Director of Italian Programs – The Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation
Telephone: +1 617 432 6258

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