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Grants for study and research for the year 2023

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation supports and encourages study and research activities carried out by Italian and foreign researchers, teachers, experts, personalities and cultural operators in Italy and abroad.

The main aim of the grant is to encourage the development of strategic partnerships, cultural and scientific projects between foreign and Italian institutions in the medium and long term.

Who is eligible?

The following can apply for a grant:

How to apply for the grant?

Candidates can apply for the grant, drawn up according to the relevant forms and complete with the required documentation, by writing to our Consulate: .

Applications will be assessed by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation according to the following criteria:

  • Resumé of the applicant;
  • Medium and long-term impact of the mobility in terms of development of cultural or scientific projects and partnerships between Italian and foreign institutions;
  • Prestige of the cultural institutions involved;
  • Principle of equal rotation among the beneficiaries;
  • Compliance of the activities with the geographical and thematic priorities identified by the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy;
  • Cultural cooperation program in force between Italy and the country involved.

Information and deadlines

The grant application forms are downloadable by clicking on the hyperlinks above. Activities are due to end no later than 14 November 2023. Furthermore, candidates have to send the documentation to the competent offices by the same deadline.


The payment of the grant will take place after completion of the mobility upon lodgement of the necessary documentation.

Italian beneficiaries will receive the amount of the grant directly from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while foreign beneficiaries will receive the contribution through the Consulate.