Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation
July 15, 2017
The purpose of the Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation is to support the research of promising young scientists, to contribute to the creation of new areas of research in the biological sciences in Italy, and to strengthen and develop collaborative relationships between Italian scientists and those at Harvard Medical School in Boston (HMS).
The Career Development Award consists of three-to-five years of funding allocated to an independent investigator at a host institute in Italy. The program is aimed at young and talented scientists, to enable them to contribute significantly to their areas of research. Funding will become available July 1, 2018.
- be young, emerging basic scientists with demonstrated productivity and the ability to function as an independent investigator. Previous experience working with or at HMS is desirable but not an essential requirement.
- have a minimum of three years of postdoctoral research experience in basic biological sciences (including at least two years abroad) and be no more than 10 years from having received a PhD. The calculation of the three and 10 years is made by comparing the date the degree was conferred to the CDA application deadline (i.e. July 15, 2017), so this year the degree should have been received no earlier than July 15, 2007, and not later than July 15, 2014. Please note that the actual elapsed time since the award of the first PhD considered for eligibility can be reduced in the following properly documented circumstances. For maternity, the actual elapsed time since the award of the first PhD will be considered reduced by 18 months for each child born during PhD study or after the PhD award. For paternity, the actual elapsed time since the award of the first PhD will be considered reduced by the documented amount of paternity leave actually taken for each child born during PhD study or after the PhD award. For long-term illness, clinical training or national service the actual elapsed time since the award of the first PhD will be considered reduced by the documented amount of leave actually taken by the applicant for each incident which occurred after the PhD award.
- be researchers outside of Italy who wish to become part of the community of researchers in Italy. Applicants must be working outside of Italy, not only at the time of application, but also when the award is made and accepted.
- have an agreement for development of a novel research area in a suitable host institution in Italy. Preferably, this is at an institution other than where the candidate has done doctoral study, post-doctoral research or held a job.
- not have a pre-existing contract, independent of this grant, with a prospective host institute in Italy. Applications from candidates who have already been offered an appointment at an Italian host institute will not be considered.
- As part of the preliminary discussion with a host institute, an offer of a tenure-track position is desirable.
- A candidate who is nominated for a Giovanni Armenise-Harvard Foundation Career Development Award may not hold this award concurrently with another grant designed to assist in establishing the scientist at a host institute in Italy and to pursue the same line of research. Exceptions to this will be made only under exceptional circumstances, which must be communicated promptly to the Armenise-Harvard Foundation for consideration. Co-funding from the host institution, on the other hand, would be positively considered.
$ 200,000 per year.
The funds may cover the costs related to compensation of the researcher (commensurate with the position occupied at the host institution), salaries of the other members involved in the indicated research project, and equipment/infrastructure.
Link to Full RFP: