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M.I.U.R. - Ministry of Education, University and Research University and Research

Ministry of Education, Ministry of Education, University and Research University and Research - - M.I.U.R. M.I.U.R. “FUTURO IN RICERCA” “FUTURO IN RICERCA” PROGRAMME PROGRAMME “FUTURO IN RICERCA” “FUTURO IN RICERCA” PROGRAMME PROGRAMME Villa La Fonte- Fiesole 11 February 2009

What is “Futuro in Ricerca”? What is “Futuro in Ricerca”?   It is one of the It is one of the financial instruments financial instruments used by the Ministry to used by the Ministry to fund research projects. fund research projects.   The The call call is is part part of of the the activities activities financed financed from from the the Investment Investment Fund Fund of of Basic Basic Research Research (called (called FIRB) FIRB). .   The The FIRB FIRB – – “Futuro “Futuro in in Ricerca” Ricerca” budget budget amounts amounts to to 50 50MEuro MEuro. .

50 50MEuro MEuro. .   The The cost cost for for each each project project can can be be from from € € 300 300. .000 000, ,00 00 to to € € 2 2. .000 000. .000 000, ,00 00. .   It It is is possible possible to to submit submit projects projects in in different different areas areas of of research research provided provided within within the the basic basic research research. .   The The call call provides provides for for two two lines lines of of action action: : Line Line 1 1 - - Line Line 2 2. . In In both both of of the the lines lines and and for for each each project project the the number number of of research research units units is is calculated calculated from from 1 1 to to 3 3 (there (there is is no no limit limit to to the the number number of of participants participants in in each each research research unit) unit)

OBJECTIVES OF “FUTURO IN OBJECTIVES OF “FUTURO IN RICERCA” PROGRAMME RICERCA” PROGRAMME PURPOSES: PURPOSES:   To encourage To encourage the replacement of researchers’ the replacement of researchers’ generations. generations.   To give To give strong support strong support to emerging scientific to emerging scientific excellence within the universities and public research excellence within the universities and public research excellence within the universities and public research excellence within the universities and public research institutes wich are linked to the Ministry. institutes wich are linked to the Ministry.   To favour To favour “brain gain” and “reverse brain drain”. “brain gain” and “reverse brain drain”.   To improve To improve career opportunities and independence career opportunities and independence – – especially for young researchers. especially for young researchers.   To increase To increase competition, recognition and international competition, recognition and international visibility for excellent young researchers. visibility for excellent young researchers.

WHO CAN APPLY? WHO CAN APPLY? LINE OF ACTION N. 1 LINE OF ACTION N. 1 (Max age 32) (Max age 32) L Line is open to Italian and EU PhD ine is open to Italian and EU PhD (Principal Investigators) (Principal Investigators) Requirements: Requirements: Age Age: : Under Under 33 33 years years (P (P. .I I. . must must not not be be 33 33 years years old old on on 19 19 Age Age: : Under Under 33 33 years years (P (P. .I I. . must must not not be be 33 33 years years old old on on 19 19 December December 2008 2008 – – release release date date of of call) call); ; PhD PhD: : The The PhD PhD qualification qualification must must be be obtained obtained by by 27 27 February February 2009 2009; ; Employment status: : The The PhD PhD should should not not be be employed employed by by any any Italian Italian university university (public (public or or private) private) or or public public research research institutes institutes (PRI) (PRI) linked linked to to the the Ministry Ministry. .

LINE OF ACTION N. 1 LINE OF ACTION N. 1 (Max age 32) (Max age 32) CONTRACTS: CONTRACTS:   The The PhD PhD must must be be hosted hosted by, by, for for the the whole whole period period of of the the research, research, by by the the Italian Italian public public university university or or PRI PRI linked linked to to the the Ministry Ministry. . The The P P. .I I. . is is free free to to decide decide the the italian italian host host institution institution. .   It It is is necessary necessary ( (for for admission admission to to the the funding funding) ) that that Universities Universities (or (or PRI) PRI) stipulate stipulate contracts contracts lasting lasting at at least least three three years years with with the the PhD PhD.

. PRI) PRI) stipulate stipulate contracts contracts lasting lasting at at least least three three years years with with the the PhD PhD. . The The types types of of contracts contracts will will be be determined determined by by the the observance observance of of laws laws and and university university in in force force. .   The The commitment commitment of of the the legal legal representative representative of of the the institution, institution, and and the the work work assignment assignment to to the the Principal Principal Investigator, Investigator, must must be be enclosed enclosed to to the the proposal proposal (No (No formats formats are are available) available). .

LINE OF ACTION N. 1 LINE OF ACTION N. 1 (Max age 32) (Max age 32) CONTRACTS CONTRACTS   The The contract contract includes includes a a PhD’s PhD’s full full time time commitment commitment on on the the project project. . This This means means that that PhD PhD cannot cannot simultaneously simultaneously have have other other commitments commitments. .   The The cost cost of of contract contract must must be be at at least least equal equal to to 10 10% % of of total total cost cost of of project project. . The The full full cost cost of of the the contract contract (three (three years years or or more) more) of of the the PhD PhD is is covered covered by by the the FIRB FIRB – – Futuro Futuro in in Ricerca Ricerca – – Funding Funding.

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WHO CAN APPLY? WHO CAN APPLY? LINE OF ACTION N. 2 LINE OF ACTION N. 2 (Max age 38) (Max age 38) This line is open to junior researchers and university This line is open to junior researchers and university teachers teachers (Principal Investigators) (Principal Investigators) Requirements: Requirements: Age Age: : Under Under 39 39 years years (P (P. .I I. . must must not not be be 39 39 years years old old on on 19 19 December December 2008 2008 – – release release date date of of call) call); ; Qualification Qualification: : junior junior researchers researchers and and university university teachers teachers; ; Employment Employment status status: : the the PI PI must must be be employed employed by by Italian Italian Public Public University University or or public public research research institutes institutes (PRI) (PRI) linked linked to to the the Ministry Ministry. . Their Their contracts contracts with with Institutions Institutions must must be be permanent permanent. .

LINE OF ACTION N. 2 LINE OF ACTION N. 2 (Max age 38) (Max age 38) The The P P. .I I. . must must stipulate stipulate ( (for for admission admission to to the the funding funding) ) contracts contracts lasting lasting at at least least three three years years with with the the junior junior researchers researchers. . Contracts Contracts can can be be of of two two types types: : Contracts Contracts can can be be of of two two types types: :   Coordinated Coordinated and and permanent permanent collaboration collaboration contracts contracts. .   Project Project- -based based contracts contracts.

. With With the the e exception xception of of possible possible extensions extensions to to other other types types of of contract, contract, according according to to the the laws laws and and regulations regulations that that are are in in force force when when the the agreement agreement is is signed signed. .

LINE OF ACTION N. 2 LINE OF ACTION N. 2 (Max age 38) (Max age 38) CONTRACTS: CONTRACTS: Contracts must be stipulated with: Contracts must be stipulated with:  Graduates Graduates aged aged under under 32 32 years years; ;  Graduates Graduates with with at at least least three three- -year year  Graduates Graduates with with at at least least three three- -year year documented documented experience experience in in the the scientific scientific and and technological technological field field; ;  Recognized Recognized international international researchers researchers.

. The The contracts contracts must must provide provide for for a a period period of of not not less less than than six six months months. .

General aspects of submitted projects General aspects of submitted projects   Every Every research research project project can can provide provide for for a a number number of of research research units units between between 1 1 and and 3 3; ;   Each Each coordinator coordinator of of research research units units must must have have requirements requirements of of line line 1 1 or or line line 2 2 (age, (age, qualification, qualification, etc etc. .) ); ;   Mixed Mixed projects projects are are allowed allowed (for (for example example P P.

.I I. . can can belong belong to to   Mixed Mixed projects projects are are allowed allowed (for (for example example P P. .I I. . can can belong belong to to Line Line 1 1 and and research research unit unit – – 2 2 and and 3 3 - - can can belong belong to to Line Line 2 2 and and vice vice versa) versa); ;   Participating Participating in in more more than than one one proposal proposal is is not not allowed allowed; ;   Personnel Personnel belonging belonging to to different different institutions institutions may may participate participate as as staff staff in in the the research research unit unit (foreign (foreign researchers, researchers, employees employees of of private private institutions, institutions, etc) etc).

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HOW IS FUNDING STRUCTURED INTO? HOW IS FUNDING STRUCTURED INTO?   Ministry Ministry covers covers 70 70% % of of the the full full cost cost, , already already less less junior junior researchers researchers contracts contracts (Line (Line 1 1- -2 2) ) recognized recognized 100 100% % of of submitted submitted cost cost. .   Remaining Remaining 30 30% % of of the the total total project project can can be be covered covered through through the the salary salary of of employed employed staff staff - - that that represents represents the the commitment commitment person person- -months months represents represents the the commitment commitment person person- -months months charged charged by by host host institution institution (Line (Line 1 1) ) or or by by proposer proposer institution institution (Line (Line 2 2) ) – – or or cash cash. .

The The costs costs presented presented by by P P. .I I. . in in the the reporting reporting costs costs phase phase will will be be subject subject to to administrative administrative control control by by the the Miur Miur. .

PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATION OF PROCEDURE FOR EVALUATION OF PROJECTS PROJECTS   Each line provides for separate evaluation Each line provides for separate evaluation   To To evaluate evaluate projects projects an an experts’ experts’ committee committee is is provided provided (peer (peer review review evaluation) evaluation) EVALUATION CRITERIA: EVALUATION CRITERIA:   Relevance and/or originality Relevance and/or originality of the expected results, and of the expected results, and innovation degree innovation degree of the proposed methodologies. of the proposed methodologies.

  Scientific qualification Scientific qualification of researchers, university of researchers, university teachers, Phd. teachers, Phd.   Coherence Coherence with proposed research project. with proposed research project. MIUR MIUR has has provided provided for for interviews interviews with with applicants applicants. . The The procedures procedures for for admission admission to to the the interviews interviews will will be be defined defined as as soon soon as as possible possible by by FIRB FIRB committee committee. . Subsequently Subsequently Miur Miur will will make make procedures procedures available available on on its its website website. .

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE   Proposal must be submitted Proposal must be submitted before 27 February before 27 February 2009 2009 at 5 p.m. (Rome local time), electronically via at 5 p.m. (Rome local time), electronically via the website: the website: http://sitofirb.cineca.it. http://sitofirb.cineca.it.   Proposal must be Proposal must be printed printed, , signed signed and and sent sent within within   Proposal must be Proposal must be printed printed, , signed signed and and sent sent within within next 7 days to: next 7 days to: MIUR MIUR – – Direzione Generale della Ricerca Direzione Generale della Ricerca – – Ufficio Ufficio IV IV – – Piazza Kennedy, 20 00144 ROMA Piazza Kennedy, 20 00144 ROMA (by registered mail). (by registered mail).

RELEVANT LINKS RELEVANT LINKS   “Futuro in Ricerca Programme”: Home page “Futuro in Ricerca Programme”: Home page http://futuroinricerca.miur.it/ http://futuroinricerca.miur.it/   Elettronic Proposal Submission Service Elettronic Proposal Submission Service https://loginmiur.cineca.it/front.php/registrazione.html https://loginmiur.cineca.it/front.php/registrazione.html   Administrative information Administrative information futuroinricerca@miur.it futuroinricerca@miur.it   Technical information on the projects’ submission Technical information on the projects’ submission futuroinricerca@cineca.it futuroinricerca@cineca.it

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