Young Investigator Training Program 2018 – Call for applications

09/01/2018 - 19:30 to 25/01/2018 - 16:00

Young Investigator Training Program 2018 - Policy Evaluation and Young Investigators: Building a Network of Excellence Throughout the World.

CRENoS is part of the CERUP network and one of the Italian institutions that will host the awarded researchers.

Thanks to a financial contribution received from Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Spa (ACRI), full funding is available for 9 researcher positions (3.000 Euro for researchers from European institutions and 4.000 Euro for those from non-European institutions) for:

  • participating to the international conference CERUP 2018 “Challenges in Evaluating Regional and Urban Policy”, that will take place in Rome from 8 to 9 March 2018.
  • spending a one-month period as visiting scientist in one of the leading Italian departments that agreed to participate to network (see the list in Annex 1 in the call).

The objective of these programs is to promote scientific research and collaboration among internationally-recognized research institutions and to encourage the mobility of young scientists. In particular, scholarships are designed to support the participation of young researchers, working in research centres abroad, to internationally-recognized research seminars and conferences organized by Italian research institutions. The ultimate purpose is to enable young researchers to establish and consolidate relationships with Italian Research Centres, with the aim of developing common research projects.

Who can apply?
Young researchers whose study focus on regional and urban sciences and methodologies applied to the impact evaluation of public policies, aged up to 40 years and affiliated to foreign institutions are invited to submit an application for research projects to be carried out in Italian research centres. The successful candidates will be hosted for a period of at least one month by one of the Italian Institutions in CERUP network list.

How to apply?
Eligible candidates are required to apply by submitting the following documents:
1. Application Form
2. Curriculum vitae et studiorum;
3. Indication of two Research Centre from CERUP hosting institutions (annex 1);
4. The research proposal for the intended period as a Visiting Scholar;
5. List of publications;
6. A scanned copy of the passport, reporting personal details, i.e. photo and date of birth;
7. A reference letter (not mandatory);
8. A full paper or an abstract of poster presentation to be presented at CERUP 2018 conference.

Submission has to be sent to:, with deadline at 10:00 pm GMT, January 22nd 2018
(please make sure you state on the application your preferred hosting institution, e.g. CRENoS).

For more information see the attached files or visit the CERUP2018 website: