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AI*IA Incoming Mobility Grants 2016

Call for research visits

Deadline for applications: 10 June 2016

To favour mobility of young researchers the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence (AI*IA) issues the Association Incoming Mobility Grants for 2015.

Applications are solicited for funding a research visit of a PhD student enrolled at a foreign University to an Italian institution.

Students will be funded by AI*IA which will cover their travel costs and living expenses (up to 2000 euro).

The funding will be provided as a reimbursement for the expenses incurred in the visit. After the visit, the awarded person should send the Association the receipts of her/his costs for which she/he would like to be refunded.

The central aim of these extended visits is to build a research bridge between researchers and to create a solid basis for long term collaborations. Moreover, the visit has to lead to a submission of an article on a joint research topics to the Intelligenza Artificiale journal.

Eligibility for the visiting student is to be enrolled full-time in a PhD programme at a foreign University. Funding is available for 2 students. The visit start should be between the 1st July 2016 and the 30th of June 2017.

Deadline for applications: 10 June 2016

Notification of grants: 22 June 2016

The information required in the application are:

  1. name of the foreign PhD student who will be hosted;
  2. name and address of the foreign Lab/Department and University;
  3. name of the Italian researcher of the hosting institution. The Italian researcher must be a member of the Association for 2016. If she/he is not a member for 2016 she/he must register before applying.
  4. a short (max 2 pages) resume/CV of the foreign student;
  5. a short (max 2 pages) resume/CV of the Italian host;
  6. a short (max 2 pages) description of the research that will be carried out during the visit
  7. a budget of the foreseen expenses
  8. a declaration of the Italian host indicating that the hosting institution is willing to provide office space and access to lab facilities to conduct the research
  9. expected visit dates

The application must be sent by email to

The applications will be examined by a committee composed by members of the AI*IA Board of Directors.