Research Awards




On 9th March, during the conference CERUP 2018, Professor Guido Pellegrini announced the candidates who won funding for the Young Investigator Training Programme financed by ACRI. The photo above shows the group of 9 young researchers who will carry out research in Italy at one of the centres of the Cerup network.

Following the list of the awarded candidates, sorted by name.

Ascani Andrea - Utrecht University, Olanda, hosted by Università degli Studi Bicocca, Milano

Brachert Matthias - Halle institute for economic research, Germania, hosted by CAST, Università di Bologna

Cerqua Augusto- University of Westminster, UK, hosted by Sapienza, DISSE

Di Cataldo Marco – London School of Economics, UK, hosted by GSSI

Gerritse Michiel - Erasmus University Rotterdam, Olanda, hosted by Politecnico di Milano

Mellace Giovanni - University of Southern Denmark, hosted by DISCIPOL, Università Rome Tre

Öner Özge - Jonkoping University, Svezia, hosted by IRPET, Firenze

Reggiani Tommaso - Masaryk University, University of Brno, Czech Republic, hosted by Università di Pisa

Sayago Gomez Juan Tomas - Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia, hosted by DISCIPOL, Università Rome Tre

Awarded candidates have to spend a one-month visiting period in their assigned hosting istitutions for receiving the research award.


The Department of Social Sciences and Economics of Sapienza University of Rome

and the Department of Political Science, University Roma Tre

with the contribution of


(Deadline for application: 22 JANUARY 2018)

Thanks to a financial contribution received from Associazione di Fondazioni e Casse di Risparmio Spa (ACRI), funding is available for 9 researcher positions, 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 (mandatory).

• spending a one-month period as visiting scientist in one of the leading Italian departments that agreed to participate to network.

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 centre 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 (born from 1 January 1978) 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; (click to download)

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 (not mandatory).

Submission has to be sent to:, with deadline at 10:00 pm GMT, January 22nd 2018.

For further information contact :


CERUP 2018 network

Hosting institution and reference person

Sapienza, Università di Roma : Guido Pellegrini (

Università Roma Tre: Marusca De Castris (

Politecnico di Milano: Roberta Capello (

Gran Sasso Science Institute: Alessandra Faggian (

Università di Palermo: Maria Francesca Cracolici (

Università di Bologna: Cristina Bernini (

Università di Firenze: Marco Bellandi (

Università di Pisa: Davide Fiaschi (

IRPET : Patrizia Lattarulo (

CRENoS e Università di Cagliari: Emanuela Marrocu (

Università degli Studi di Milano, Bicocca: Laura Resmini (

Università Politecnica delle Marche: Donato Iacobucci (

Università della Calabria: Rosanna Nisticò (