20 September 2018



(Partially Funded)


Post-doctoral Fellowships 2019

One hundred and forty (140) 12-month fellowships to promote original clinical and experimental research in leading Italian research institutionsUp to 25 grants will be reserved to medical doctors developing clinical research projects. Each fellowship provides a gross sum of € 28,500 (before tax).

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FUV aims at accelerating the transition toward Precision/Personalized Medicine and supports the highest quality research projects (whether fundamental, translational, or clinical) des igned to identify novel approaches to the PREVENTION, EARLY DETECTION and DIAGNOSIS, and TREATMENT of human diseases in the fields of ONCOLOGY, CARDIOVASCULAR diseases, NEUROSCIENCE and LIFE STYLE FOR DISEASE PREVENTION.

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Program Period

Depends on chosen fellowship

start on the 1st January 2019.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Experimental research. Italian and foreign researchers holding a scientific degree in Medicine, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology, Biostatistics, Computation Biology, Physics, Mathematics. Post-graduate qualification (i.e., specialization or PhD) in health-related fields is required. Selected candidates must carry out their research project in leading Italian institutions. 
  • Clinical researchItalian and foreign medical doctors. Candidates must hold a degree in Medicine and have clinical research experience and post-graduate qualification (i.e., specialization or PhD). Selected candidates must carry out their work in leading Italian Research-Hospitals and shall – based on their expertise – become members of specialized clinical teams, led by top-level referents. There are no fellowships available for research work outside of Italy.
  • Candidates must have officially obtained a PhD or specialization degree not later than 31st December 2018.
  • All candidates (except women with children, see below) must be under the age of 43 on 1st January 2019. If awarded, the candidate will be asked to confirm in writing that he/she meets these requirements.
  • Women with children are allowed to count one extra year per child. If awarded, the candidate will be asked to provide a “family certificate”.

For experimental research fellowships ONLY:

  • Candidates must have at least one original paper as first/co-first/last/co-corresponding author and at least one other article (original or review) in peer-reviewed international journals. “In press” articles are eligible publications but a DOI number if available and a proof of manuscript acceptance is mandatory, and must be separately sent at Submitted/under revision manuscripts, book chapters, and conference abstracts and proceedings are not considered eligible publications.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  •  Each fellowship provides a gross sum of € 28,500 (before tax).

How to Apply

First Step: To start application submission, please enter your name, surname, email address, fiscal code and your proposed type of research (experimental or clinical) HERE. You will then be directed to the correct application form.

Second Step: In the submission form, you will be asked to provide, in separate files, the following documents:

  • Candidate’s CV 
  • list of scientific peer-reviewed publications 
  • A short abstract of the proposed project
  • description of the proposed research project
  • Bibliography is NOT included in the 9000 characters of the project description and must be inserted in a separate field of the form with no space limits.
  • PI’s CV 
  • Research on animals must conform to regulations protecting animals used for research purposes. Animal protocol(s) must be authorized by the Italian Ministry of Health (D.Lgs.26/2014). 
  • Research on humans If the research plan includes research in humans, the approval of the local Ethics Committee or Institutional Review Board (IRB) is mandatory. 

Third Step: During the application process you will be also asked to upload the following documentation:

  • Two letters of recommendation not dated before 1st January 2017 (mandatory). One letter can be written by the hosting P.I.
  • A letter of acceptance by the hosting institute, signed by the legal representative of the institute (mandatory). 
  • A report on any previous projects undertaken with a grant from Fondazione Umberto Veronesi (if any) (max three pages)
  • Preliminary results of the project (if available) (max two pages).


  • All application materials must be written in English.
  • All files must be in PDF or Word format.
  • Each candidate is allowed to enter only one application. Candidates who enter more than one application will be excluded from the evaluation process.

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This Scholarship Published by:
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