Research support


In order to identify and respond to funding calls through research projects, Politecnico provides professors and researchers with consolidated tools and expertise covering the entire project life cycle.

The promotion and support of research funding is carried out through a wide range of services aimed at ensuring a high level of performance in taking part in European, national and regional funding programs.

Information and training

  • Researchers can benefit from a service of monitoring of the main funding programmes and identification of specific calls for proposals corresponding to their areas of interest.
  • A weekly newsletter offers dedicated information and communicates funding opportunities arising from calls and events.
  • ​​​​​​​Coordination and support is offered  for applying to PoliTO funding
  • Useful documents on participation rules, policies and cross-cutting issues are available on the PoliTO Intranet.
  • Infodays, brokerage events are organised on major funding programmes and workshops on project writing and management, as well as on other transferable skills useful for the career development of researchers.

During the proposal stage

  • Analysis of the requirements, rules for participation and budget in calls for proposals.
  • Identification of specific policies and initiatives mentioned in the calls for proposals.
  • Partner search service.
  • A dedicated team support in writing the non-scientific sections of proposals.
  • Revision of the project proposal.
  • Targeted actions for proposals under the European Commission's Framework Programme for Research and Innovation through the initiatives ERC@Polito, MSCA@Polito and Collaborative Projects.
  • Support in negotiating and contracting with financing institutions.

During the management stage

  • Administrative support is offered to departments for the management of European, national and regional projects.
  • Coordination of strategic projects and multidisciplinary initiatives is planned.
  • Support and coordination is guaranteed for internal and external audits.

Who to contact

    Head of Division - Valentina Romano

    Office for Digital Transition grants - Head of office Maria Crea

    Office for Ecological Transition grants - Head of office Silvia Infusino

    Ilenia Bertorello - Contact point for the Brussels Hub of Politecnico di Torino

    Head of Division - Chiara Biglia

    Individual Grants for Research Careers Unit - Head of office Maria Onorato 

    Head of University Cross-topics Programmes Division - Francesca Nardilli

    Strategic Cross-topics Programmes Unit - Head of office Marco Del Favero

    Innovation and Education Cross-topics Projects Unit - Head of office Maria Pallara

    Head of Departmental Funded Research Project Division - Daniela Brunengo

    Interdepartemental Projects Coordination Unit - Head of office Petar Gasic

    • Petar Gasic - office manager, contact person for Extended Partnerships FAIR, MICS, NEST, RESTART, RETURN e SERICS
    • Luisa Ballari - project manager Extended Partnership FAIR spoke 7 and Extended Partnership SERICS spoke 5
    • Silvia Gilli - project manager Extended Partnership MICS spoke 5-7-8 and support transversal activities Extended Partnership RESTART
    • Arianna Ragonesi - project manager Extended Partnership NEST spoke 3, Extended Partnership MICS spoke 2 and support transversal activities Extended Partnership RETURN
    • Francesca Spinazzola - monitoring administrative and financial progress National Champions and Extended Partnerships

    Departmental Projects Management Support Unit - Head of office Bianca Buttiglione