Programma reclutamento giovani ricercatori "Rita Levi Montalcini"

Selezione dei beneficiari. Una commissione ministeriale procede poi a valutare le candidature. In base ai risultati della valutazione, i vincitori vengono chiamati e l’Università indicata dal vinci [ ... ]

Call for Applications 2018- Fondazione Pisana per la Scienza

RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION The aim of this Call for Applications is to promote innovation in biomedical research by attracting talented researchers to join the Pisa scientific community. http://canad [ ... ]

Medico pratese vince borsa in USA per la ricerca contro il cancro

Luca Pasquini, giovane medico pratese, e' stato premiato dall' ISSNAF con una borsa che gli permetterà di proseguire i suoi studi sulla plasticità neuronale nel cancro cerebrale al Memorial Sloan Ke [ ... ]

Ricercatori: troppi cervelli in fuga, Italia tredicesima nella classifica dei più citati al mondo

La nostra nazione paga il solito prezzo: molti studiosi sono assoldati da atenei stranieri. L'Università di Bologna in testa con cinque citazioni. La rete scientifica di Milano a quota dieci di CORR [ ... ]

MEET THE AUTHORS Erri De Luca & Paolo Sassone-Corsi

The Director of the Italian Cultural Institute
cordially  invites you to
  Acclaimed Italian novelist Erri De Luca will present his latest book Diavoli Custodi (Feltrinelli, 2 [ ... ]

ISSNAF Board of Trustees: new board members

ISSNAF Board of Trustees: new board members The ISSNAF Board of Trustees welcomes four new Board Members* who represent some of the most innovative fields of technology and science. Their competence, [ ... ]

Call for Applications for the AICF 2018-19 International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Program

The American-Italian Cancer Foundation (AICF) is a US-based nonprofit organization that funds post-doctoral research fellowships for outstanding young Italian scientists who perform groundbreaking res [ ... ]

Interview to Joe Szustakowski, head of Bristol-Myers Squibb's translational bioinformatics team, speaker at the 2017 ISSNAF Annual Event

Joe, how would you define Bioinformatics and Translational Bioinformatics, your fields of work? Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary field that sits at the intersection of computer science, biology [ ... ]

Giuseppe Cataldo awarded the 2017 NASA Early Career Public Achievement Medal

Giuseppe Cataldo received the 2017 NASA Early Career Public Achievement Medal "for exceptional insight and tireless efforts to bring advanced mathematical methods to the correlation of thermal models  [ ... ]

Aspen Institute Italia Award – 2018

Aspen Institute Italia (www.aspeninstitute.it) established, in 2016, an annual award for 40,000 euros which honors a research contribution in the field of natural, theoretical, or applied sciences pro [ ... ]

By Alberto Di Mauro - Representative for Italy - ISSNAF

Alberto Di Mauro
This column wants to be a place where ideas, suggestions, advices meet;

a sharing ground of reflections from different points of view, aimed at stimulating and feeding the cultural and scientific stream between Italy and North America;

a key mission of ISSNAF since its origin.

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An Interview by Alberto Di Mauro

Giuseppe MazzottaRITA ROSSI COLWELL was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ISSNAF 2017 Annual Event in Washington DC (7 NOV 2017) in recognition of her outstanding career as one of the most influential and visionary scientists nowadays 

“interaction among scientists from all countries is important for science because it brings important new ideas and is culturally enriching in exchange of views concerning the environment, global health, and technological discovery.” RRC

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Giuseppe MazzottaGiuseppe Mazzotta was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ISSNAF 2016 Annual Event in Washington DC (17 OCT 2016) for his creative contribution to scientific development in the field of Humanities.

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Andrew J. ViterbiAndrew J. Viterbi

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Gabriele VillariniGABRIELE VILLARINI, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa.

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Marco FischellaP. Marco Fisichella
, MD, MBA, FACS - Associate Chief of Surgery Boston VA, Harvard Medical School

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  Federico Rosei
  Principal Investigator
  University of Quebec
  National Inst. of Scientific Research

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ballatoreOttavio Arancio
Associate Professor
Columbia University 

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ballatoreGiuseppe Narzisi
PhD Computer Science
New York University 

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ballatoreAlessia Baccarini
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Paola Campese Award Laureate Winner 

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ballatoreBruno Conti
The Scripps Research Institute

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ballatoreEmiliano Biasini
Research Instructor Boston University School of Medicine

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ballatoreItalo Tempera
Staff Scientist
The Wistar Institute Philadelphia

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ballatoreDamiano Rondelli
Prof. of Medicine Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program University of Illinois.

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ballatoreAndrea Giuffrida
Associate Professor,Department of Pharmacology University of Texas Health Science Center                       at San Antonio. 

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ballatoreCarlo Ballatore
Research Assistant Professor University of Pennsylvania. 

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natNatalina Quarto
Senior Scientist at the Department of Surgery, Stanford University. She is the first author of an important research published on PNAS. 

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porfiriMaurizio Porfiri
Associate Professor Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Polytechnic Institute of New York University, has been included in the “Brilliant 10” list of Popular Science in 2010.

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malfattiFrancesca Malfatti

Postdoctoral fellow in the Azam laboratory at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). IRPE Prize winner 2010 in marine ecology. 

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anversaPiero Anversa
In May 2011, Nature announced his discovery that the human lung stem cells are able to regenerate alveoli, bronchioles and blood vessels. In 2008, while studying the bone marrow cells, he discovered the presence of stem cells in the heart.


Pietro MusumeciPietro Musumeci
Pietro Musumeci received a degree in physics, summa cum laude, from the University of Rome "La Sapienza", in 1998; won the Award "Enrico Persico" Academia Nazionale dei Lincei at age 21, and received both a Master of Science in Physics (1999) and a PhD (2004) at UCLA.


Emanuela BarziEmanuela Barzi
Emanuela Barzi is an engineer and physicist working in the cutting-edge field of Superconductivity at Fermilab near Chicago.

Barzi grew up in Bruxelles (Belgium), received degrees at the University of Pisa, both in Engineering and Physics.


Laura PerinLaura Perin
Laura Perin is a young Italian scientist. Ten years after graduating from the University  of Padua, Laura has set up her lab at the Saban Research Institute Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, where she does important research with stem cells for the regeneration of the kidney.


Irene TinagliIrene Tinagli
Irene Tinagli is a PhD candidate at Carnegie Mellon University. She works with professor Richard Florida, who currently works at Rotman Business School and  is the author of the best seller "The rise of the Creative Class," widely known for his ideas on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and technological innovation.


Daniele StruppaFrom September 1st 2016, Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., has been appointed as the 13th President of Chapman University (Orange California).

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Emanuele FioreEmanuele Fiore Scientific Attache’ – Embassy of Italy in Ottawa

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Silvia Selleri
CHU Sainte-Justine,
Research Center University of Montreal Montreal
H3T 1C5, QC, Canada


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Giada Bianchi
First year clinical fellowship in Hematology-Oncology
Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Partners Program in Boston, MA 

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ballatoreMaurizio Pellegrino
PhD Department of Molecular & Cell biology
University of California 

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ballatoreLorenzo Giacani
Assistant Professor
University of Washington 

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ballatorePatrizia Casaccia
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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ballatoreMaurizio Scaltriti
Faculty Assistant and Lab Head
Massachusetts General Hospital

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ballatorePaolo Guarnieri
Associate Research Scientist Columbia University

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ballatoreGiuseppe Cataldo
Aerospace Engineer
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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ballatoreFilippo Mancia
Ph.D. Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University.

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ballatoreAlessandro Carrera
Italian Studies Graduate Director, World Cultures and Literatures Houston University. 

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silvestriDario Bonanomi
Research Associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, California. 


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farsiAlessandro Farsi
PhD student, Applied & Engineering Physics at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. He took part to an important research published on Nature. 

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daraioChiara Daraio
Professor of Aeronautics & Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology was selected as one of the Brilliant 10 by Popular Science Magazine (2010) and as an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (2010).

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Fabio PamolliFabio Pamolli
Director of IMT Institute For Advanced Studies, Lucca published an interesting article on Corriere della Sera about Italian university and research and about evaluation criteria.

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Cristiana RastelliniCristiana Rastellini
Cristiana Rastellini, MD, Professor at UTMB's Texas Transplant Center has been named one of the 10 most powerful mothers working in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by Working Mother's magazine


Dario MarchettiDario Marchetti
Dr. Dario Marchetti - Member of Scientific Advisory Board Professor, Departments of Pathology and Molecular and Cellular Biology; Director, Cell Search CTC Core Facility Baylor College of Medicine, BCM. Research Interests: The biology and mechanisms of brain metastasis in melanoma and breast cancers.


Gabriele BoccacciniGabriele Boccaccini
The coordinator of the newly founded Italian Scientists and Scholars in America Online Encyclopedia (ISSA) talks about this outstanding endeavor and its cultural value


Riccardo LattanziRiccardo Lattanzi
Riccardo Lattanzi is a research fellow at the Center for Biomedical Imaging of the New York University Langone Medical Center and also writes about science and university reform in “Tutto Scienze”, the weekly science supplement of the Italian newspaper “La Stampa”.


Valter LongoValter Longo
Valter Longo is an Associate Professor of Gerontology and Biological Sciences and the Hanson Chair of Biogerontology at the University of Southern California (USC).


Enrico Bombieri“Mathematics is the science of truth” Enrico Bombieri

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Antonio GiordanoAntonio Giordano

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Paola MutiP. PAOLA MUTI, MD, MSC, McMaster University


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Franco Berruti
Prof. of Chemical Engineering, Dpt. of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Director
Western University, London - Ontario

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Pier Lorenzo Puri
Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego 

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ballatorePiero Zappi
PhD Electronic Enginnering
System Energy Efficiency Lab 

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ballatoreRoberto Di Maio
Dept. Neurology
University of Pittsburgh 

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ballatoreFabiana Quagliarini
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Univerisity of Texas Medical Center

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ballatoreVincenza Cifarelli
Postdoctoral Associate Washington University

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ballatorePaola Massoli
Senior Scientist
Aerodyne Research

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ballatoreCarmen Bertoni
Assistant Professor of Neurology David Geffen School of Medicine

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ballatoreCarlo Ratti
Senseable City Lab Director Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

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ballatoreDomenico Palumberi
Post-Doc Research Associate Columbia University. 

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silvestriGuido Silvestri
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. Chair of the Division of Microbiology & Immunology at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center. 

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fumagalliMichele Fumagalli
graduate student at the University of California, is one of the astronomers who found pristine clouds of the primordial gas that formed in the first few minutes after the Big Bang.

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2011-10-03Alessia Pallaoro
Postdoctoral fellow at UCSB's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry published an article about a new technology for the identification of cancerous prostate cells in bodily fluids.

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Marisa RobertoMarisa Roberto
Associate Professor in the Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders at the Scripps Research Institute she received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Obama.

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Cristina AlberiniCristina Alberini
Professor Neuroscience, Structural and Chemical Biology, Psychiatry. After training in biology and immunology, I have now focused my interest on how the brain changes in response to external and internal stimuli.


Marisa RobertoMarisa Roberto
Marisa Roberto is an associate professor at the Scripps Research Institute and a member of the Scripps Research Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders, Pearson Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research, and the Harold L. Dorris Neurological Research Institute.


Marco TedescoMarco Tedesco
Marco Tedesco is an assistant Professor at the City College of New York, City University of New York (CUNY), as well as a research scientist affiliated with the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, managed by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., and the University of Maryland at Baltimore County.


Stefano SoattoStefano Soatto
How many forks in the road can possibly separate a scientist from her or his inner calling? Nobody really knows, but for Stefano Soatto, currently a Computer Science professor at UCLA, there were at least four major turning points before getting where he is now: the UCLA Vision Lab.


Chiara Gabbi / Stefania MondelloChiara Gabbi / Stefania Mondello
These two brilliant young researchers tell us about their personal experience and their motivation to activate Young ISSNAF – Young Investigators Network
Podcast coming soon coming soon


ISSNAF Annual Event
ISSNAF Annual Event
"Science & the New Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0"

was the focus of 2017 edition of the ISSNAF annual event, which took place on the 7th and 8th of November at the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Exponents from the world of science, business, and federal agencies of the United States exchanged views on the impact that artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, applied to productive processes, are having on science, on the academic world, and on our daily lives.


Young ISSNAFYoung ISSNAF is the “network-inside-the-network” of under-40 ISSNAF affiliates, Italian investigators and scholars of all areas of scientific and academic research.

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Success Stories

Young ISSNAFOur pride is to be able to help young Italian talents follow their dreams and have opportunities.

Here is where they share them.

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Samanta Cristoforetti in conversation Samanta Cristoforetti in conversation

  The Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies, University of Toronto proudly present Samanta Cristoforetti, Italian astronaut, European Space Agency in conversation with Canadian astronaut Roberta Bondar FUTURA Mission - 200 ...

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La Console Natalia Quintavalle consegna l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale alla Dott.ssa Silvia Formenti, una luminare nel campo della radioterapia La Console Natalia Quintavalle consegna l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale alla Dott.ssa Silvia Formenti, una luminare nel campo della radioterapia

      La Dott.ssa Silvia Formenti, membro del Board of Trustees di ISSNAF e presidente dell'Advisory Board di Medicina e Biologia, ha ricevuto il 2 giugno 2015, durante le celebrazioni delle Festa della Repubblica, l'onorificenza di Grande Ufficiale dalla Console Generale d'Italia ...

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ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter 2015 Meeting ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter 2015 Meeting

Saturday, March 7th, 2015 from 12:00 to 14:00pm Meeting Room: 2.95 The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email imaging@issnaf.org or call Lorenzo Mannelli at +1 (646) 226 5924

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ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting

Thursday , January 29th, 2015 early afternoonat the laboratories of Global Good-Intellectual Ventures the ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter Winter 2015 Meeting will take place. The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email seattle@iss...

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ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter Meeting ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter Meeting

Sunday, November 30th, 2014 from 12pm to 1:30pm Meeting Room: E271B The meeting, held in English, is open to Italians, Italian-Americans, and Italian sympathizers For more information email imaging@issnaf.org or call Lorenzo Mannelli at +1 (646) 226 5924

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ISSNAF - Fondazione Marche Internships 2014 ISSNAF - Fondazione Marche Internships 2014

 ISSNAF and Fondazione Marche are honored to announce the winners of the ECapital contest. The competition, aimed to encourage the creation of innovative business ideas, is a unique opportunity to transform creativity into business and is giving away for the winners 5 internship at "Mind the B...

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Meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin Meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin

  On Saturday, May 31th, 2014, a delegation of Italian researchers participated in a meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, and Sergio Pecorelli, Chancellor at the University of Brescia and President of the Italian Medicines Agency.

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM 2014 Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM 2014

On Saturday May the 25th, during the biannual meeting of the Societa' Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM), the Medical Imaging Science Chapter of ISSNAF organized a round table to discuss the experiences of Italian radiologists abroad.

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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti meets ISSNAF Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti meets ISSNAF

  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with ISSNAF President Vito Campese during a meeting with the Italian community hosted by Consul General Giuseppe Perrone on May 20, 2014. Mayor Garcetti was very supportive and showed interested in ISSNAF activities. 

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ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL MINDS an Italian contribution ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL MINDS an Italian contribution

Meeting organized by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and ISSNAF on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:30pm at the IIC, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024. RSVP to rsvp.iicla@esteri.it  

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM

  The ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter will hold a roundtable during the 2014 Meeting of the Societa’ Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM). The discussion will highlight different research experiences of Italian scientists in North America and promote future collaborations between medic...

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting

The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm. Guest speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a no...

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2014 ISSNAF Awards for the Humanities 2014 ISSNAF Awards for the Humanities

ISSNAF and LaFondazioneNY encourage all Italian researchers born after March 30, 1974 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their full applications.


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Internship Program ISSNAF-ASI 2014 Internship Program ISSNAF-ASI 2014

Thanks to the generous support of Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) ISSNAF is offering two summer internships in primary North American research facilities.


Read the call - Get Application form - Learn more about ASI.

ISSNAF Seminar @ NY Chapter ISSNAF Seminar @ NY Chapter

The first ISSNAF Seminar of 2014, "Italy 2020: Challenges and Opportunities of Growth", was organized by the New York Chapter on February 28th at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. Approximately 130 people gathered to listen to our amazing speakers and the event was truly a success.

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting

The 2014 Spring meeting will take place on Thursday, April 10th in the Auditorium of the Research and Training Building (300 9th Ave, 98104, Seattle) at Harborview Medical Center. We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Erica Tartaglione, Research Specialist at the VA Puget Sound Hospit...

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