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Alessio Figalli awarded with the Fields Medal

The International Mathematical Union (IMU) awarded with the Fields Medal the Italian mathematics professor Alessio Figalli. The Fields Medal is considered the “Nobel Prize of Maths”, the most pres [ ... ]


La diaspora dei ricercatori. «Più qualità, meno clientele. Noi all’estero per passione»

A seguito di un ampio sondaggio (condiviso anche da ISSNAF sui propri canali) che ha coinvolto piu' di 750 partecipanti in diversi paesi del mondo, Federico Fubini ha raccolto la voce dei ricercatori  [ ... ]


PhD scholarships at IMT Lucca

2018/19 PhD programs at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca Deadline for applications – August 3rd 2018, 12 pm CEST Applications are now being accepted for the 2018/19 PhD Programs at the IM [ ... ]


ISSNAF Awards for Young Investigators - Call for Applications 2018

ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages all Italian early-stage researchers currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their application and research abstract to compete for one  [ ... ]


LAVORO L’Italia si svuota: raddoppiano i laureati in fuga all’estero di Enrico Marro

LAVORO L’Italia si svuota: raddoppiano i laureati in fuga all’estero di Enrico Marro
Clicca qui per leggere il post originale Il nostro Paese spende circa il 4% del Pil (stime Ocse) per l’int [ ... ]


IN ITALIA IL PRIMO EXPO MEETING DEDICATO ALLE INNOVAZIONI PER LA LONGEVITÁ

Dal 21 al 23 Giugno i protagonisti della Silver Economyriuniti nel nostro Paese per l’Expo-Meeting Innov-Aging Per tre giorni le Marche saranno la capitale della Silver Age ospitando Istituzi [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]


Advocacy

ISSNAF institutional objective to advocate the improvement of scientific, scholarly, and entrepreneurial activity and organizations within Italy is actively pursued at many levels.

The ISSNAF network of Italian talent in North America is an immense resource for the Sistema Italia.

The Foundation facilitates the transfer of knowledge and experience collecting the input of its members and channeling it to Italian Institutions and organizations.

 
Foresight in Medicine Symposium

The Italian Embassy in Washington, DC will host a debate among experts aimed at identifying forthcoming medical research developments likely to impact on society in the next ten years. ISSNAF contibuted with a network consultation to identify key issues. December 13th, 2013

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ISSNAF Reviewers BIO-MED

All qualified investigators of any area of expertise residing outside of Italy are encouraged to register in the ISSNAF Roster of Reviewers for the Italian Ministry of Health Eur 135 Million Bando RicercaFinalizzata 2011-2012.

Circulate this message to all your colleagues of any nationality as long as NOT resident in Italy.

For more information about the selection of reviewers and the review process click here

For the Ministry of Health Bando RicercaFinalizzata 2011-12 click here

 
Innovitalia Platform

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“Innovitalia” is the new digital platform introduced at the Farnesina on October 4 2012 by Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi and the Minister of Education, Universities and Research, Francesco Profumo.

At the launch event participants included the Director of RAI Educational, Silvia Calandrelli; the President of Crowdengineering, Gioacchino La Vecchia; and, by video link, Mario Raviglione and Fabiola Gianotti from Geneva, Vito Campese, ISSNAF President from Los Angeles and Riccardo Lattanzi from New York.

For more information click here

 
Gli scienziati italiani nel mondo e la crescita del paese

A large ISSNAF delegation took part in the roundtable organized by MIUR and MAE in Rome on April 17, 2012.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi and Minister Francesco Profumo (MIUR) launched the idea of a new platform designed to exchange information on programs and opportunities, and make them available to institutions, universities, research centers and enterprises.

During the meeting Aspen Institute Italia presented a proposal to address brain drain entitled "Brain Drain, Brain Exchange and Brain Circulation" whose drafting coordinator is Riccardo Lattanzi, Chair of ISSNAF New York Chapter

 
MoH Grants Evaluation Committee

young investigators_with_BalduzziThe Evaluation Committee for the Call for Young Researchers 2010 completed its works on May 4, 2012. The program provides a fund of Eur30.6M for research projects in the clinical care and biomedical fields presented by under 40 investigators. The projects are evaluated according to the method of peer review. ISSNAF supported the Ministry during the review process.The Minister of Health, Professor Renato Balduzzi, met with the Committee on May 3rd.

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Italian ministry of health peer-to-peer review


Italian ministry of health peer-to-peer review Cernobbio, 7-8 Novembre 2011

For the first time an independent peer-to-peer review process guarantees transparency and objectiveness in the allocation of public grant-making.

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For the Text of the agreement click here

 

 
ISSNAF survey on Taxation and Visa issues in the US

In March 2013, an ISSNAF working group composed by renowned researchers presented H.E. Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero with a comprehensive set of recommendations to tackle issues related to taxation, visas and other bureaucratic aspects of the life of Italian researchers in the United States.

The document based its conclusion on a wide survey conducted on over 800 Italian researchers and will be a useful resource for the upcoming negotiations of the "Italy-USA Treaty on Scientific and Technological Cooperation".

To read the document click here

To read the answer of H.E. The Ambassador, click here

 
ANVUR REPORTS

Appunti per una storia dell’ANVUR (I)

ANVUR recently published the Programma Nazionale per la Ricerca 2014 – 2020 focused on the development of human capital, few key topics and innovation.

To read more click here.

ANVUR also published the first Report on the state of Italian Universities

To read more click here

 
Task Force Scienziati Italiani nel mondo

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Following the outcomes of the roundtable “Gli scienziati italiani nel mondo e la crescita del paese” held in Rome on April 17, 2012, ISSNAF contributed to the activation of the task force charged with addressing the following themes:

 

1) Networking as a tool to connect Italian researchers who live abroad and Italian institutions

2) Research and Production

3) Legal features of University and Reseach

4) Visas and residence permits

The working groups were established on May 10th, 2012 during a kick-off meeting where ISSNAF was represented by Vito Campese and Mario Strazzabosco. Feed-back from the work groups will be presented to MIUR and MAE by summer 2012.

 
ISSNAF proposal for research in Italy

logo bluOn May 7, 2012 an ISSNAF delegation introduced and discussed with Minister Profumo (MIUR) an detailed proposal of reform of research in Italy. The proposal, currently studied by MIUR, is sticulated in two separate documents:

Punti chiave per la Ricerca in Italia was developed by a work goup composed of Vito M Campese (University of Southers California), Roberto Celi (University of Maryland), Silvia Formenti (New York University), Roberto Peccei (UC Los Angeles), Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli (UC Berkeley), Mario Strazzabosco (Yale University)

Le proposte di Young-ISSNAF per investire sui giovani ricercatori in Italia: Meritocrazia, Mobilità, Managerialità addresses specifically issues relevant to young investigators and was compiled by a work group composed by Chiara Gabbi (University of Houston), Monica Longo (University of Texas, Houston), Daniel Minisini (Shell, Houston), Marco Pravetoni (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis), Ennio Tasciotti (The Methodist Institute, Houston)

 
Un ponte per la ricerca

Logo Universit_Milano-BicoccaISSNAF President, Prof Vito Campese, will chair the debate "Un Ponte per la ricerca"on February 28 at Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca.

For the program click here

 
Insieme per la ricerca

In collaborazione con Gruppo 2003

Milano, 21 settembre 2009 - Università Bocconi

Proposta per una nuova governance della ricerca

Programma dell’evento

Telegramma di Giorgio Napolitano

Intervista a Vito Campese

 


ISSNAF Annual Event 2018
"Longevity: the Impact of Research, Economics, AI and Robotics to live longer, Better Lives"

On ISSNAF’s 10th year anniversary the main focus of 2018 edition of the the annual event will be Longevity and the contribution that researchers, tech experts, innovators and corporations can give in order to live longer and better lives. The event will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October at the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C.

By 2025, 1.2 billion people will be 60 or older, then how can improvements in health care and disease prevention positively impact the quality of life of millions of individuals and what potential to create economic benefits can be reached? In its two panel the ISSNAF Annual Event 2018 will address the topic of Longevity from two different perspectives: the first panel will focus on the impact of Longevity in the world’s economy and society, while the second one will offer an opportunity to discuss the role of technologies in the field of Longevity.


ISSNAF Presentations
Claudio Pellegrini gave his presentation during the event "Fermi's Legacy: from La Sapienza to the Bay Area", organized by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter on May 5th, 2018. The event, hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, was organized for the first Italian Research in the World Day, a new initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to recognize the important work of Italian scientists and researchers in the world.
Pellegrini is a Distinguished Professor of Physics Emeritus at UCLA – University of California, Los Angeles. In 2015, President Barack Obama presented Pellegrini the Enrico Fermi Award, a one of the government’s oldest and most prestigious awards for scientific achievement.
In his presentation he shared his experience spanning over six decades of scientific accomplishments from the Physics department at La Sapienza in Rome to the national laboratories of the Bay Area, as well as his views on the impact his field has had on society at large.


 
Lina Gualtieri gave her presentation during the event "Fermi's Legacy: from La Sapienza to the Bay Area", organized by the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the ISSNAF Bay Area Chapter on May 5th, 2018. The meeting, hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, was organized for the first Italian Research In the World Day, a new initiative launched by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) to recognize the important work of Italian scientists and researchers in the world.
Galtieri headed a number of important projects at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory of the University of California, and contributed to important experiments at CERN, SLAC and Fermilab.
In her presentation she shared her experience spanning over six decades of scientific accomplishments from the Physics department at La Sapienza in Rome to the national laboratories of the Bay Area, as well as her views on the impact her field has had on society at large.

Young ISSNAF

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED APRIL 25, 2014.

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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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED APRIL 10, 2014.


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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