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Young ISSNAF is targeted to our youngest members and affiliates. It supports early-career Italian researchers in North America (currently in the USA and Canada) as well as graduate students in Italy looking to spend time at an institution in North America by offering valuable programs and training experiences.

ISSNAF promotes the bi-directional exchange of students and professionals by cultivating partnerships  with institutions in Italy and North America with synergistic goals.

Read more about current opportunities and practical tips in our resources section.

YOUNG ISSNAF PROGRAMS

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Young ISSNAF supports early career Italian researchers in North America as well as graduate students in Italy in all disciplines by offering valuable programs and training experiences related to working in North America.

 

Programs for Early Career Researchers in North America

  • The YI Mentoring Program connects early career researchers in North America with senior mentors working in the same field within the ISSNAF network to help them achieve their professional goals

  • The YI Fellowships offer outstanding early-career Italian researchers and technologists in Italy the opportunity to work at a research organization in North America


Programs for Graduate Students in Italy

  • The YI Advising Program offers career guidance to students enrolled in the Laurea Magistrale and PhD programs in Italy who are interested in applying for an internship or pursuing a career in academia or at a research institution in North America.  Advisors are ISSNAF members working in academia and research institutions in North America

  • The YI Internships give outstanding graduate students in Italy the opportunity to spend a training period at a North-American organization

 

YOUNG ISSNAF MENTORING PROGRAM

Mentoring Program 

The Young ISSNAF Mentoring Program helps early-career Italian researchers living in North America to pursue their professional growth by connecting them with experienced mentors within the ISSNAF network who share the same cultural background. Mentorship continues for a period of one year. 

ISSNAF opens two Calls for Applications per year, in July and December. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. within the previous ten years.

YI Mentoring Program Success Stories

 

Become a Mentor 

The YI Mentoring Program has been a rewarding experience for both mentors and mentees.

To become a YI Mentor, contact youngissnaf@issnaf.org

 
LIST OF YOUNG ISSNAF MENTORS
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Umberto
Berardi

Assistant Professor

Ryerson University

 

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YOUNG ISSNAF FELLOWSHIPS

Fellowships

ISSNAF supports the professional growth of outstanding early career researchers in Italy. 

 

ISSNAF coordinates with Italian and North-American institutions to set up and manage research fellowships.  Selected researchers will spend one or more years at a research institution in North America.  These experiences benefit both visiting researchers and hosting institutions, professionally and culturally.

These fellowships are named after their generous sponsors.

 

YI Fellowships Success Stories

 

Former YI Fellowships

  • Premio Fulvio Bracco: two-year Fellowship at a Bracco Research Center in USA

  • Fondazione Marche: ten two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Biology at major North-American universities

 
YOUNG ISSNAF ADVISING PROGRAM
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Advising Program 

The Advising Program supports Italian graduate students in Italy interested in furthering their studies, pursuing a career in academia or at a research institution in North America, or applying for an internship in North America.  

Selected applicants are paired with ISSNAF YI Advisors and receive guidance for a period of one year.

ISSNAF opens one Call for Applications for the Career Advising Program per year in September. Applicants are required to be Italian and enrolled, or have graduated within the previous year, in a Laurea Magistrale program or a Ph.D. program at an Italian university.

Become a Young ISSNAF Advisor 

The YI Career Advising Program has been a rewarding experience for both mentors and mentees.

To become a YI Advisor, contact youngissnaf@issnaf.org

 
LIST OF YOUNG ISSNAF ADVISORS
JOSIE
LANE

Art Director

Baldry Institute of Technology

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YOUNG ISSNAF INTERNSHIPS

ISSNAF facilitates training and study opportunities for Italian graduate students in partnership with Italian and North American institutions.

Interested students can also apply to the Advising Program to better understand the best path ahead.

Notable Examples

  • Consiglio Nazionale degli Ingegneri (National Council of Engineers, CNI)

    • Over 30 Internships for early career Italian engineers at major research facilities

  • Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)

    • 9-week summer internships in North-American aerospace research facilities

  • Thales Alenia Space

    • Space Science Fellowship

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SUCCESS STORIES

MENTORING

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FELLOWSHIPS

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ADVISING

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INTERNSHIPS

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RESOURCES
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Resources provide information about current job openings in research fields, as well as tips to help newcomers to North America navigate their new environment.

 

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YOUNG ISSNAF
LECTURES

YI Lectures are presentations given by senior ISSNAF members on a variety of useful topics, from cultural integration to grant writing.