YOUNG ISSNAF PROGRAMS

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Young ISSNAF is all about supporting ISSNAF members in the early career stage as well as Italian students and recent graduates with programs specifically tailored to their needs.

Programs for Early Career Members

Programs for Students

  • The Young ISSNAF Mentoring Program for Students offers career guidance to students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs at academic institutions in Italy and North America as well as to recent graduates. Mentees must be interested in study or work opportunities in North America, such as to further their studies, obtain an internship, or pursue a career at an academic or research institution.

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

 

YOUNG ISSNAF MENTORING PROGRAM

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The Young ISSNAF Mentoring Program addresses the needs of

1. ISSNAF members in the early career stage

2. Italian students and recent graduates who are interested in pursuing study or work opportunities in North America
 

This program is unique in its ability to match mentors and mentees with a common cultural identity and professional background and provide a rewarding experience for both.

Learn about the Young ISSNAF Mentoring Program Success Stories.

Become a Young ISSNAF Mentor 

If you have an established career in North America, you can help make this program successful by signing up to be a Young ISSNAF Mentor.
 

This is a worthwhile opportunity for you to give back and have a significant impact on the career of a talented Italian. You might even gain helpful contacts for your own career, group, or research program!

2023 Mentoring Program for Early Career ISSNAF Members

This program focuses on career development and supports ISSNAF members at an early career stage in achieving their professional goals. Mentees are matched with experienced mentors in the ISSNAF community with the same cultural and professional background.

Mentees are mentored for a period of one year and interact with their Mentor at least once every two months, or as agreed upon with their mentor.

Requirements

To be considered, the applicant is required to:

1. Be an ISSNAF Member;

2. Pursue a career in North America;

3. Have earned their highest degree or completed the medical/veterinary residency in 2013 or later.

2023 Timeline

· Call for Applications is closed on October 31, 2022

· Applicants are notified of the outcome by December 19, 2022

· Mentoring starts on Jan 1, 2023

How to apply
Simply submit the Early Career Mentee Application with your curriculum.

Contact
For information, email young.issnaf@issnaf.org


2023 Mentoring Program for Students

This program offers career guidance to students enrolled in graduate or undergraduate programs at academic institutions in Italy and North America, as well as to recent graduates. Mentees must be interested in study or work opportunities in North America, such as furthering their studies, obtaining an internship, or pursuing a career at an academic or research institution.

Mentors are ISSNAF members.
 

Mentees are mentored for a period of one year and interact with their Mentor at least once every two months, or as agreed upon with their mentor.
 

This program does not provide internships or work opportunities.
 

Requirements

To be considered, the applicant is required to:

1. Hold an Italian passport;

2. Be a graduate or undergraduate student or have graduated at an institution in Italy or North America in 2022.


2023 Timeline

· Call for Applications is closed on October 31, 2022

· Applicants are notified of the outcome by December 19, 2022

· Mentoring starts on Jan 1, 2023

How to apply
Simply submit the Student Mentee Application with your curriculum. A letter of reference is also required.


Contact
For information, email young.issnaf@issnaf.org

 

 
 
 
YOUNG ISSNAF FELLOWSHIPS
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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.

 

 

Notable Young ISSNAF 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 INTERNSHIPS

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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 Young ISSNAF Mentoring Program for Students 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

YOUNG ISSNAF

SUCCESS STORIES

MENTORING

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INTERNSHIPS

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YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

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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

Young ISSNAF Lectures present a variety of useful topics, from cultural integration to grant writing.