Experienced Researcher - Re-Integration

 New Re-integration fellowship

This call is reserved to Researchers who have carried out secondary or advanced studies in Italy, have then worked in one of the third countries  for at least 3 years, and are now interested in returning to Italy to further their research interests. Purpose of reintegration is to encourage researchers who have worked abroad and have not gained employment in Europe to do so.

Projects proposed by Researchers to one of the Centres should pursue one or more of the following objectives:

  • Contribute to the growth of knowledge in a specific field of that Centre, or generate a new areas of interaction between Centres at FBK
  • Generate impact on the research system, by attracting interest and funding for scientific projects in cooperation with industry partners
  • Contribute to the transfer of knowledge from laboratory to industry 
  • Most important, contribute to the career development of Researchers through scientific cooperation, training, mobility, and diversity of experience

Each Project shall have an average length of 24 months (min 1 year, max 3 years). Extended industry stages may run beyond this timeframe and overall cost, should a professional relationship be created between researcher and industry.

FBK will be the host institution for all applicants, and will be responsible to provide appropriate infrastructural and administrative support, ensure fair admission process and effective project deployment to each Researcher. However, each Researcher is responsible for the scientific management of her or his project.  

Each Researcher will establish a Personal Career Development Plan comprising training requirements (including complementary or non-scientific skills) scientific goals, and any external activity such as obtaining research funding or carrying on industry stages.


Experienced researchers must, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of proposals or selection by the host organisation, depending on the action, either be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. [2010 Workprogramme-People, p.7]
Third Countries are countries which are neither EU Member States nor countries associated to FP7 (Associated countries).