Funding research

Why support research

Industries and institutions which collaborate with the University have access to concessions, incentives and tax deductions addressed to favouring collaboration between public and private. In this respect, of particular interest,  are the concessions at a national level.

The company or funding institution is usually summoned to stipulate an agreement with the University and its research structures (University Departments and Centres), in which they endeavour to fund the agreed sum for the duration of the collaboration. 

University of Bergamo also recognizes the importance of a close collaboration with the local social fabric and promotes the creation of joint laboratories in association with public authorities, industries and institutions as innovation catalysts and know-how contamination for the territory. 

Funding scholarships and research grants

Private companies and public bodies may fund scholarships and research grants, tools available to recent graduates and young scholars working in the field of research. The topics are normally restricted to the specific requirements of the grant funding body, awarded through a public call for applications. 

Funding of PhD scholarships

A funding body interested in supporting research may establish the research topic in agreement with the University to be awarded to the holder of the doctoral scholarship, designating a field expert as member of the selection board.  

The annual sum of the PhD scholarships is equal to a gross sum of € 15.343,28 with social security expenses charged to the student. Full tax deductibility is provided for the supplier of the funds transferred to the University for the funding. The Board of Directors deliberated to set € 60.000 as the minimum flat rate for funding the three-year PhD scholarship.

Innovative PhDs

University of Bergamo promotes doctoral training in collaboration with public authorities and private companies which may fund and co-fund PhD scholarships for brilliant researchers. Such training, typically lasting three years, allows the training of specialized figures with a knowledge and methodology in line with the university context but with a marked aptitude for problem solving typical of a business context. 

Joint Laboratories

The Joint Laboratory is a model of cooperation between the University and public or private subjects based on the sharing of know-how and research facilities and innovation, with full respect and compatible with the institutional duties of the participants. 

Among the main activities of a Joint-Laboratory we find: 

  • Collaborative and frontier research

  • Research enhancement and Communication of knowledge 

  • Activation of mobility schemes and dissertations

  • Development of industrial and demonstrative applications

  • Support to policymaking and active participation in the strategic planning tables

  • Continuous training programmes 

  • Joint participation to projects and public calls for research and innovation funding