Internationalisation Days

23 February

10,00 am - 01,00 pm. Aula Massa. Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione, Riccardo Massa, IV piano, Edificio Agorà (ex U6)

Opening: Cristina Palmieri (Head of the Department of Human Sciences for Education "Riccardo Massa").

Making research in (post) pandemic era: challenges & creative adjustments. Keynote Speech: Adrianna Nizinska (PhD), University of Gothenburg and Ashraf Kagee (PhD), Stellenbosh University.

Chair: Guido Veronese.

24 February

10,00 am - 01,00 pm. Aula Seminari. Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione, Riccardo Massa, IV piano, Edificio Agorà (ex U6)

Research and European Grants: Horizon, ERC and Erasmus+. DISUF "success stories". Ilaria Grazzani, Alice Bellagamba, Valeria Cavioni, Giulia Pastori and the DISUF Grant Office.

Chair: Stefano Malatesta

25 February

03,00-05,00 pm. Aula Massa. Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la Formazione, Riccardo Massa, IV piano, Edificio Agorà (ex U6)

Award Cerimony DISUF Internationalisation Prizes (PhD and Research Fellow)

06,00 pm, Closing – Social Event: Panta Rei (Via Caldirola 5).

How to partecipate

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The closing event, for accessibility reasons, is limited to 35 participants.

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In line with the objectives of the Inter-Commission for Internationalisation and with the DISUF Programme Document 2021-23, the award aims at enhancing the internationalisation of researches carried out by resear4ch fellows and PhD students belonging to the Department of Human Sciences for Education "Riccardo Massa". The award is one of the initiatives of the "Internationalisation Days" promoted by the Department.

Motivation for the award

Implementing international researches is one of the strategic objectives of our University.  Early-career scholars (PhD students and research fellows) often cope with extra challenges to improve the visibility to their research within their scientific community. Therefore, the Inter-Commission for Internationalisation promotes, within the framework of the "Internationalisation Days", an award for PhD students and research fellows.

The action aims to encourage the international dimension of their research projects. The prizes linked to that award will support the presentation of the research in international contexts (publications, participation in conferences).

How to apply

The award is open exclusively to PhD students and research fellows belonging to the Department of Human Sciences for Education "Riccardo Massa". Applicants should produce a concept note of no more than 10000 characters structured as follows:

  • Foreword and background
  • Research question
  • Methods
  • Research implementation plan
  • Expected results
  • International follow-up of the research

Concept notes should be sent in pdf format by 25 January 2022 (17.00 CET) to

Applicants can choose whether to submit the concept note in Italian or English, justifying their choice.

In addition, applicants must attach a draft of a working plan (maximum one page) illustrating the use of the award by indicating:

  • Timing
  • Type of expenditure. Eligible expenses are: publications in open access journals, international conference fees, expenses related to presentations at international symposia or seminars.

Award structure

The concept notes will be evaluated by the Organising Committee - Jury based on the following criteria:

  • Clarity, rigour and coherence of the research framework - max.25 points
  • Originality and innovation - max. 25 points
  • Relevance to current topics for the scientific community - max. 25 points
  • Potential spin-offs and transferability - max. 15 points
  • International outlook (breadth of literature, collaborations, periods abroad) - max 10 points

Organizing Committee - Jury

The Jury is composed by Cristina Palmieri, Francesca Antonacci, Alice Bellagamba, Claudia Bonsi, Edoardo Datteri, Stefano Malatesta, Giulia Pastori, Guido Veronese.

Results and awarding
  • The work of the Organising Committee - Jury will end on 15 February 2022.
  • Two separate rankings will be drawn up: 1. PhD students and 2. research fellows.
  • The final rankings will be announced on the last day of the Internationalisation Days.
  • A certificate of merit will be awarded to the top three in the two rankings.
  • Each list will indicate a winner who will receive a prize of €1000.00 to be used mandatorily  before the end of the research contract or doctoral period
  • In the event of a tie, the youngest candidates will be awarded the prize.
  • In the event of renouncement of the prize or expiry of the time limit for its use, the Jury will award the prize to the second (or possibly third) placed in the ranking.

2022 Edition

Gallery of awards - 2022 edition

PhD Students

  • Camilla Carabini (Internationalisation Award)
  • Valeria Cotza
  • Lucia Carriera

PostDoc Fellows

  • Federica Cavazzoni (Internationalisation Award)
  • Elisa Farina
  • Chiara Carla Montà 

Giornate dell'Internazionalizzazione DISUF - Cerimonia di premiazione edizione 2022

2022 edition award ceremony