Call for Research Proposals

The 2019 grants for research projects have been awarded to:

Principal Investigator: Maria Bigoni (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)
Project title: “Monetary Networks
Team members: Gabriele Camera (Chapman University) and Edoardo Galo (University of Cambridge)

Principal Investigator: Giulia Caprini (European University Institute)
Project title: “What Drives Prosocial Outcomes? A Field Experiment on Registrations as Organ Donors
Team members: individual research

Principal Investigator: Pierluigi Conzo (Università degli Studi di Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Project title: “Political Interaction and Influence through Social Media
Team members: Andrea Gallice (Università degli Studi di Torino), Juan S. Morales (Università degli Studi di Torino and Collegio Carlo Alberto), Margaret Samahita (University College Dublin) and Laura K. Taylor (University College Dublin)

Principal Investigator: Margherita Fort (Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna)
Project title: “Gender Differences in STEM: Can Teaching Girls to Code Close the Gaps?
Team members: Michela Carlana (Harvard University)

Principal Investigator: Anna Cecilia Rosso (Università degli Studi di Milano - La Statale)
Project title: “The Italian Diaspora
Team members: individual research

For transparency, the details of the original call for papers are reported below

EIEF funds research projects in economics and finance to foster high-quality and policy-relevant research in Italy.

Project content and characteristics
Projects can be in any field of economics and finance, provided they are:
- highly innovative and able to advance the understanding of economic behaviour, systems or policies;
- potentially able to yield at least one paper publishable in a top academic journal;
- carried out by an individual researcher based in an Italian institution or a team of researchers whose principal investigator satisfies the same criterion.

Preference will be given to projects whose principal investigator is under the age of 40 and whose research team does not include people who have obtained EIEF grants in the past 5 years.

Neither EIEF Faculty members nor other researchers under contract with EIEF are allowed to participate in this call.

Project duration and funding
- the duration of each project is 1 year from the official communication of the award; the funds for each project are up to EUR 10,000; 50% of the grant is paid upon approval, 50% upon completion and submission of the final project to the EIEF Grants Committee.

Research proposal must be written in English. To apply fill in the online form, and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 13, 2020. Each proposal must contain:
- clear motivation and description of the research question and strategy;
- timeline of the project;
- financial plan, clearly identifying the financial needs;
- allocation of tasks among the participants (if there is more than one);
- a brief CV of each participant in the project.

A committee appointed by EIEF will select up to 4 projects. The main criterion for selection is the quality of the project, together with an assessment of its feasibility by the proponent team.

The committee decisions will be made available on EIEF’s web page.

Intellectual property rights will be transferred to EIEF upon acceptance of the grant.

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