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The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) instituted the “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” in the year 2018 to recognize an Italian eminent scientist who, in performing his/her research abroad, has made a remarkable contribution to the advancement of science and technology, thus improving Italy’s S&T relations with foreign countries and with International Organizations.

The award will be assigned during the Italian Scientific Attachés Conference in Italy to be held in Rome in 2019. All fields of science and technology are included under this award. The award consists of an engraved medal and a certificate of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.


· The “Italian Bilateral Scientific Cooperation Award” is granted to Italian scientists who have given an outstanding contribution in the field of science and technology and in the field of the advancement of scientific cooperation, through their activity in one of the following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Jordan, Great Britain, India, Israel, Lithuania, Mexico, The Netherlands, Republic of Korea, the Republic of Singapore,Russian Federation, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal, USA and Vietnam.

· The nominee should be resident in the country where they are nominated for the award, at least since January 1st 2016.

· A nomination should be provided by an eminent scientist who is holding a leading position in a Scientific Academy, University, Research Institute or S&T Department of the Government of the Country in which the nominee is working.

· The nominee should be an established research leader with an excellent academic and/or scientific career with recognised track record of research achievements. She/he should have joint publications in high impact journals and/or should have invented technologies supported by international patents, in collaboration with the scientists from the above-mentioned Countries in which she/he lives and works. Research in multilateral organizations hosted in the above-mentioned Countries will be considered as well.

· At the time of publication of this notice, the nominee shall be a Senior Researcher (PhD, 10 years from graduation).

The award will be granted without any restriction of sex, race or religion.

The application form, with all the relevant information, is available here.

The application must be submitted to no later than February, 1st 2019.