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2nd Research Grant on Education

15 December 2023 - It’s now open the second edition of the contest Research Grant on Education to support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education, in any country of the UniCredit Group perimeter


The grant will be awarded to two projects, amounting to €200,000 each (gross of taxes) for a duration of maximum 3 years.


The competition is open to researchers of any nationality from any university worldwide. Principal Investigators (PIs) and Co-PIs applying for this grant must have a Ph.D. in Economics (or related academic fields). Graduate students may be part of the research team but cannot be the main PI of the proposal.

Preference will be given to research targeted to young people in the 11-19 age group (lower and upper secondary school) and focused on:

  • tackling school dropouts
  • assessing the effects of early tracking
  • defining the scope for remedial education and evaluating tutoring programs for disadvantaged children
  • identifying appropriate orientation programs for the school careers and the job market.


Submission deadline: 1 April 2024

To apply: APPLY HERE

For any further information, download the announcement

Unicredit Foundation

UniCredit Foundation is a non-profit corporate foundation, as further testimony of the Group’s engagement in the promotion of a well-structured set of principles which are the basis of its corporate identity. UniCredit Foundation is entirely financed by the Group and it is an independent legal entity with a Board of Directors.

UniCredit Foundation pursues social and humanitarian goals in the fields of assistance and healthcare, the environment, and training, education and teaching, and supports the best talents in the fields of economics and finance by launching scholarships, research grants and research awards with a special focus on the countries in which UniCredit Group operates.

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How to apply

In order to apply for the UniCredit Foundation’s calls, students must complete the online application form, under the penalty of being excluded from the selection process.

Remind: the form is the same for every competition, therefore you should complete only the fields required by the related announcement.


  1. To participate in the call, it is necessary to click on the APPLY button and enter the login credentials for idea360.
  2. You can get the credentials (username and password) through the registration procedure.
  3. You will receive an e-mail message with a confirmation link. Click on it to complete your registration.
  4. You can open your application and add any further information as many times as you want until you click on the <submit> button.
  5. Submit your application only when you consider it completed and all the requested documentation in PDF format has been attached.
  6. No further modifications are allowed when the application is submitted.
  7. The letter of reference -when required- must be sent directly by a Professor via e-mail to the UniCredit Foundation address as specified in the call.
  8. You only need to fill out the relevant fields in the application form for the competition you are applying for
  9. For more information on the call and the application process please write to