Institutional Activity: Grants and Research Programmes

Fellowships in Italy

Awarded mainly to new graduates, these training grants may help a young researcher to learn the basics of research and gain experience at a leading Italian laboratory.


Fellowships for Abroad

Awarded to young researchers who have already gained experience in a laboratory in Italy, these grants allow for a further period of training in a foreign country, whose facilities are considered at the forefront of oncological research.


My First AIRC Grant

Awarded to researchers who have already gained cancer research experience in Italy or abroad, this type of funding provides researchers with the opportunity to run their own project in a state-of-the-art Italian facility, becoming progressively autonomous and independent.



Awarded to excellent researchers who have already matured a significant scientific experience in a foreign laboratory, these grants will allow them to establish a new laboratory in Italy and manage their research activities in full autonomy.


Investigator Grant (IG)

Most of the AIRC grants are aimed at financing research projects lasting up to five years. These projects are led by established researchers, with funds covering both the cost of research and that of the staff working on the project.


Special 5X1000 Programmes

The Multi Unit programmes funded with pre-tax donations last up to seven years and put the very best of Italian oncology research at work. The aim is to bring closer to the clinics the results of basic research, in order to identify more effective therapies and new prevention and early diagnosis methods.


Equipment Projects

Co-funded by the Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze Foundation, these projects are aimed at improving the outfit of laboratories and research facilities in the Florentine metropolitan area.

Accelerator Award

Co-funded in partnership with Cancer Research UK (CRUK) and the Fundación Científica - Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (FC – AECC), these grants are aimed at boosting translational research projects carried out at the research centres in any of the three countries.


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