To encourage two-way exchanges, the Progetto Rocca supports research stays at Politecnico of MIT graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the fields of Mechanic Engineering, Bio-Engineering, Materials Science, and Mathematics.

Research stays may vary in length from a minimum of one month to a maximum of six months. They may take place within an ongoing research collaboration, or they may provide an opportunity for the participating students and research groups to familiarize themselves with research taking place at Politecnico.

Awards will be commensurate to the length of stay, and there is no standard application form or deadline for this type of funding.

Applicants should submit their CV, academic transcript, a short statement describing the purpose of their proposed stay, a letter by a MIT faculty in support of their application, and a letter of acceptance by a Politecnico faculty host.

Interested students should contact Dr. Serenella Sferza, at