The Progetto Rocca promotes two-way student and post-doctoral exchanges to further the emergence of shared research interests and practices among the next generations of scholars and to build a strong research network between MIT and Politecnico.
  • Roberto Rocca doctoral Fellowships (5-6 a year) for top Politecnico PhD’s who wish to come to MIT for a 6 -12 month research stay as visiting students. The doctoral Rocca Fellows receive $6,500 per term, plus a una tantum travel allowance of $ 1,500. The Progetto also covers MIT term fees. Successful candidates must have an excellent academic record and a faculty sponsor at MIT who will act as their “host”, usually in the context of a common research interest with Politecnico. For more info please go to Deadlines: April 15th and October 1st.
  • Roberto Rocca post-doctoral Fellowships (2 a year) for recently minted Politecnico PhD’s who are involved in innovative joint research projects between MIT and Politecnico and wish to spend 12 months at MIT working on these projects. Successful applicants must have access to a similar 12 months post-doc fellowship at Politecnico upon completing their stay at MIT. Deadline April 15th.
  • Roberto Rocca Research Grants for MIT graduate and advanced undergraduate students who wish to spend a 1-3 months research stay at Politecnico, either in the context of an ongoing collaboration or with the aim of exploring its feasibility. Successful applicants must have an academic “host” at Politecnico. Grants vary depending on the length of stay.

Please note: all Fellows are expected to contribute to the activities of the Rocca Fellows community both during their tenure as Fellows and afterwards as alumni.