The “Progetto Roberto Rocca” is a collaboration between MIT and the Milan Politecnico (POLIMI) Italy’s top engineering school, funded to honor Dr. Roberto Rocca (1922-2003) an alumnus of both institutions.

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Seed funds
Travel Fellowships

Progetto Rocca

The Progetto provides more than $250,000 a year to support 6-12 months doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at MIT for POLIMI students, research stays at POLIMI for MIT students, and jump-start collaborations between MIT and POLIMI faculty through travel grants and seed funds. Funding is limited to projects in the core sciences and engineering that rely on mathematical and physical modeling and the novel use of materials, with a special attention to cross disciplinary collaborations in biology, engineering and AI.

Doctoral Fellowships at MIT for POLIMI Students

April 15th and October 1st

Post-Doctoral Fellowships at MIT for POLIMI Students

April 15th

POLIMI-MIT Faculty Seed Funds

December 14th


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Politecnico di Milano

Politecnico Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects, and industrial designers.