The Progetto funds 6-12 month research stays at MIT for 5-6 Politecnico PhD students every year
The Progetto Rocca awards up to two 12 months post-doc Fellowships a year to recent Politecnico PhDs
To encourage two-way exchanges, Progetto Rocca supports research stays at POLIMI of MIT graduate students
The Progetto Rocca funds about half a dozen start- up collaborations between MIT and Politecnico faculty a year
Travel grants are available to MIT Faculty who wish to explore possible collaborations with their Politecnico colleagues.
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.
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.