The BANDIERA (“Best Action for National Development of International Expert Researchers Activities”) COFUND Programme coordinated by CNR is based on two national Flagship Projects (Progetti Bandiera), multi-annual large national projects launched within the National Plan for Research 2011-2013, the Government’s planning of national priorities and strategies for research.
The two Flagship Projects involved in BANDIERA are RITMARE, a national project for marine scientific and technological research and NanoMax, project aimed at establishing a network of laboratories and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The projects have officially started in early 2012 and will run for 5 and 3 years respectively.
The BANDIERA Programme is aimed at attracting incoming experienced researchers from EU Members States, Associated and Third Countries wishing to undertake interdisciplinary research and training in the fields covered by the Flagship Projects, in order to contribute to the further development and strengthening of their career prospects and also to facilitate cooperation with their institutions and countries of origin.
The context of the proposed programme offers fellows the opportunity to carry out research projects of their choice by means of individual personalised projects, in state of the art research facilities and to enhance their scientific and technical skills through a broad selection of training modules integrated with complementary skills development.
In the framework of the BANDIERA programme, CNR launched 13 fellowships for experienced researchers (Incoming Mobility) for the duration of 24 months each. More details are available on the Cofund Bandiera website.