2021 Spring Seed Grant initiative in synergy with the Patients’ Associations – Call for Application

The 2021 Spring Seed Grant initiative in synergy with the Patients’ Associations is now open. The initiative aims at funding one-year seed research projects with a maximum budget of 50,000 €. This call will give the opportunity to generate data and create new knowledge to pave the road for the development of new therapeutic approaches.

Italian investigators - working either in public or private Italian non-profit research Institutions are eligible irrespectively of their funding status with Fondazione.

Each researcher can apply, as Lead Applicant or as Collaborator, to one of the 4 Seed Grant Calls only.

Agreements with 4 Associations have been reached and 4 different monothematic research calls will be open soon on the following diseases:

The Calls, the Guidelines for the Applicants and the Application sample in pdf format are available below and on the TeTra portal at https://projects.telethon.it where it is possible to access the online Application.


  • March 30th, 2021: opening of call for Applications;
  • by April 9th, 2021, applicants should:
    • register on the TeTra portal at https://projects.telethon.it
    • submit the project’s title
    • fill in the Type of Research section, providing the name and code of the disease, the Research Type and Research Step
  • April 30th, 2021 at 1 pm: submission deadline.

See calls details:

Below you can download:

For more information, please send an email to:  telethonscience@telethon.it.

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