Competitive grants and research excellence

Financial support of our research activity comes primarily from competitive grants awarded by national and international funding agencies. Agencies assign grants through a selection process whose sole criterion is project excellence.

Since 2014, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele won competitive grants for more than 250 research projects. Among the top funding agencies supporting research at IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele:


where grants come from

2016 grants by typeDuring the last 4 years, over 2/3 of the grants awarded come from international funding agencies.

In 2016, for example, 46% of grants were awarded by the European Union, 7% by the ERA-NET program, 16% by international (i.e. non-European) agencies and 31% from national (i.e. Italian) agencies.

2016 grants by type

The success rate of grant applications has steadily grown during the years (from 18% to 21% in the last three years), also thanks to the commitment of the institute's Grant Office

Grant office

The office mission is to support Ospedale San Raffaele researchers both in the pre-award and post-award phase of grant applications, with the goal of making the best possible proposals.

For more details about the Grant Office's activity click here.