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 main criterion is project excellence.

Between 2014 and 2021, IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele won more than 700 competitive grants. Among the top funding agencies supporting research at San Raffaele:


where funds come from2016 grants by type

During the last 6 years, 1/3 of the grants awarded come from international funding agencies.

Since 2014, 20% of funds were awarded by the European Union, 3% by the ERA-NET program, 11% by non-European agencies and 66% from national (i.e. Italian) agencies.

2016 grants by type

The success rate of grant applications has steadily grown during the years.

Grant office

The office mission is to support Ospedale San Raffaele researchers both in the pre-award and post-award phase of grant applications.

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