24 July 2020

UniCredit Foundation relaunches its most prestigious competitions aimed at young European talent

2:00 min

During the coronavirus pandemic, the UniCredit Foundation has committed to funding numerous initiatives to help with the fight against Covid-19 by contributing directly with donations or supporting the solidarity expressed by Group employees.

Furthermore, the Foundation also continues to support study and research in the fields of economics and finance with a renewed energy following the crisis.

Twenty-four scholarship and fellowship opportunities, totalling up to €800,000 euros, have been created. UniCredit Foundation, in collaboration with UniCredit, has also added 100 grants for internships between July and December 2020 for students, selected by different units of the Group.

Maurizio Beretta, Chairman of UniCredit Foundation, commented: “with the launch of these opportunities, UniCredit Foundation confirms its strong support of study and research, even during this difficult period. As always, in line with the Foundation’s operations at an international level, the calls are addressed to all students, researchers and departments of the countries in which the Group operates. An important part of the process is the opportunity to bring the best brains back. UniCredit Foundation works in collaboration with Italian and international academia to enhance the world’s best talents in the interest of society.”

The competitions:

  • 2 Marco Fanno and 2 Crivelli Europe scholarships for students in economics or finance who wish to take PhD courses abroad starting from the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • 4 Modigliani Research Grants for the best research projects in economics and finance. The main objective of this initiative is to support research in Europe by reinforcing collaboration amongst universities;
  • 2 Foscolo Europe Top-Up fellowships: to the two best departments or research institutes in economics or finance participating in the PhD job markets in 2020/2021.

The main objective of this competition is to attract and retain outstanding young economists across Europe who are conducting their research abroad;

  • 5 Study Abroad Exchange Programme competitions, this year in its tenth edition, to spend a study period of 3 to 6 months abroad, in any university of UniCredit’s Perimeter;
  • 5 Economics Jobs Market Best Paper Awards for PhD candidates and PhD graduates in economics or finance who will attend the European Economics Job Market in Nottingham in December 2020;
  • 100 International Internship Program grants. With this program, the Foundation, in collaboration with UniCredit, offers 100 grants to university students for a curricular internship at UniCredit, in any of the European countries where UniCredit is present.

More information is available on the UniCredit Foundation website.