Note: Registrations are closed.

KEYSTONE will provide a limited number of grants – 500 EUR – to a number of eligible participants (approximately 20 MSc/MPhil/PhD students and Early Career Investigator – up to 8 years after receiving the PhD).

You will also need to send the following information:

  • an updated short CV (max 2 pages),
  • a motivation letter expressing your motivation and your work’s relevance to the courses of the school.

The deadline for the grants has expired on April 30th, 2015. Decisions about the grants were announced on May 15.

Registration for the school is now closed. If you need any further information, please send an email to or


Avoiding Italian Tax deduction

According to the Italian rules for payments not supported by receipts, the Grant Holder will be forced to apply a taxation (ritenuta d’acconto) to the grant.

To avoid this (if you are not Italian), the applicant has to send a declaration released by the tax office stating that the applicant is a fiscal resident in the country, taking advantage of a treaty between Italy and the country itself to avoid double taxation, if such treaty exists ( Moreover, the form here ( requiring the application of the agreement has to be filled in. The tax office declaration and the form should be provided in original at the mailing address indicated below (preferably before to start the School):

Francesco Guerra
c/o DIEF- Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
via Vivarelli 10
41125 Modena

Contact for all the details you need to know.