Italo-French University

The Italo-French University/French-Italian University (UIF/UFI) was estabilished on October 6th, 1998 as a result of an intergovernmental agreement signed in Florence. 

The UIF/UFI promotes and actively supports the cooperation between French and Italian research institutions and universities.

It acts as a funding agency in order to:

  • foster academic  cooperation between Italy and France, with respect to both teaching and research
  • contribute to the implementation of joint programs and initiatives
  • promote and support scientific and/or technological joint research activities
  • support the development of HEI consortia including other EU countries.
Vinci Program

The goal of the Vinci Program is to promote students, researchers and professors mobility within a French-Italian academic space, while boosting the exchange of methodologies, teaching experiences, refinement of language skills and the establishment of a scientific network of excellence. 


The call for applications 2022 is now open. The submission deadline is February 18th, 2022 at 12.00 p.m. (Rome time). To get more details and apply online see the dedicated page:

Galileo Program

This program is managed by the Italian-French University for the Italian part, and by the MESRI and Campus France for the French side.


The goal of the Galileo Program is to develop scientific collaborations between Italian and French institutions and research laboratories on joint projects and to promote the mobility of groups of young scientists coming from Italian or French institutions/research centres.


The call for Galileo 2022 is closed. See the results:

Visiting Professor Program

The Italo-French University supports Italian universities interested in hosting Visiting Professors (teachers, researchers or professionals) coming from French universities, research centers or private companies.


The new call for applications 2021 is now online. The submission deadline is April 8, 2021 at 12.00 (Rome time).

Scientific Label Program UIF/UFI

Since 2007, the Italo-French University awards its label to Italo-French initiatives with high cultural and scientific value.


The new call for applications 1st Scientific Label 2021 is now online. The submission deadline is April 8, 2021 at 12.00 (Rome time).

Award UIF/UFI 2021

The UIF/UFI award's objective this year is to promote innovation and research activities related to the theme "Italy and France in the construction of Europe" in the French-Italian context.


The award is open to all scientific fields, only intended for candidates not older than 35 years.

The amount allocated is € 3.000.


The new call for applications Award UIF/UFI 2021 is now online. The submission deadline is April 15, 2021 at 12.00 (Rome time).

Jointly-supervised doctoral theses award 2021

The Italo-French University grants two awards of € 1.500 each as a recognition for jointly-supervised PhD theses completed within the last two years in the context of the Vinci program (cap.II and III).


The awards are intended for humanistic-social works as well as for scientific ones.


The new call for applications jointly Supervised Doctoral Thesis Award UIF/UFI 2021 is online. The submission deadline is April 15, 2021 at 12.00 (Rome time).