News 27 June 2024

Call for Applications for ITSERR TNA Fellowships 2024-2025

ITSERR launches its first call for applications for the Transnational Access (TNA) programme! European and non-European scholars are invited to apply for a funded research fellowship to visit the special libraries, collections, archives and IT laboratories of ITSERR TNA hosts.


ITSERR is the Italian project aimed at enhancing the RESILIENCE Research Infrastructure, whose high interdisciplinarity is finalized to meet the evolving needs of the Religious Studies scientific community by enriching the diversity, the quality and innovation of the knowledge in this specific domain. The project is developed thanks to the collaboration between humanists (experts on History, Philology and Christian, Islamic and Jewish Studies) and IT engineers.

Through its Transnational Access Programme ITSERR offers support and expertise for research stays at leading Italian Universities and research centres holding relevant collections within libraries and archives for Religious Studies together with outstanding IT laboratories for the increasing of the development of Digital Humanities.

European and non-European scholars and PhD students are invited to apply for a funded research fellowship to visit the special libraries, collections, archives and IT laboratories of ITSERR TNA hosts.

The call will be open from June 30th to August 19th, 2024.


ITSERR TNA funded programme foresees ingoing and outgoing mobility.

  • Foreign scholars (European and non-European) and PhD students – individuals or teams – within the fieldwork of Religious Studies or within the fieldwork of IT for DH, can apply for funded TNA within the nodes of the ITSERR network (ingoing mobility).
  • ITSERR scholars and PhD students from programs of the ITSERR consortium can apply for funded TNA within the framework of the RESILIENCE TNA calls to stay in one of the TNA Hosts of the RESILIENCE RI (outgoing mobility). More detailed information on the RESILIENCE TNA Call for Applications can be found here.

ITSERR TNA fellowships are funded by NextGenerationEU – National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, PNRR)  and awarded on a competitive basis, based on specific  eligibility criteria (see below).

What ITSERR TNA Offers

Beyond the effective access, both physical and virtual, to the unique collections, IT laboratories and expertise of the leading Italian Universities and research Institutions ITSERR TNA covers the following costs:

  • Economy flights
  • Accommodation close to the Institutions (by booking full board accommodations also the cost of daily subsistence is covered)
  • Free access to collections and services


Selection and Eligibility Criteria

To benefit from the support of funded ITSERR TNA, applicants are requested to submit proposals that will be evaluated by the Peer Review Committee  based on the following selection criteria:

  • Quality of the research conducted by the applicant
  • Scientific merit of the proposed project
  • Feasibility of the proposed project
  • Personal statement

Proposals for accessing our programme are eligible if they meet the following criteria:

  • Transnationality: to promote transnational research the TNA fellows have to be affiliated to Institutions from countries other than that of the TNA site
  • All TNA fellows must ensure open access to publications arising from their stay during TNA
  • Balance of the heterogeneity of the applicants according to age, gender, provenance, research/professional status.
  • Team  applications: the interdisciplinarity and heterogeneity of the composition of the team members will be encouraged



Information on the hosts, how to apply and more can be found on ITSERR’s website.