Polisocial Award 2021 “Recovery and Equity”

The 8th edition of the Polisocial Award has been launched on May 18, 2021. The contest is meant to support scientific research with a high social impact at the Politecnico di Milano and is financed with “5×1000 IRPEF” funds.

Contest theme
The 2021 edition is dedicated to “Recovery and Equity”. The health emergency, which we are still dealing with, has contributed in the last year to exacerbate social imbalances and marginality: promoting the capacity of all parts of society to recover is therefore a challenge that the world will have to manage in the coming years. Our University intends to make its contribution by activating the various polytechnic skills in an interdisciplinary dimension, in order to promote inclusion and cooperation in fragile contexts through the development and innovation of products, services and processes.

Eligible participants
Applicants must be employed at the Politecnico di Milano as: professors and tenured researchers; temporary researchers; postdoc researchers. Applicant teams can also include PhD students and technical-administrative staff.

What kind of projects
The contest aims to promote responsible and multidisciplinary research and an effective involvement of external stakeholders, as partners in society-oriented projects. Project proposals will have to adopt a fair and sustainable recovery perspective and may be oriented towards different areas of research and action, such as facilitating the access to facilities and goods, promoting alternative production and consumption patterns, reducing knowledge gaps and restoring social networks

Deadlines
6 July 2021, h. 12.00 (CEST) – Concept Note submission

28 October 2021, h. 12.00 (CET) – Full Proposal submission