Polisocial Award 2022: “Local Development & Green Transition”

The 9th edition of the Polisocial Award will be launched in May 2022. The contest is meant to support sciOn May 4, 2022 the 9th edition of the Polisocial Award has been launched. 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 2022 edition is dedicated to “Local Development & Green Transition” and supports research projects aimed at implementing effective actions for an autonomous, just and sustainable local development, with possible regard to “Global South” areas. The projects will be asked to promote and look after green transition/innovation processes, while pursuing concrete results within a long-term perspective.

What kind of projects:

Applicants are asked to identify specific multidisciplinary research lines and may address one or more of the following dimensions:

– Technological, product and/or process innovation, to promote green economy models and access to resources by disadvantaged groups or in disadvantaged areas.

– Support to local/regional policies, in order to respond to development-related demands and to climate change challenges, while encouraging broad participation in land management.

– Launch of shared research-action paths, to be developed together with local actors, in order to identify and build local conditions for autonomous, fair, inclusive and sustainable development.

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.


All proposals must promote grounded research, action and co-planning partnerships, thus interpreting Politecnico’s contribution to SDG 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”. The partnership must include at least one body (public, private or non-profit) with expertise on the context of action.


13 June 2022, h. 12.00 (CEST) – Concept Note submission 19 September 2022, h. 12.00 (CEST) – Full Proposal submission