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Mission Rules for Researchers

The Economics Department has an annual allocation of funds to support researcher missions each calendar year. This money may be requested for one or more missions, but it is not an entitlement and the limit may not be exceeded.

For 2018 the maximum sum allocated for each researcher is set at €300 per calendar year for 1st year researchers, €600 per calendar year for 2nd year researchers and €1200 per calendar year for 3rd and 4th year researchers. If this sum is not used or is only partially used, it cannot be carried over to the next year. €400 is also available for 5th year researchers to attend conferences.  

Some extra money is available for researchers to visit their supervisors who have left the Institute, and also for job market conferences with interviews for 4th and 5th year researchers (this is on top of the yearly quota).

The Department's policy is to reimburse on the following basis: 

  • 100% for job market conferences with interviews
  • 100% to visit supervisors who have left
  •  for conferences presenting a paper: 100% for high-quality and 75% for average quality ones
  • for attending conferences without presenting a paper or summer schools: 50% for high-quality and 25% for average quality ones

To apply for a mission, please download the excel form here, fill it in, sign it and get it countersigned by your supervisor. You must also download the pdf form  on the same page which must be filled in by you (part 1), if appropriate indicating that the mission is for a job market conference with interview, and by your supervisor (part 2), who should indicate, in the case of a conference, if it is of high or average quality. Then, together with any supporting documentation (e.g. email of acceptance from a conference or summer school, email of confirmation that your paper will be presented, receipt of registration fees, etc.), you should bring the whole thing to the secretariat. Remember to submit your request at least one week before departure, to be sure of approval by the department.

Please give full details of your Italian bank account (no cash payments are made at the Institute), or of your foreign account with full IBAN, SWIFT etc., bank codes if you have no account in Italy, but please note that all charges incurred in transferring money to foreign accounts will be deducted from the mission allocation.  


Tables with maximum amounts reimbursable for travel and other mission-related costs:  

Distance in Km

Lump sum contribution

up to 500


from 501 to 1000


from 1001 to 1500


from 1501 to 2000


from 2001 on (in Europe)


from 2001 on (outside Europe)




Daily Allowance

up to 15 days


from 16 up to 60 days


Lump sum for travel outside Italy (if the mission starts from Italy)





Page last updated on 20 February 2018