FRRB publishes the new regional call for proposals "UNMET MEDICAL NEEDS" for biomedical research projects aimed at strengthening inter-institutional collaboration on specific topics.

As per indications of the General Directorate for Welfare of the Lombardy Region and its Scientific Committee, the new FRRB call for collaborative research is proposed as a tool to respond to unmet medical needs in specific thematic areas:

  1. Cardiology
  2. Neurology
  3. Rare tumours
  4. Rare diseases (non-oncological)
  5. Antimicrobial resistance.

As for the previous regional calls, each project must be carried out in Lombardy and be part of a Personalised Medicine context, demonstrating potential for transferring the results of the funded research to the Regional Health System, taking into account the ethical, social and health implications of the research results.

FRRB, which has always been attentive to gender equality and equal opportunities, has established for this call for proposals the obligation to have at least one PI of the female gender within the proposing partnerships; moreover, to support young talents, it will reward the involvement of young Principal Investigators (under 40) with the attribution of an additional bonus during the evaluation.

The grant will be awarded to partnerships comprising a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 partners to be chosen from among ASSTs, Health Protection Agencies (ATS), Regional Emergency Medical Services Unit (AREU), public and private IRCCSs, universities and research organisations, all with operational headquarters in Lombardy.

The role of Lead Partner may be assumed by an ASST, an ATS or a public or private IRCCS.

Maximum contribution: € 1,250,000 per individual project lasting 36 months. Each Partner must bear at least 15% of the total project costs.

Further information on the participation requirements can be found in the text of the call and in the documents attached to it in the "Documents to download" section.

Project proposals can be submitted through the platform Bandi Online, which can be accessed from the RESEARCHERS AREA of the FRRB website or at