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International Relations

INAF's international relations service (INAF/Relint) oversees the participation of
INAF personnel in research project funding programs, exchanges and international
mobility or bilateral co-operations. INAF/Relint also follows activities of an
international nature, particularly European Union initiatives.

To this end, INAF/Relint:

  • Ensures the diffusion of the above mentioned information to INAF personnel;
  • Provides support to INAF personnel for the correct presentation and management of projects.


Alessandra Scaffidi (head)
Chiara Guccione 
Giulia Antinucci 
Giovanna Maracchia

Tel. 06 35.533 340/341/339/267
Fax: 06 35.34.3154

Opportunities and documentation:

INAF researcher wins a Consolidator Grant 2017

Dec 20, 2017

INAF researcher wins a Consolidator Grant 2017 Two black hole systems are the investigational topic of DEMOBLACK: one of the projects that have been granted the European Consolidator Grant, which was submitted by Michela Mapelli, a researcher of the National Institute for Astrophysics-INAF and Professor at the University of Innsbruck in Austria

Light in Astronomy 2017

Nov 14, 2017

Light in Astronomy 2017 Light in Astronomy, organized by INAF in collaboration with the Italian Astronomical Society-SAIt, will be a week (13-19 November) dedicated to satisfying curiosity about the Universe thanks to the opening in Italy of INAF premises, including the astronomical observatories.

Marsis radar reveals that on Mars all that echoes is not ice

Oct 28, 2017

Marsis radar reveals that on Mars all that echoes is not ice The low dielectric constant of the Meridiani Planum deposits is consistent with a thick layer of ice-free, porous, basaltic sand. This study is fundamental to identify techniques that may help find the planet’s areas with accessible water ice.