PI for research funding by the Ministry of University and Research (MUR 2022 call) (c. 210,000 euros) for the project Tracing the roots of human capital inequality in early-modern Italy, 17th-19th centuries, to investigate the diverging roles played by guilds as engines of human capital formation across a number of Italian cities.
Interviewed (step 2) for the ERC StG 2021 call: project not funded.
PI of the F-CUR project funded by the University of Siena through a competitive CFA, c. 13,000 euros, for investigating the economic history of the Horn of Africa during and after colonization.
PI for research funding from the Bank of Italy, with c. 12,000 euros awarded for the period 2020–2021 to study the regional economic development of Ethiopia in the last century and its link with colonial institutions.
Co-applicant and co-investigator for the project How did education policy shape the race towards mass education? A comparative perspective based on France, Italy, Spain and Sweden, c. 1840–1940, funded by the Swedish Research Council for the period 2017 – 2021 (550,000 euros). Reference 2016-05230. PI: Johannes Westberg (Örebro University).
Co-investigator for the project Pasado y presente en España de los niveles de vida: salud, alimentación y sostenibilidad, siglos XIX-XX, funded by the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competitiveness for the period 2017 – 2020 (45,000 euros). Reference HAR2016-76814-C2-1-P (Fondos Feder). PI: Josep Pujol (UAB).