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It is possible to give donations and to support the research and the activities carried out at SISSA.  You can donate to a general research fund or to a specific specialty fund or support a specific project.  

For further information, please contact: 

Valorisation and Innovation Office: - 040 3787276 




An important contribution to research on experimental therapy of Sotos Syndrome.

Sotos Syndrome, a pathology more commonly known as 'cerebral gigantism', affects only one child in 10-50 thousand.
A.S.S.I. Gulliver Associazione Sindrome di Sotos Italia APS accompanies the affected children in their growth and supports their parents. The Association has decided to donate to SISSA Euro 30.000 with the aim of supporting research on an experimental therapy for Sotos Syndrome at the Laboratory of Cerebral Cortex Development, directed by professor Antonello Mallamaci.


The most recent works of artist Aldo Famà, recently deceased, exhibited at SISSA 


Triestinian artist Aldo Famà passed away at the end of November 2021. A few months earlier, he donated to SISSA two of his latest studies for sculptures created with avant-garde techniques: made in polyactic acid, the creation process started from a digital model to be then translated into the third dimension. 

The works are exhibited in the showcase on the ground floor of the School.   


The medal in honor of Franco Lutman turns 10 

Each year SISSA receives a donation in memory of Franco Lutman. He and his his wife have always believed in education as a pillar for society, aiming especially at young people.  

Thank to the donation, a prize for the best PhD thesis in Mathematics and a prize for the best Master's thesis in Communication of Science have been awarded to 20 young reserchers.  

The support continues from year to year and a special medal was coined for its 10th year.  


Three gold donators for the The Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Natural and Humanistic Sciences (ILAS) dedicated in particular to the Master in Communication of Science   

In the last two years the Master in Communication of Science has been able to count on the support of three special donors.  

In 2020 Paolo Giordano, well-known italian writer, made a donation for two annual scholarships, both for the creation of an original and unpublished journalistic data-driven investigation based on the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy. The funds come from the income of the book "Nel contagio" (Einaudi, 2020; in English: "How contagion works", published by Bloomsbury Publishing). 

Another scholarship is financed every year by the Fondazione Pezcoller awarded to the highest-ranked candidate for admission to the SISSA’s Master’s course in Science Communication.

In addition, 4 prizes  for the best Master's thesis in Communication of Science on topics of Science Policy were established thanks to a donation by professor Maria Chiara Tallacchini. Professor Tallacchini also supported the teaching activities of "Scienza, diritto e democrazia" of the Master in Science Communication 



Adrianostra Association

A.S.S.I. Gulliver Association Sindrome di Sotos Italia APS

Marco Bartolozzi 

Rosa Bergodaz 

Giulio Bossolini  

Francesco Caracciolo  

Lidia Chiaruttini in memory of Nives Chiaruttini 

Mario Calusa  

Roberto Conti  

Andrea Corrado in memory of Federica Ziller  

Giulia Dondoli 

In memory of Vanda Fabbro 

Aldo Famà 

Gianfelice Finotto 

Xevi Biarnés Fontal 

Paolo Giordano  

Loredana Moscarda Lutman in memory of Franco Lutman 

Alessio La Rocca 

Jacques Mehler  

Fondazione Pezcoller 

Marina Picek in memory of Luciana Poli in Picek 

Maria Chiara Tallachini in memory of V. Tallachini  

Elvita Titolo in memory of Walter Zangrando  

Daniela Zampirollo