ITSERR is the Italian project aimed at enhancing the RESILIENCE Research Infrastructure, whose high interdisciplinarity is finalized to meet the evolving needs of the Religious Studies scientific community by enriching the diversity, the quality and innovation of the knowledge in this specific domain. The project is developed thanks to the collaboration between humanists (experts on History, Philology and Christian, Islamic and Jewish Studies) and IT engineers.

Through its funded Transnational Access Programme ITSERR offers support and expertise for research stays at leading Italian Universities and research centres holding relevant collections within libraries and archives for Religious Studies together with outstanding IT laboratories for the increasing of the development of Digital Humanities.

European and non-European scholars and PhD students whose research is leaded within the fieldwork of Religious Studies or within the fieldwork of IT – especially for the development of softwares and tools for Digital Humanities – are invited to apply for a funded research fellowship to visit the special libraries, collections, archives and IT laboratories of ITSERR TNA hosts.

ITSERR TNA fellowships are funded by NextGenerationEU – National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, PNRR)  and awarded on a competitive basis, based on specific eligibility criteria.


ITSERR TNA funded programme foresees ingoing and outgoing mobility

  • Foreign scholars (European and non-European) and PhD students – individuals or teams – within the fieldwork of Religious Studies or within the fieldwork of IT for DH, can apply for funded TNA within the nodes of the ITSERR network (ingoing mobility).
  • ITSERR scholars and PhD students from programs of the ITSERR consortium can apply for funded TNA within the framework of the RESILIENCE TNA calls to stay in one of the TNA Hosts of the RESILIENCE RI (outgoing mobility). More detailed information on the next RESILIENCE TNA Call for Applications can be found here:

Funded TNA for research teams are a specific feature of the ITSERR project as it ensure the collaboration and the development of the research leaded by each team. Please note that this opportunity is dedicated exclusively to ingoing mobility within the Italian network of hosts of ITSERR.

About the ITSERR TNA calls for proposals discover how and when to apply in the following link


ITSERR TNA represents a concrete service for the development and enhancing of the research in Religious Studies by offering the possibility to the TNA fellows to organize their stay within the ITSERR partners facilities. 

The programme is funded by NextGenerationEU – National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, PNRR)  and it allows scholars or teams researching on Religious Studies to spend approximately from 1 week to 1 month at one of the ITSERR Italian nodes of the project and benefit from their facilities. The funded TNA for teams is a specific feature of ITSERR, as it gives the opportunity for a collaborative improvement of knowledge between research teams from different countries.

ITSERR TNA also provides a unique match-making service, by matching TNA scholars with relevant specialists on site, who can offer a tailored expertise and promote networking.

TNA fellows will be able to:

  • Interact with the local experts
  • Discuss research questions
  • Run research and experiments on non-public datasets and algorithms
  • Present research results at workshops/seminars


ITSERR TNA programme foresees to launch three calls for proposals on:

June 30th2024

December 10th2024

June 10th 2025

The application process of the first call for proposals is closed per 19th of August 2024.

About the ITSERR TNA calls for proposals see our page dedicated to apply:


Current ITSERR TNA hosts include:

Italian National Research Council (CNR) – Pisa

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMORE)

 University of Palermo (UniPA)

University “L’Orientale” of Naples  (UNIOR)

University of Turin  (UniTO)