The doctoral research programme benefits from the financial support of the the Cassa di Risparmio di Modena Foundation, which has been providing financial support to the Marco Biagi Foundation since 2008 to contribute to the cost of organizational and secretarial activities, course design and teaching.
Since the programme was set up, a total of 105 bursaries have been awarded thanks to the financial support of public bodies, associations and enterprises funding one or more bursaries.
Private funding is related to agreements enabling the PhD candidates to take internships on the premises of the sponsoring bodies in order to apply the skills and knowledge acquired on the research programme. The PhD candidates are awarded credits for these internships pursuant to agreements between the Doctoral Research School and the sponsoring bodies.
The following bodies are past or present partners of the Doctoral Research Programme:
- Angelo Po Grandi Cucine
- AUSL Modena
- BPER Banca S.p.A.
- Camera di Commercio di Modena
- Camera di Commercio di Reggio Emilia
- CNA Modena
- Comune di Modena
- Confapi Reggio Emilia
- Confindustria Modena
- Consorzio Spinner
- HPE COXA (Industrial Doctorate)
- Ferrari S.p.A. (Industrial Doctorate)
- Fondazione Brodolini
- Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna
- Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Modena
- Fondazione Democenter
- Hera S.p.A.
- Policlinico di Modena
- Emilia-Romagna Region
- Villa Igea