- INFN research initiative ST&FI (STEFI) "String Theory and Fundamental Interactions"
- COST Action "The String Theory Universe"
- HoloGrav Network of the European Science Foundation
- MIUR-PRIN project 2009-KHZKRX "Simmetrie dell'Universo e delle Interazioni fondamentali" - with University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
- Research-Training Network (RTN) "Constituents, Fundamental Forces and Symmetries of the Universe" (ForcesUniverse), financed by the European Commission, project MRTN-CT-2004-005104
- research project "Superstringhe, brane e interazioni fondamentali", co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR), project 2005-023102