Pellizzi Prize 2024

The “Club of Bologna” ( in collaboration with the “Accademia dei Georgofili” organizes the V Edition of “Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize“, an international competition reserved for PhD Theses dedicated to the topics of Agricultural Machinery and Mechanization. The prize is awarded in conjunction with the EIMA International agricultural machinery exhibition, held in Bologna (Italy) every two years.

Applicants must have obtained the PhD title with specific reference to the “Agricultural machinery and mechanization” sector in one of the following topics: (i) tractors and engines; (ii) machines and agricultural mechanization; (iii) components and materials; (iv) automation and electronics.

In order to be admitted, Applicants must: (i) be born after December 31, 1990, (ii) have discussed the thesis and obtained the PhD title during the period January 1, 2022 – March 31, 2024, and (iii) be presented by a Full Member of the “Club of Bologna”, who will act as Tutor.

The application must be sent exclusively by e-mail to the Secretary General of the “Club of Bologna” (Marco Fiala; using the forms downloadable from the Club of Bologna website. The deadline for the submission of applications shall be May 31, 2024.

The Members of the “Club of Bologna” Management Committee and a delegate of “Accademia dei Georgofili” will evaluate the PhD Theses received and select the best three. The winners will receive a cash prize of 1200, 800 and 500 Euro (1st, 2ndand 3rd place, respectively) and will be invited to attend the annual Members’ Meetings of the “Club of Bologna” for a period of five years (from 2025 to 2029), hosted by FEDERUNACOMA.

The Award Ceremony of the “Giuseppe Pellizzi Prize 2024” will be organized during the 33rd Members’ Meeting of the “Club of Bologna” (November 10, 2024), in Bologna in occasion of EIMA International 2024 ( In occasion of the award ceremony, winners will present the results of their PhD Thesis (20 min each) and to discuss with the participants at 33rd “Club of Bologna” Members’ Meeting.

All the young PhDs who in recent years have carried out research in the field of Agricultural Machinery and Mechanization are invited to participate.

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