Bourse de résidence, jeunes chercheurs, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venise

Residential scholarships, Vittore Branca Center, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice offers 7 residential scholarships to PhDs and post-doc students who must not be over 40 years old on March 10, 2020.

Each scholarship is worth 2,100 euros (gross sum) and accommodation free of charge for 2 months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence in the period between April 2020 and April 2021.

The scholarships are sponsored by Fondazione di Venezia.The residential scholarships are offered, within the interdisciplinary context that characterizes the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, to Italian and international scholars wishing to further their studies of Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto – in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Obligations for scholarship holders
To receive payment and to continue enjoying the benefits of a scholarship at the Vittore Branca Center, scholarship holders are expected to:
– stay in the Vittore Branca Center Residence for two consecutive months in a chosen period from April 2020 to April 2021. Trips for research purposes, attending conferences or work commitments related to the research project at the Vittore Branca Center must be documented in writing in advance;
– present their research project to the academic and professional community at the Fondazione and attend all presentations of other scholarship holders’ research projects during their residency;
– report regularly to their academic tutor on research work in progress and submit a written report of 10 pages on the status of their research project at the end of their research residency;
– mention the scholarship, using the exact wording, in their curriculum vitae and in any publications associated with their research at the Vittore Branca Center of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

Applications must be sent by March 10, 2020 with the following enclosed documents:
– application form
– degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior qualification;
– a copy of a degree dissertation (for PhD students) or doctorate thesis (for post-
doctorate researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic;
– curriculum vitae, including knowledge of languages;
– research topic and a description (around 1,500 words) of the study program that the candidate will follow, specifying aims, time scale, and materials and documents to be consulted at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini;
– 2 reference letters from professors and scholars who supervise or have supervised the candidate on headed notepaper of the relevant university or institution.

Candidates considered to be suitable on the grounds of the documents presented will be invited for an interview in Italian or English (possibly in video-conferencing) with one or more directors of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and may be asked to provide supplementary information. The scholarship will be awarded by the Fondazione with no right of appeal.

Both positive and negative results of the assessment of the scholarship applications will be communicated by the end of April 2020.

Anyone who has already been awarded a scholarship to the Vittore Branca Center is not eligible to re-apply, whereas those who have applied but received no scholarship can apply again.


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