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PhD and post-doc students: apply now for residential scholarships at Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice offers residential scholarships to Italian and international PhDs and post-doc students (who must not be over 40 years old on 10 March 2018) wishing to further their studies of Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto –  with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: early printed books, art history, literature, music, drama, Venetian history and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Each scholarship is worth 3,100 euros (gross sum) and accommodation free of charge for 3 months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence in the period May 2018 – May 2019.

The scholarships are offered with the support of Fondazione di Venezia.


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Candidates  should  send  their  scholarship  application,  complete  with  the  required  documents  (see below), by registered post or courier to:

Fondazione Giorgio Cini onlus
Secretariat – Vittore Branca Center
for the Study of Italian Culture
Island of San Giorgio Maggiore
30124 Venice

Applications must be sent by March 10, 2018 with the following enclosed documents:

Download your paper application form

  • degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior qualification – printed document;
  • a  copy  of  a  degree  dissertation (for  PhD  students) or  doctorate  thesis (for  post-doctorate researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic works – saved on CD ROM, DVD or USB pen;
  • curriculum vitae, including  knowledge  of  languages,  and  authorization  to  handle private data according to Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003 – printed document;
  • 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 – printed document;
  • 3  reference  letters from professors and scholars who supervise or have supervised the candidate (NB the letters shall be originals printed on headed notepaper of the relevant university or institution).
  • In  case  of  need,  reference  letters  could  also  be  shipped  separately  to  the  Vittore Branca