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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.


Candidates shall 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:
- paper application form (download:;
- 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;
- three 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


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