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Vittore Branca Center
Scholarships

3-month “Vittore Branca” residential scholarships for interdisciplinary projects

The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture offers three residential scholarships to researchers wishing to spend a study period in Venice between May 2017 and May 2018. Each scholarship is worth 6,250 euros and is aimed at PhDs and post-doctorate students who must not be over 40 years old on 10 March 2017, wishing to further their studies of Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto –  with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, literature, music, drama, early printed books, Venetian history and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Application deadline: 10 March 2017

“Olivo and Vilma Andreazza” Scholarships for “second and third generation” Italians

In memory of Olivo and Vilma Andreazza, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini has created two 3-month residential scholarships worth 6,250 euros each, to enable “second and third generation” Italians (i.e. children and grandchildren of Italians who emigrated to work abroad) to come to Italy for a study period at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture. The scholarships is offered to PhD or post-doc interested in studying Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto –  with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, literature, music, drama, early printed books, Venetian history and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Application deadline: 10 March 2017

Three literature scholarships in memory of Benno Geiger

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers three scholarships each year for studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, as well as on other literary archives held by the Foundation. The scholarships are in accordance with Elsa Geiger Ariè’s will and are associated with the “Premio letterario Benno per la traduzione poetica”, an annual poetry translation prize, set up to commemorate her father.

The three scholarships (each worth 2,000 euros) lasting one month are offered to Italian and foreign graduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers under the age of 35 on 30 June 2017.

Application deadline: 30 June 2017

Fondazione Giorgio Cini – Oxford University /TORCH – Visiting Studentships, Fellowships, and Professorships 

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini is pleased to announce a new series of collaborations with TORCH – The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, generously funded by the John Fell OUP Fund, that will bring students and professors from Oxford to Venice, to pursue research projects at the Cini’s Vittore Branca Center for visiting scholars. This year grant holders are: Harriet Boyd-Bennett (Musicology), Malcolm Bull (Art History), Lisandra Costiner (Renaissance Studies), Luca Zenobi (History of Venice) and Katie Lynn-Gardner (Theatre Studies). 

Info: Oxford University / TORCH

Fondazione Giorgio Cini – Renaissance Society of America / Patricia H. Labalme Grant

In 2011 Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Renaissance Society of America (RSA) established the Patricia H. Labalme Grant, awarding $3,000 to a selected American scholar willing to study Renaissance-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month. This year grant holder is Clement Godbarge, from New York University, who will work on the research topic “The Scepter of Asclepius: Medicine and Politics in Renaissance Mantua 1328-1630.”

Info: The RSA – Patricia H. Labalme Grant

Fondazione Giorgio Cini – Renaissance Society of America – Kress Grant / Patricia H. Labalme Grant

In 2014 Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Renaissance Society of America (RSA), with the generous support of the Kress Foundation, established the RSA-Kress Patricia H. Labalme Grant, awarding $3,000 to a selected American art historian willing to study Renaissance Art-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month. This year grant holder is Lorenzo Buonanno, from Columbia University, who will work on the research topic “Sculpture in Renaissance Venice: Carving in the City of Colorito, c.1460-c.1530.”

Info: The RSA-Kress Patricia H. Labalme Grant