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Scholarships

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR ONE 6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN MEMORY OF BRUNO VISENTINI

In memory of Bruno Visentini (1914-1995) twenty years since his death, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini has created a six-month residential scholarship worth 12,500 euros to enable researchers to spend a study period at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture. The scholarships is offered to PhD students, to complete a dissertation, or post-doctorate scholars interested in studying Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto – with an interdisciplinary approach in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Application deadline: October 15, 2015

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TEN SCHOLARSHIPS FOR A MASTERCLASS WITH SHOBANA JEYASINGH: “FROM BHARATA NATYAM TO CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES”

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers ten scholarships to professional or semi-professional dancers with at least two years experience in a dance company, to partecipate to a two-day intensive contemporary dance Masterclass, focused on exploring new languages and crossovers between the practice of traditional non-European dance and contemporary Western dance. In addition to the scholarships, the Foundation offers a contribution to funding for a further 10 applicants.

Application deadline: 15 September 2015

FONDAZIONE GIORGIO CINI – ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI DANZA / Research Grant dedicated to Pina Bausch, Honorary Director of the Accademia

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Accademia Nazionale di Danza, Rome have created a research grant dedicated to Pina Bausch, Honorary Director of the Accademia, to bring a dance student – selected by curriculum and research project – to Venice, to pursue research in the field of choreutics for one month, working on documents held in the Study Centre for Documentary Research into European Theatre and Opera.

Info: teatromelodramma@cini.it

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THREE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDIES ON “BENNO GEIGER” ARCHIVE AND OTHER LITERARY ARCHIVES

The Giorgio Cini Foundation offers three scholarships for studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved and developed on the Island of San Giorgio, 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.

Info: premiogeiger@cini.it

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 RESEARCH GRANT / 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