Scholarships - Fondazione Giorgio Cini Onlus



The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, offers 10 residential scholarships to PhD students and post-doc students who must not be over 40 years old on June 10, 2021, interested in spending two consecutive months in Venice at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture between January and December 2022.


The scholarships are offered, within the interdisciplinary context that characterizes the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, 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.

Candidates shall propose a research topic preferably focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.


Application deadline for music-related research projects (Ethnomusicology / Antonio Vivaldi / Musicology) was postponed to June 30, 2021.


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Scholarship in memory of Benno Geiger for literary studies


The jury of the Benno Geiger Poetry Translation Prize will award a scholarship aimed at studying the Benno Geiger Fund and other literary funds kept at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. The grant is aimed at Italian and foreign graduates, PhD students and research doctors younger than 40 who have submitted a research project on the literary archives kept at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and will allow them to stay at the International Study Center of the Italian Civilization ‘Vittore Branca’ for three months between January and December 2022.


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Application deadline: 31 August 2021



Early Music Seminar – New call for application for young soloist singers


The autumn 2021 Early Music Seminar of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, that will take place from October 25 to 29, 2021, will focus on the work of a German composer who chose Venice as his last hometown: Johann Adolf Hasse (Bergedorf, 25 March 1699 – Venice, 23 December 1783). Main teacher will be Vivica Genaux, the most renowned specialist in the field, awarded by the Johann Adolf Hasse Foundation in Hamburg in 2019.

The call is addressed to young professional or semi-professional soloist singers, specialized in 18th century repertoires.


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Application deadline: 1 September 2021



Fondazione Giorgio Cini – Renaissance Society of America 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 scholar willing to study Renaissance-related topics in Venice, working at the Vittore Branca Center for one month.


Info: The RSA – Patricia H. Labalme Grant