The Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice offers 11 residential scholarships1 to PhD students and post doc students who must not be over 40 years old on June 30, 2022, interested in spending two consecutive months in Venice at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture between January and December 2023.

The project is part of the initiatives shared with the Veneto Region l.r. 24/2021.
10 scholarships will be granted to interdisciplinary research projects in the field of Humanities.

1 scholarship will be granted to digitization-related research projects.

Ten residential 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. One residential scholarship will be specifically devoted to research projects focused on digitization topics that will take place at ARCHiVe.


– Download the scholarship announcement –


Application deadline: 30 June 2022


“Benno Geiger” Residential scholarship for literary studies 


The Giorgio Cini Foundation, in conjunction with the Benno Geiger Prize for Poetry Translation, is offering a three-month residential fellowship aimed at studying the Benno Geiger Fund and other literary collections held at the Giorgio Cini Foundation.

The residential fellowship is intended for Italian or foreign graduate students, doctoral students and PhD students who have not exceeded 40 years of age as of June 30, 2022, and provides for a stay between October 2022 and October 2023.


Suggested Literary Research Topics


Information on Archives held at the Giorgio Cini Foundation


Deadline for sending applications: June 30, 2022


Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars – Call for scholarships 


Viola bastarda and the art of Italian diminuition (1580 – 1630)



The Giorgio Cini Foundation, in collaboration with Fondation Concordance, Irma Merk and L. Th. La Roche Stiftung, is offering residential scholarships addressed to young viola da gamba professional or semi-professional players. The seminar will address the technique of the viola bastarda―an instrument some of whose most important luthiers’ workshops were located in Venice ― as described or alluded to in treatises and repertories printed in Venice such as Il vero modo di diminuir by Girolamo Dalla Casa (Venice, 1584); Mottetti, madrigali et canzoni francesi by Giovanni Bassano (Venice, 1591), Passaggi per potersi essercitare nel diminuire terminatamente con ogni sorte di istromenti by Riccardo Rognoni (Venice, 1592), or Alcune opere di diversi auttori a diverse voci, passaggiate principalmente per la viola bastarda (Venice, 1626).


Main teacher: Paolo Pandolfo

Seminar’s schedule: 2-6 November, 2022


Download the call

Deadline for application: 15 July, 2022




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