Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Italy


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14 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin October 10, 2016 to July 10, 2017.

Fulbright grantees will be required to participate in a one- to two-day orientation program organized by the Fulbright Commission in mid-October and possibly a one-day mid-year meeting in February.


Candidate Profile:

Candidates at all degree levels and in all fields of study will be considered. Candidates whose projects are concerned with innovative and contemporary topics are particularly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given  to candidates interested in conducting their research in a university/institution outside of large cities and/or in the South of Italy. Priority will be given to students who are enrolled in a graduate program in the U.S. at the time  of application.

Applicants in the creative and performing arts will also be considered for the Fulbright/ Miguel Vinciguerra Award, made possible by a trust established by Miguel Vinciguerra.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Italian language proficiency is necessary at the time of application,  commensurate with the project. Language study begun after applying is considered insufficient. The U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission will make no provision for Italian language instruction.  On the Embark Application System, applicants should include Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation and Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency. 

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

The role of the affiliation in the U.S. Student Program is to provide ongoing and substantive oversight and support to the grantee's project. Grantees will be required to have affiliations with accredited academic or research institutions in Italy. Therefore applicants must initiate contact with the host institution of preference and obtain a formal letter of affiliation between the applicant and the host institution (i.e. access to facilities and resources, collaboration with an ongoing project, possible enrolment in classes). The letter should state that a host contact will be available during the grant year to mentor the applicant and/or supervise the applicant's work on the proposed project.

Candidates are not required to enroll in an Italian university; however, as indicated above,  applicants must establish contacts and secure affiliations with an Italian university or research center. 

Grantee's city of residence in Italy has to be  the city of the host institution.

For information about Italian universities, please consult, “Guide to Higher Education in Italy” at www.fulbright.it. Applicants enrolling in an Italian university must follow the enrollment procedure through the Italian diplomatic missions in the United States. Information can be downloaded from the following websites: www.esteri.it (see section, “Benvenuti in Italia”) or www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it (see section, “Information and Services” – Consular Services).


Applications in Music and Arts:

Candidates should establish contacts with Italian specialists in their fields who teach at Italian institutions (conservatories of music, art academies or private institutes) and request a letter of affiliation. The Commission does not accept music and art students who wish to study exclusively with private teachers and the cost of private lessons will not be covered. Additional personal funds will be required to cover costs for private lessons, practice facilities, studio space, purchase of materials, etc.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 Fulbright Grant in Deafness Studies

Award Profile:

This scholarship allows a graduate student to conduct research, to teach, and/or collaborate on new projects in deafness-related fields in Italy.


Grant Period:

6 months. 

Grants will begin January 15, 2017


Candidate Profile:

Graduate students with an interest and background in deafness related studies, with at least some experience in the area of the proposed project will be considered.

Proposals should involve research, teaching, and/or collaboration on projects aimed at improving the lives of deaf and/or deaf-blind children; improving the lives of deaf adults; improving infrastructure accessibility for deaf individuals; strengthening specific areas of expertise that are lacking in Italy.

Examples include: early intervention for deaf and/or deaf-blind children; deaf education; specialized teaching methods for deaf-blind children; bilingualism and bi-culturalism; school psychology; clinical psychology; counseling; theater education; art education; interpreter education; teaching ASL to deaf students; teaching English through ASL; developing tools that will contribute to creating a positive environment where deaf and/or deaf-blind people can enjoy free and total access to curriculum and the world around them.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended - Intermediate
2 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: American Sign Language (ASL) proficiency and Romance language proficiency is required. Preference will be given to applicants with proficiency in Italian. On the Embark Application System, applicants should include Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation and Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.  

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

When developing proposals and for information regarding project ideas, feasibility and possible host institutions, applicants for grants in deafness are encouraged to contact:

o   Dr. Miriam Grottanelli de Santi, Director of the Siena School for Liberal Arts in Siena, and President of the Mason Perkins Deafness Fund Onlus, Siena at m.grottanelli@sienaschool.com

o   Dr. Stefania Fadda, Director of the Centro Assistenza per Bambini Sordi e Sordociechi ONLUS (CABSS), Rome at stefania.fadda@cabss.it


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity please select Italy Deafness Studies from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award at the University of Gastronomic Sciences

Award Profile:

One award is available to attend one of the following two Master Programs at the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

Master in Gastronomy: Food In Italy (GCI)
or
Master in Gastronomy: Food in the World (GCW)

The Master’s programs intend to train students to become holistic gastronomes, i.e. gastronomes who are able to understand and critically reflect upon food culture and history, food anthropology and ecology, and sensory and aesthetic features linked to local food production, gastronomies, and their attached “sociabilities.” The aim of both Master’s programs is to provide students with the means for becoming professionals who will be cultural mediators in the food production, distribution, marketing/communication, as well as in the educational and food culture and systems. The Master’s programs will use the case of the Italian food culture and system (GCI) and the gastronomies of the world (GCW) to enlighten global issues related to culture, sustainability, and food justice inspired by the fundamental principles of the Slow Food international movement (Good, Clean, and Fair), and it provides students with multidisciplinary knowledge in food studies. Each course combines theoretical knowledge acquired in the classroom with practical skills acquired during work experience and field trips. The Master's includes a full program of practical training (field seminars). The program is conducted in English.


Grant Period:

14 months.

Grants will begin in November 2016 and will end in February 2018.

The Master’s Program requires  10 months of class lectures, workshops, and 5  field  trips in Italy, Europe, or outside  Europe (only GCW),  and  4 final months for an internship  to be pursued in Italy  or a final research project,  to be pursued in  Italy.  The exact starting date of the Master’s program will be confirmed during Fall 2015.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

This grant is intended for candidates with a special interest in the Slow Food movement and awareness of food culture and food sector issues. Applications must be consistent with the University of Gastronomic Sciences’ mission and program.

Preference in this program is for graduating seniors.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Italian language proficiency is not a requirement in the candidate selection process, but is strongly recommended. While the program is delivered through English, applicants should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications and selected applicants should begin studying the language as soon as feasible, as language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience.

 


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

The grantee will be enrolled in the University of Gastronomic Sciences, Master in Gastronomy: Food in Italy or in the Master in Gastronomy: Food in the World. Applicants are not required to apply to the University of Gastronomic Sciences or include a letter of affiliation with their Fulbright application. Once an applicant is awarded a grant, he/she will be requested to complete an application to the University of Gastronomic Sciences.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

Tuition fees will be covered as part of the award. 

Housing will be covered as part of the award during the 10-month Master’s course.


Special Application Instructions:

In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Special Opportunity please select Casten Slow Foods from the drop down menu.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

http://www.fulbright.it

Contact: cniccoli@fulbright.it

Contact for additional information on the 2016-17 Fulbright-Casten Family Foundation Award.


5 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin October 1, 2016 through to June 30, 2017.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistants will be required to participate in a one- to two-day orientation program in October.


Candidate Profile:

Strong preference will be given to applicants already possessing a Bachelor's degree at the time of application. Master’s-level candidates with the initiative, maturity, and self-reliance needed to assist in teaching English language and American culture to Italian students in high schools as well as applicants with teaching background are encouraged to apply.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Additional Information: Italian language proficiency is not a requirement, but is strongly recommended. On the Embark Application System, applicants should include Form 7: Language Self-Evaluation and Form 8: A Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: n/a


Graduate Degree Enrollment: n/a


Placement Type:

Grantees will be placed in Italian high schools, providing part-time assistance (from 12 to 25 teaching hours per week) to permanent teaching staff at Italian high schools. Grantees are placed in cities other than Rome and Florence, generally in southern Italy.

Placement and details of teaching duties will be communicated after selection.

 


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


1 Fulbright Award for a Master in Public Administration at SDA BOCCONI

Award Profile:

One award is available for a Master of Public Administration at SDA School of Management. The Master of Public Administration (MPA) offered by SDA Bocconi School of Management is a one-year full-time program taught in English to students from Italy and around the world. The MPA helps international students develop specialized knowledge and personal qualities for professional work in the public and associated institutions both locally and globally. The MPA is a unique experience for every student and it helps participants develop the practical skills that are needed on the job. Students and faculty from all over the world as well as strong connections with Italian and international institutions make the MPA program a particularly rewarding experience.  


Grant Period:

12 months.

The Master of Public Administration will begin at the end of September/early October 2016 and will end in December 2017.  This period includes a mandatory internship program to be conducted in Italy. SDA Bcconi will support students in securing an internship in Italy that provides some level of reimbursement. As most internship are not remunerated, grantees must be prepared to cover any additional cost related to the internship period. The exact starting date of the Master's program will be confirmend in Summer/early Autumn 2015.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

This grant is intended for candidates with a special interest in public management studies and seeking future professional leadership responsibilities in the international public sector. Specifically, the MPA is designed for students who are looking for solid public management tools and want to pursue a managerial career in governmental and non-governmental organizations, international institutions, as well as private businesses working with the public sector.


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Strongly Recommended - Novice
1 year of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


Italian language proficienty is not a requirement in the candidate selection process, but is strongly recommended. While the program is delivered through English, applicants should include plans for language study in their Fulbright applications and selected applicants should begin studying the language as soon as feasible, as language abilities will greatly enhance the Fulbright experience


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: No


Graduate Degree Enrollment: Yes


Affiliation:

The grantee will be enrolled in the SDA Bocconi School of Management to attend the Master of Public Administration. Applicants are not required to apply to the SDA Bocconi School of Management or include a letter of affiliation with their application. Once an applicant is awarded a grant, he/she will be requested to complete an application to the University.


Affiliation Fees/Tuition:

Tuition fees will be covered as part of the award.


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


Website:

http://www.fulbright.it

 

Contact: cniccoli@fulbright.it


1 Fulbright - Fondazione Falcone –NIAF Scholarship in Criminology

Award Profile:

With the support of NIAF, one grant is available for a U.S. graduate student to study and carry out research in criminology and the rule of law at the Fondazione "Giovanni e Francesca Falcone" in Palermo. The aim of this scholarship is to foster and strengthen exchanges in promoting the value of the rule of law and legality among young people and to promote the development of the anti-mafia culture in the society.

The Fondazione "Giovanni e Francesca Falcone" was constituted in December 1992 after the assassination of Judge Giovanni Falcone who was killed by the mafia in May 1992 (Strage di Capaci ), together with his wife Judge Francesca Morvillo and three escort guards. According to the Statute, the principal aim at the Fondazione is to implement initiatives in order to contribute to a real permanent education to legality principles through social and cultural initiatives.

The mission of NIAF (The National Italian American Foundation) is to serve as a resouce for the Italian American Community; to preserve the Italian American heritage and culture; to promote and inspire a positive image and legacy of Italian Americans; and to strengthen and empower ties between the United States and Italy.


Grant Period:

From 5 to 9 months.

Candidates can opt for a grant for a period varying from six  to nine months during the academic year 2016-17. Financial benefits will change depending on length of stay. The winner of this award will be required to be in Italy in May 2017 and to participate in the event organized by Fondazione "Giovanni and Francesca Falcone" that will be held in Palermo on May 23rd  anniversary of the death of Judge Giovanni Falcone.


Pre-Departure Orientation:

No Pre-Departure Orientation


Candidate Profile:

This grant is intended for candidates with a special interest in relevant priority issues related to Sicily and the promotion of the rule of law. Best candidate for this award is a student with future plans for an academic/professional carrier in the filed of Law and Criminology. Candidates with projects involving interdishiplinary disciplines related to  Criminology, such as Law, Economics, Sociology, Education, Anthropology, are invited to submit the  application. Applications must be consistent with the Fondazione "Giovanni e Francesca Falcone" mission and program. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in a graduate program in Criminology at a university in the U.S. at the time of application. Familiarity with or deep knowledge of Sicily's economic context and social background will be a priority selection requirement during candidate's evaluation process.  


Accepted Degree Levels:

Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended - Advanced
3 years of college-level study, or the equivalent, prior to commencing the grant


The candidate must have a proficient knowledge of Italian language at the time of application.


Fulbright Proposal Types:

Independent Study/Research: Yes


Graduate Degree Enrollment: No


Affiliation:

The grantee will be affiliated with Fondazione "Giovanni e Francesca Falcone" and will be introduced to various Italian institutions in Palermo/Sicily where the project will be conducted. Applicants are not required to include a letter of affiliation with their application


Dependents:

Dependent support is not available


I am a....

Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply.  All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses.  Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student you would be eligible to apply in your senior year.  If you are a graduate student you are eligible to apply to most countries as long as you will not have a PhD degree on the application deadline.

Non-U.S. Student

If you are a non-U.S. citizen looking to applying for a Fulbright grant to study in the United States you will apply to the Fulbright Program for Foreign Students in your home country.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree then you could be eligible for certain awards within the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  Please review the program summary for the country where you would like to apply.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts.  Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 5 years or less) in which they are applying.  Artists with more experience should consider applying for Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

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U.S. Professor

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award you will need to apply through CIES.

Non U.S. Professor

If you are a non-U.S. citizen and a professor interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award to the United States you would need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country.  Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program.