Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Italy


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14 Fulbright Study/Research Grants

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin October 10, 2015 to July 10, 2016. 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 in 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 contemporary topics, science and technology, humanities and entrepreneurship are particularly encouraged. Candidates interested in conducting their research in a university/institution in the south of Italy are also encouraged. Preference 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.

Level: 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:

Candidates are not required to enroll in an Italian university; however, applicants must establish contacts and secure affiliations with an Italian university or research center. A letter of invitation/affiliation must be submitted with the application.

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:

No dependent support is available.


1 Fulbright Grant in Deafness Studies

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, 2016


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 iproving 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.

Level: 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:

No dependent support is available.


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

One award is available for a Master's in Food Culture and Communications: Food Place and Identity, at the University of Gastronomic Sciences. The aim of the program is to provide students with multidisciplinary knowledge in food studies.  Emphasis will be given to sustainability, traditional and quality food production, as well as the communication and promotion of such products, based on a thorough anthropological and historical study of food consumption, not only in Italy, but also the rest of Europe. The 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) during which students will discover the best foods and wines and the small artisanal productions of a number of Italian regions and European countries. The program is delivered through English. 


Grant Period:

9-12 months.

Grants will begin in March 2016 and last the duration of the program. The exact starting date of the Master’s program will be confirmed summer 2014.


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

Level: 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's in Food Culture and Communications: Food Place and Identity. Applicants are not required to apply to the University of Gastronomic Sciences 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/ Tuitition Fees:

Tuition fees will be covered as part of the award. 


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:

No dependent support is available.


3 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships

Grant Period:

9 months.

Grants will begin October 1, 2015 through to June 30, 2016. 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.


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.

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


Accepted Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Master's


Foreign Language Proficiency:

Recommended

Level: 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. 


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.

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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.