1 Fulbright/Deafness Studies Award
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodJanuary Start
This scholarship allows a graduate student to conduct research, to teach, and/or collaborate on new projects in deafness-related fields in Italy.
Grants will begin in January 2023.
Grant Length: 6 months.
No Pre-Departure Orientation
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.
- 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;
- 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
Foreign Language Proficiency
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 Fulbright application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.
Fulbright Proposal Types
When developing proposals and for information regarding project ideas, feasibility, and possible host institutions, applicants for grants in deafness are encouraged to contact:
- 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 email@example.com
- Dr. Stefania Fadda, Director of the Centro Assistenza per Bambini Sordi e Sordociechi ONLUS (CABSS), Rome at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition and fees are not covered by the award.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country permitted in year prior to grant
According to Italian laws and policies, dual nationals are eligible to apply. However, candidates with significant experience in Italy will be considered on a case by case basis.
Candidates who have resided in Italy during the year preceding the grant might be considered ineligible depending on the length of period and reasons.
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, Award Name please select Italy Deafness Studies from the drop down menu.
Grantees must enter Italy on a study visa covering the authorized length of grant.
Basic information about visas and their application process is available at http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en
The possibility to stay for longer periods and/or being accompanied by dependents is subject to the provisions and restrictions of Italian Law.