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11 Open Study/Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
Grant Period
9 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
Award Profile

Scholarships for candidates at all degree levels and in all fields of study.

Grant Period

9 Months

Grants will begin October 3, 2019 to July 3, 2020.

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.

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile

Candidates

- whose projects are in innovative and contemporary issues

- whose projects are in Science and Technology

- who wish to enroll in courses held at Italian universities

are particularly encouraged. Preference will be given to candidates interested in conducting the study/research project at 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

Required - Intermediate

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 the Language Self-Evaluation and 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. Applicants must initiate contact with the host institution of preference and obtain a formal letter of affiliation between the applicant and the host institution. 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. While issuing the letter, the host contact must describe accurately the following points:

  1. Origin of the collaboration;
  2. Role of the Host Contact in the Candidate Project;
  3. Possible enrolment of the candidate in classes held in English;
  4. How the Host affiliation is planning to involve the Candidate in the Institution's activities;
  5. Are the candidate and host contact planning to explore potential collaborations?;
  6. Access to facilities and resources;
  7. Collaboration with an ongoing project.

Please note that the U.S.-Italy Commission will contact the proposed host institution of semi-finalist candidates and request that the host contact confirm these arrangements.

Although encouraged, 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 must be the city of the host institution.

For information about Italian universities, please consult "Guide to Higher Education in Italy" at http://www.miur.it/guida/guide.htm.

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:

http://www.cimea.it/en/services/the-italian-higher-education-system/the-italian-higher-education-system-overview.aspx

http://www.miur.it/guida/guide.htm of the Ministry of Education

www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it

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.

Entry Visa

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.

Dependents

Dependent support is not available

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://www.fulbright.it

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Barbara Pizzella