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  • 1. www.fulbright.it October 2009 Linking Minds Across Cultures Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4 Fulbright US Student Program Dear Fulbrighters and Friends, This edition of the Newsletter is devoted entirely to the US Fulbright Graduate Students and English Teaching Assistants. Starting in mid-October, 23 graduate students from different states and universities in the US will be studying and carrying out research for a full academic year in 24 Italian universities and institutions. Among these, one grantee has obtained a scholarship for a Master in Food Culture co-funded by the Casten Family Foundation, the University of Gastronomic Sciences and the US-Italy Fulbright Commission. We want to take this opportunity to thank the following universities and institutions for hosting the US Graduate grantees in 2009-10: • Académie de France, Roma • Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo • Accademia Italiana del Flauto, Roma • Biblioteca Casanatense, Roma; • Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venezia • Boston University CIES Program Padova • Centro Manoscritti di Pavia, Università degli Studi di Pavia • Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi”, Como • Fondo Amelia Rosselli, Viterbo • Istituto di Scienze dell’Alimentazione, CNR, Avellino • Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica di Bologna • Maestro Pino Signoretto, Murano • Orchestra Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Firenze • Siena School for Liberal Arts • Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia • Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano • Università degli Studi di Genova • Università degli Studi di Padova • Università degli Studi di Pavia, Cremona; • Università di degli Studi di Perugia • Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” • Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” • Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, Colorno • Università di Bologna Furthermore, I would like to announce that the Politecnico di Torino has offered four Fulbright scholarships for Graduate Studies for the academic year 2010-11. Through a collaborative agreement between the Ministry of Education, the US Embassy, The US- Italy Fulbright Commission, and 13 Italian high schools, seven English Teaching Assistants will be in Italy from October 2009 to June 2010 to assist Italian professors teaching English and American culture in Palermo, Catania, Matera, Salerno, Naples and Rome. The Fulbright Meeting and Orientation for the US Graduates and ETAs will be held at Roma Tre on October 20-21 and at the Ministry of Education on October 7-9, respectively. We encourage Fulbright Alumni in the same universities, cities or disciplinary fields to contact the grantees through the Commission so as to facilitate and enrich their stay in Italy academically and personally. In response to the suggestions and feedback we receive from the numerous friends and alumni, the Commission’s website is expanding and becoming more user-friendly. In particular, I would like to draw your attention to the new page on the English degrees taught at Italian Universities, which facilitates the research for English programs in Italy for our friends and alumni in the U.S. See http:// ww2.fulbright.it/download/Courses-in-English.pdf Please keep in touch with us and inform us in case of changes of your contact details. As always, your suggestions and contributions to our Newsletter are most welcome! Maria Grazia Quieti Executive Director, The U.S. – Italy Fulbright Commission Contents Welcome Message Executive Director p. 1 US Graduate Students p. 2 English Teaching Assistants p. 7 Testimonials The Development of DOP Cheeses in Italy p. 8 Preserving the Roman Baths p. 9 Fulbright Program at Glance For U.S. Citizens p. 10 For Italian Citizens p. 11 Contacts p. 12
  • 2. 2www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 Storing Sanctity: Sacristy Reliquary Cupboards in Late Medieval and Renaissance Italy - I will conduct research for my doctoral dissertation on late medieval and Renaissance reliquary cupboards in the Veneto. Large collections of valuable relics and reliquaries were often stored safely within wall-mounted cupboards in the sacristy that were enhanced by complex visual programs carried out in painting, sculpture and intarsia. My project addresses the development, iconography and function of this previously neglected aspect of the sacred environment by examining the artistic, ritual and devotional significance of Trecento and Quattrocento reliquary cupboards. Ashley Jane Elston from University of Kansas to Università degli Studi di Padova History of Art US Graduate Students 2009-2010 Arts The Copyist and the Copied: Nicolas Poussin in Seventeenth-Century Rome - The overarching goal of my research is to challenge the processing of Nicolas Poussin’s image by seventeenth-century art academies through an analysis of the nature of imitation in Baroque Rome. This involves three phases of research: gaining further knowledge of Poussin as a copyist, questioning how Poussin evolved into an artist that is copied, and culminating with the relationship between those copies in Rome and their legacy in the French academic tradition. Kathryn Farrar from University of California, Irvine to Académie de France à Rome Art History Friars in the City: Mendicant Architecture and Pious Practice in Medieval Verona (c. 1220-c. 1375) - My project examines how the mendicant churches of Verona responded to the social, economic, and religious structures of the medieval city. I explore how these sites were shaped by local pressures and circumstances, such as population distribution, economic practices, religious rituals, and urbanization. In doing so, I offer a new reading of Verona’s mendicant convents as part of a social process, proposing that these churches and their decoration reflect an intimate link between the friars and local religious and socio- economic institutions (such as the commune, the confraternity, and the merchant class). Meagan Green Labunski from Duke University, North Carolina to Università degli Studi di Padova Art/Architectural History The Sala Bologna in the Vatican Palace: Art and Astronomy in Counter-Reformation Rome - This dissertation will examine the fresco decoration of Gregory XIII’s Sala Bologna painted in the Vatican Palace in 1575 as a case study for reassessing the relationship between art, science, and spirituality in early modern Italy. Through the on-site examination of relevant imagery and archival documents, this project will reconcile a worldview that embraced science and religion as an indissoluble whole, but which we today have divided into separate enterprises. Emily Ann Urban from Rutgers University, New Jersey to Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’ Art/Architectural History Tintoretto’s San Marco Painting Cycle - The project comprises a study into the non-verbal political discourse of a cycle of five paintings dating from the mid to late sixteenth-century commissioned by the Scuola Grande di San Marco from the flamboyantly native painter Tintoretto.The project will include an examination of how citizens occupying a strange position both inside and outside the government collaborated with an artist to construct a particular definition of Venice, its people, and their expectations of the miraculous. Letha Catherine Chien from University of California, Berkeley to Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venezia Art History
  • 3. 3www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 Keyboard Seconda Prattica in the Copper- Engraved Toccatas of Girolamo Frescobaldi - My project examines the copper-engraving publication of Frescobaldi’s toccatas, issued in seven editions (1615-1637) by Nicolò Borboni. The florid passagework and daring harmonic dissonances of this opus epitomize the avant- garde musical idiom of the seconda pratica emerging in the seicento. Intended to arouse the affections, the revolutionary notational language of these toccatas exploits the expressive potential of engraving. With movable type, the composer/printer is greatly restricted, whereas with engraving anything notated in manuscript form may be reproduced identically. To consider how engraving impacted the transmission and dissemination of Baroque stylistic features, not adequately represented in typography, I analyze these toccatas’ transmission comparing them to manuscript and typographic transmissions of other Frescobaldi toccatas. Michael James Eisenberg from The City University of New York Graduate Center to Biblioteca Casanatense Library, Roma Music Affinities and Contrasts: Researching and Performing Italian Baroque and Modern Cello - Through studying and performing the solo cello works originating in 17th C. Italy, and their modern Italian counterparts, I will explore ways in which these compositions spawn, adhere to, or defy trends, and influence the form and use of the cello. In Como, I will study with celebrated cellist baroque Paolo Beschi and study works by modern composers, such as Berio, Sciarrino, and Sollima, who have themselves re-organized baroque-contemporary connections. Elinor Frey from McGill University, Montréal, Canada to Conservatorio di Musica “G.Verdi”, Como Musical Instrument Training - Cello An Untraditional Career Path: Studying Piccolo and Opera Repertoire - I plan to study at the L’Accademia Italiana Del Flauto in Rome, Italy. My concentrations will be the solo baroque piccolo repertoire and orchestral opera repertoire while working with specialists such as Nicola Mazzanti. I will frequent productions at the Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma. And I will collaborate with students at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia to perform a program of three Vivaldi piccolo concertos with accompaniment at a series of venues in Italy. Bianca Rose Garcia from New England Conservatory, Massachusetts to L’Accademia Italiana Del Flauto, Rome Musical Instrument Training - Piccolo Tracing Voices: Poetic Anthologies and the Transmission of Trecento Song - Secular music-making in medieval Florence was an interdisciplinary endeavor. Music was created by composers who were at the same time poets, clerics, intellectuals, and even merchants. The product of a multi-faceted cultural environment, Trecento song relies on the interplay between music and poetry to create meaning. My project seeks to bridge disciplinary boundaries between music and literature, focusing on the literary identity of song texts through an analysis of their placement in text-only poetic manuscripts. Lauren Lambert Jennings from University of Pennsylvania to Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” Musicology Arts
  • 4. 4www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 A Woman Scorned: Honoring the Revenge Lament in Early Modern Italy “Heaven has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turn’d, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman Scorned.” William Congreve in The Mourning Bride of 1697 (III/i) - Seventeenth- centurylamentsofthescornedwomanexpressed the injustice and dishonor of abandonment with giusto sdegno: a desire – and need – for revenge. Numerous, diverse performance venues for musical settings provided powerful, aggressive forums that enacted the battle of the sexes, afforded a crucial and visible mode for debates about female honor, and gave voice to the dangers of broken faith within the tumultuous social, political, and religious context of early- modern Italy. Melissa Ann Reilly from University of Chicago, Illinois to Università di Bologna; Università degli Studi di Pavia, Cremona Musicology Fishing for Hope: Social Sculpture and Sicilian Boat Craft - I believe in the possibility of using the arts as a tool that can be implemented within communities to foster discussion and communication. I will travel to Italy, to the city of Palermo for three main reasons: to study Sicilian boat craft, conduct weekly art workshops for disadvantaged children, and make a large-scale sculpture that involves the children from the workshops, while also using visual vocabulary from my research. Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford from University of Illinois at Chicago to Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo Sculpture Dissecting the Holy: Anatomy and Sanctity in Early Modern Italy - Focusing on the autopsies performed on saints during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Italy, this work will investigate the connection between religious belief and biological theories during the early modern period. Topics to be considered include physicians understandings of the link between spirituality and anatomy, the means by which sanctity was ‘proven’ to Catholic and Protestant contemporaries, the reception of medical theories of the body by lay people, and the ways in which doctors used the Church to promote their career. Bradford Albert Bouley from Stanford University, California to Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” Cultural and Intellectual History Arts Humanities Examination of Technique and Culture through Apprenticeship - As a sculptor, I am interested in the ineffable, the arcane and the esoteric aspects of the glass craft tradition. The goal of my project is to fully immerse myself into the Venetian glass-factory tradition, to study the history of the Venetian glass industry, and to experience and observe the tacit knowledge of the glass artisans that has been a part of a lineage that can be traced to the Middle Ages. I will partake in a formal apprenticeship in a factory with the glass master, Pino Signoretto. Stefanie Ann Pender from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence to Apprenticeship with maestro Pino Signoretto, Murano Sculpture Narrative Theater in Italy: Staging Culture for the Masses - Amidst intense socio-political turmoil from both the extreme left and right in late 1970s Italy, an innovative art form emerged that led to the scrutiny of those events for ideological discourse amongst the people. The examination of this art form, critically named “narrative theater” is not only significant for its interdisciplinary potential bridging Italian Studies with Theater Studies, but it engages a much broader discourse of how modern media can reshape notions of history. Juliet Fara Guzzetta from University of Michigan to DAMS, Università di Bologna Theatre Studies
  • 5. 5www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 Convent Culture and Cloistered Women in Early Modern Venice - In Renaissance Venice, convents were, at once, places of spiritual refuge and reflection, sources of civic pride, strongholds of intellectual enlightenment, and passageways to imprisonment and submission. Women who entered convents were as diverse as the convents themselves—young, old, wealthy, poor, devout, impious, modest, and ostentatious. While some women actively sought cloistered lives, others were forced into the commitment. My research uses convent chronicles and administrative documents to examine convent culture and to discern the influences of post- Tridentine confinement on the lives of Venetian convent women Courtney Ann Caruso from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri to Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia Cultural and Intellectual History Amelia Rosselli: Across Language - My Fulbright project is an examination of the work of the multilingual poet Amelia Rosselli (1930- 1996) at the Centro Manoscritti in Pavia and the Fondo Amelia Rosselli in Viterbo. Best known for her innovative Italian poetry, Rosselli also wrote in English and engaged with British and American poetics as a poet, critic and translator. By working in her archives I plan to trace this aesthetic hybridity and highlight the importance of her unique voice for an English readership. Diana C. Thow from University of Iowa to Fondo Amelia Rosselli, Viterbo; Centro Manoscritti di Pavia Language and Literature Humanities Sciences Translational Neuroengineering - My project focuses on translating the in-vitro electrophysiology research conducted by the Neuroengineering and Bio-nanoTechnologies (NBT) Group to more clinically relevant models. NBT’s previous work on neuroplasticity has important implications for stroke recovery and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, but it has not yet been tested in in-vivo models. The demonstration of these electrophysiological principles in in-vivo models would be a huge step towards the development of therapies based on this technology Peter Ricci Pellegrino from University of Iowa to Università degli Studi di Genova Engineering Creating a Support Network for Italian Parents with Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children - I am dedicating my Fulbright grant period to research how parents and hearing health professionals are serving Deaf children. It is my hope to learn where and what resources are lacking, and to work with others to strengthen both healthcare and educational resources (e.g., parent-mentoring program and education with mainstream programs) for families and their deaf and hard-of-hearing children, and the professionals who serve them. With better resources, families and health professionals are empowered to make better decisions in raising their Deaf children successfully. Christie Marie Ong from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York to Siena School for Liberal Arts Deaf Studies Foto By Julia Bruk
  • 6. 6www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 Sciences The effects of transglutaminase on the immune response of Celiac Disease - I will study the ability of an enzyme called, transglutaminase, to successfully suppress the specific immune response triggered by gluten in patients with a genetic condition called, Celiac disease (gluten sensitivity). The effects of transglutaminase in vivo will be investigated with transgenic mice that express Celiac disease. If successful, this enzyme treatment could permit consumption of gluten-containing products by Celiac patients without the harmful symptoms commonly linked with the disease. Kathryne Boucher Schwartz from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts to Istituto di Scienze dell’Alimentazione, CNR, Avellino Biology Italy: Food, Culture, and Health - During my doctoral work in Preventive Medicine, I discovered a striking disconnect between the fields of nutrition science and gastronomy, the art and science of good eating. As a Fulbright scholar, I will work to integrate these two disciplines, which I believe is an imperative step in preventing chronic disease. Considering that Italy is a global leader in the field of gastronomy, I will explore the protective health effects of gastronomy in Italian culture. Emily Ventura from University of Southern California to Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, Colorno Public Health Redefining community: Interplay of immigration, community, identity and culture in Italy - Given the recent influx of immigrants to Italy, Italians are faced with the need to redefine their conceptions of nationalism, identity and community. My project seeks to investigate how Italy’s changing cultural climate is shaping and re-defining conceptions of community, and how this complex process links to identity and nationalism. It will also examine the practical side of these insights and what they mean for efforts aimed at integrating immigrants. Clelia Anna Mannino from University of Minnesota to Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano Psychology Social Sciences Larinum: A case study for the spread of Roman culture - I will study the settlement patterns, major monuments, and inscriptions from the area around Larinum, in order to investigate how they reflect the processes of cultural change that occurred at this site from the fourth to first centuries BCE. In this period, Larinum transitioned from being a non-Roman capital to being a Roman municipium. My project involves viewing artifacts at Larinum, conducting library research in Rome, and meeting with scholars from Perugia who study Larinum. Elizabeth Carol Robinson from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to Università degli Studi di Perugia Archeology Can a Culture’s Passion for Quality Food become a Solution for World Hunger? - With impending population increases, skyrocketing rates of disease, poverty, and hunger, and growing political unrest in the third world, the goal of access to good, clean and fair food through ensured food sovereignty and security seems evermore impossible. As such, I will examine to what extent, if any, the Italian food and agriculture industry would serve as an effective, Slow Food model for the creation of sustainable and sovereign food and agriculture systems throughout the third world. Brittany Christine Goodrich from The George Washington University, Washington DC to Università degli Studi di Scienze Gastronomiche, Colorno Public Health
  • 7. 7www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 English Teaching Assistants (ETAs) English Language Ashley Rose Esser from Columbia University, New York to Liceo Scientifico “Farnesina” and Liceo Tecnico Industriale “Copernico”, Pomezia Elise Michelle Cimino from University of San Diego, California to Liceo Classico “N. Spedialieri” and Istituto Sant’Orsola, Catania Caitlin Lee Browne from Brown University, Rhode Island to Centro Educativo Ignaziano and Liceo Scientifico “G. Galilei”, Palermo Tiziana Anna Briscese from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey to Liceo Scientifico “J.F.Kennedy”, Rome and School in L’Aquila Acacia Marie O’Connor from Vassar College, New York to Liceo Scientifico “G.Siani”, Aversa and Liceo Artistico Statale, Benevento Francesca Elizabeth Polvere from Duke University, North Carolina to Liceo Classico “E.Duni” and Liceo Scientifico “Dante Alighieri”, Matera Kathryn Elizabeth Zingarelli from College of the Holy Cross, Massachusetts to Liceo Classico “G. Garibaldi” and Istituto Tecnico Commerciale “M.Pagano”, Napoli
  • 8. 8www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 I cannot imagine a more outstanding opportunity for cultural immersion and academic development than the Italian Fulbright experience. The program’s accommodating structure and emphasis on cultural exchange provide full occasion to absorb an extraordinary amount of information while enjoying the Italian way of life.The nine months I spent in the small town of Bra, in the Piedmont, will remain a defining moment in my development as a leader and drive my dedication and desire to use this newly acquired knowledge back in the United States. Italy is a country rich in agricultural and cultural heritage, yet while we enjoy Italian food in the US, we rarely consider its past. Having grown up on a farm and after studying French and Italian at Princeton, I set out to study one component of Italian food and agriculture that would teach me about the country, its cuisine, and how these two entities support Italian agriculture: cheese. For nine months, I lived in the Piedmont and traveled all around the county to visit farmers, work in aging caves, and see distribution facilities to study Italian cheese. Cheese is an ideal part of the Italian system for sustainable food and agriculture because its production is a way in which small farmers all over the peninsula can produce a product, using centuries-old traditions, that can be aged and sold around the world. By spending time with farmers, their cows, sheep, and goats, their vendors, and their consumers, I saw firsthand how famous cheeses such as Castelmagno, Grana Padano, Provolone, Ragusano, Parmigiano Reggiano, Gorgonzola, and even Bitto were produced. For me, the Fulbright experience was as much about studying the past as it was thinking about the future, in the context of the daily actions of eating. Food acts as the underpinning of a culture – we develop relationships by sitting down to a meal and we solidify traditions by producing the same products with specific agricultural methods over centuries of civilization. As students, we are unbelievably fortunate that so strong a program for cultural exchange exists, and I would like to speak on the behalf of Fulbright scholars to thank the Commission for creating and sustaining this opportunity for us. by Kathryn Andersen (2008-2009 U.S. Graduate) The Development of DOP Cheeses in Italy: Studying Sustainable Food and Gastronomic Culture Fulbrighter Story
  • 9. 9www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 I spent the 2008-2009 Fulbright term in Florence, Italy, developing 3 series of paintings. For my first series, (2 paintings are depicted in the images “Saturnia”, to the right, and “La Mola”, below) I traveled to various outdoor, natural, sulfuric springs throughoutItalytodocumentviaphotographs and drawings how people preserve the tradition of using these baths for their healing qualities. I used my documentation to make paintings in my studio in Florence. Two months following my return to America, I showed paintings from my bathing series as well as my last body of work I made in Italy, concerning rituals in the Brazilian martial art, capoeira, at Linda Warren Gallery in Chicago. My stay in Italy definitely provided me with many challenges and surprises which allowed me to make unexpected developments in my work and to grow in many different ways. I am still sorting through many hours of film footage, thousands of photos, and many ideas which I will continue to use in my current work. My paintings can be viewed at www.lindawarrengallery.com and www.meganeuker.com. by Megan Euker (2008-2009 U.S. Graduate) Fulbrighter Story Preserving the Roman Baths: Bathing Rituals in Natural Springs Join us on Facebook! The US - Italy Fulbright Commission is on Facebook! Please join our Fulbright - Italy group to connect, ask questions, share experiences and keep in touch! Social Networks
  • 10. 10www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 Program at Glance Program for U.S. Citizens A.Y. 2010-2011 for more information Program Number of Grants Grant Amount For Whom Objective Length of Grant & A.Y. Application Deadline Graduate Studies 19 € 13,800 College graduates or graduating seniors, Master's or doctoral degree candidates, young professionals and artists Study and research in all disciplines 9 months 2010-11 October 20, 2009 English Language Teaching Assistants 5 € 12,800 College graduates, Master or doctoral degree candidates Assist English language teachers as a native-speaker in Italian high schools 9 months 2010-11 October 20, 2009 Graduate Study at Polytechnic of Turin 4 € 9,300 College graduates or graduating seniors and doctoral degree candidates Study and research in the Engineering and Architecture Fields 9 months 2010-11 October 20, 2009 Fulbright Casten Family Foundation Award 1 €22,100 University graduates (bachelor's or master's) Participating in the Master in Food Culture and Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences 1 year 2010-11 October 20, 2009 Fulbright Grants in Deafness 2 €10,500 Graduate students in deafness related areas Research, teaching, and/or collaborating on projects in deafness-related fields 6 months 2010-11 October 20, 2009 Vinciguerra Fund Grant / Fulbright Travel Grant 1 €1,600 College graduates or graduating seniors, Master's or doctoral degree candidates, young professionals and artists Study and research in the creative and performing arts 9 months 2010-11 October 20, 2009 Distinguished Chairs 3 minimum€ 28,500 maximum€ 86,500 Eminent scholars and professionals Lecturing and/or conducting research at Italian universities that host "Fulbright Chairs": University of Naples Parthenope (Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development ), University of Trento (Law), Polytechnic of Turin (Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering ) 3-10 months 2010-11 August 1, 2009 Junior and Senior Research Scholars 4 € 8,700 - Junior € 10,760 - Senior Researchers Research in all disciplines 4 months 2010-11 August 1, 2009 Senior Lecturers 7 minimum€ 9,500 maximum€ 37,000 US faculty and professionals Lecturing and/or conducting research in: all disciplines (1 aw ard), Scientific Research Methodology (1 aw ard at the University of Siena), Policies and Tools for Environmental Sustainability (1 aw ard at the Polytechnic of Turin), American Studies (4 aw ards) at the universities of: Salerno (American Cultural Studies), Roma Tre (American Intellectual History), Venice Ca' Foscari (American Literature), Naples L'Orientale (American Literature) 3-6 months 2010-11 August 1, 2009 Junior Lecturers 3 € 9,250 - Eng € 9,900 - Math Researchers and University Professors Tw o grants to lecture in Math and Sciences and one to lecture in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Trento 6 months 2010-11 August 1, 2009 Classics Seminar 10 Travel costs and tution fees Teachers (9-12 grade) and tw o- year college teachers w ho teach courses in Latin, Greek or the Classics Summer Seminar on Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome and the Vergilian Society in Cuma 8 w eeks summer 2010 www. americancouncils. com Inter-country Program Variable Travel costs U.S. Scholars in Italy or in other European countries during their Fulbright grant Lessons, Seminars, conferences 2009-2010 info@fulbright.it Fulbright Senior Specialists Program 6 Travel costs and stipend Professors on the Senior Specialist roster w w w .cies.org/specialists Lessons, Seminars, Conferences 2-6 w eeks 2009-10 info@fulbright.it Fulbright US Student Program Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program Fulbright US Scholar Program
  • 11. 11www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 Program at Glance Program for Italian Citizens A.Y. 2010-2011 and A.Y, 2011-2012 please visit www.fulbright.it Program Number of Grants Grant Amount For Whom Objective Length of Grant & A.Y. Application Deadline Fulbright (self-placed) 3 up to $38,000 Graduates admitted to U.S. Universities Master or Ph.D. Programs 9 months 2011-12 February 12, 2010 Fulbright (IIE Placed) 4 up to $38,000 Graduates Master or Ph.D. Programs 9 months 2011-12 May 3, 2010 Fulbright (self-placed) 3 up to $38,000 Graduates admitted to U.S. Universities Master or Ph.D. Programs 9 months 2011-12 February 11, 2011 Fulbright - Santoro 1 $30,000 Graduates Master in International Relations 9 months 2011-12 May 3, 2010 Fulbright - Finmeccanica 1-2 $40,000 per year Graduates in scientific and technological disciplines Master in scientific and technological disciplines 1-2 years 2011-12 May 3, 2010 Fulbright Science & Technology Award 2 full coverage Graduates in scientific and technological disciplines Ph.D. in scientific and technological disciplines 3-5 years 2011-12 March 25, 2010 Fulbright - BEST (Business Exchange and Student Training) about 15 full coverage Graduates, Ph.Ds and Ph.D. Students Courses in Entrepreneurship and Management and internships in U.S. businesses 6 months 2010-11 February 15, 2010 Summer Seminars 2 up to $13,000 English language and literature teachers at Italian secondary schools, university professors of Educational Sciences, Ministry of Education officials Seminars in American culture and language 6 w eeks Summer 2010 December 11, 2009 Fulbright Visiting Student Researcher 12 $10,000 Ph.D. students in Italy Research projects for doctoral dissertation agreed upon directly w ith an institution in the U.S. 6-9 months 2010-11 January 15, 2010 Fulbright-Rotary Club Napoli Posillipo 1 $10,000 Ph.D. students in Italy in Engineering or Architecture Research projects for doctoral dissertation agreed upon directly w ith an institution in the U.S. 6-9 months 2010-11 January 15, 2010 Fulbright Research Scholar 15 up to $ 12,000 Ph.D.s, researchers, associate professors Research projects in various areas agreed upon directly w ith an institution in the U.S. 6-9 months 2010-11 January 15, 2010 Fulbright Schuman Program variable Travel costs and up to $3,000 monthly stipend Researchers, Professors, Experts Research in European Studies and History of U.S.-Europe Relations. w w w .fulbright.be 3-10 months 2010-11 March 1, 2010 Distinguished Lecturer (Fulbright Chair) 1 $24,000 University Professors Lecturing in Italian Studies at Georgetow n University 4 months 2010-11 October 30, 2009 Distinguished Lecturer (Fulbright Chair) 4 minimum$18,000 maximum$24,000 University Professors Lecturing in Italian Studies w ithin Humanities and Social Sciences Departments at the universities of Notre Dame, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Northw estern 3-5 months 2010-11 February 1, 2010 New Century Scholar Program variable full coverage Researchers, Professors, Experts Research, Seminars in Europe and the U.S. on a topic of global significance 12 months 2010-11 w w w .cies.org/ncs Scholar-in- Residence Program variable Travel costs and stipend Professors, Experts Lecturing at U.S. Universities upon invitation 4-9 months 2010-11 w w w .cies.org/sir EU Scholar-in- Residence Program variable Travel costs and stipend Professors, Experts Lecturing in EU studies at U.S. Universities upon invitation w w w .fulbright.be 4-9 months 2010-11 March 1, 2010 Inter-country program variable US Fulbright scholars travel expenses Professors/Departments interested in inviting American Fulbright professors or researchers in Italy or in Europe Lessons, Seminars, Conferences 2009-10 info@fulbright.it Fulbright Senior Specialists Program 6 Travel costs and stipend Professors/Departments interested in inviting American professors on the Senior Specialist roster w w w .cies.org/specialists Lessons, Seminars, Conferences 2-6 w eeks 2009-10 info@fulbright.it Opportunities for Italian universities Study Opportunities Research Opportunities Lecturing Opportunities Special Programs
  • 12. 12www.fulbright.it Fulbright - Italy Newsletter Issue 4, October 2009 The US - Italy Fulbright Commission Via Castelfidardo, 8 - 00185 Roma Tel. 06/4888.211 - Fax 06/4815680 e-mail: info@fulbright.it www.fulbright.it The Fulbright - Italy Newsletter is published by The US - Italy Fulbright Commission Please send us your contributions and/or comments to fulbrightcommission@fulbright.it To unsubscribe please send an e-mail to fulbrightcommission@fulbright.it with “UNSUBSCRIBE” as a subject heading.

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