Benno Geiger scholarship for studies on literary archives, Venice

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Application deadline: 31 August 2021

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers one 3month residential scholarship to enable studies focused on the Benno Geiger Archive, which is preserved on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, as well as  on  other  literary  archives  held  at  the  Fondazione.  The  scholarship  is  in  accordance  with  Elsa  Geiger  Ariè's  will  and  is  associated  with  the  “Premio  letterario  Benno  Geiger  per  la  traduzione  poetica”, an annual poetry translation prize, set up to commemorate her father.   


The  3month  residential  scholarship  (not extendable) is offered  to Italian and  foreign graduates,  postgraduates  and  postdoctoral  researchers  who  must  not  be  over  40  on  30  August  2021.  The  scholarship  must  be  associated  with  a  research  residency  at  the  “Vittore  Branca”  International  Center for Studies of Italian Culture in the period from January to December 2022.    


The residential scholarship is divided as follows:  •  a  gross  sum1   of  3,100  euros  as  a  contribution  to  general  expenses,  travel  and  board,  paid  in  deferred monthly installments at the end of each month residency period by bank transfer only;  • accommodation free of charge for three months in the Vittore Branca Center Residence on the  Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and free use of the Vittore Branca Center facilities.



Candidates shall send their scholarship application, complete with the required documents (see  below), in digital form to:   Applications must be sent by August 31, 2021 with the following enclosed documents:     application form;     degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior qualification;     copy  of  a  degree  dissertation  (for  PhD  students)  or  doctorate  thesis  (for  postdoctorate  researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic works;       curriculum vitae, including knowledge of languages;     research topic and a description (around 1,500 words) of the study program that the candidate  will  follow,  specifying  aims,  time  scale,  and  materials  and  documents  to  be  consulted  at  the  Fondazione Giorgio Cini;     2  reference  letters  from  professors  and  scholars  who  supervise  or  have  supervised  the  candidate, on headed notepaper of the relevant university or institution.  Both  positive  and  negative  results  of  the  assessment  of  the  scholarship  applications  will  be  communicated by the end of October 2021.   The scholarship will be awarded by the Fondazione with no right of appeal.  Anyone who has already been awarded with a “Benno Geiger” scholarship is not eligible to  reapply, whereas  those who  have applied  but  received  no  scholarship  can apply again  both  for  the “Benno Geiger” scholarship as well as other scholarships offered by the Fondazione.   


The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture offers the opportunity for  interdisciplinary exchanges with fellow scholars attending the Center as well as with the  academic community at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.  Facilities and benefits include:  a) Libraries and Photo Library at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, specialized in art history,  Venetian history, literature, music, dance, drama and early printed books. Vittore Branca  Center scholars can enjoy advice by specialists and the possibility of borrowing books.


b) Cultural events (seminars, conferences, exhibitions, concerts) organized by the Fondazione  Giorgio Cini. Residents thus have the opportunity to explore the broader background to  their own work.  c) The Residence situated in the grounds of the Island, the Residence can accommodate  around 90 scholars in selfcatering miniapartments with a telephone, connection to  Internet  and  shared  laundry  services.  Kitchen  facilities  enable  residents  to  economize  on  food  expenses. The Residence is also equipped with reception, surveillance and cleaning  services plus food dispensers. To encourage social life and exchanges of ideas, there are a  number of shared spaces for use by all guests: living room, music room, fitness area and  terrace.  d) Tutors to assist scholarship holders in becoming familiar with the Island and its  documentary and artistic heritage as well as offering guidance about the cultural offering  of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the city of Venice.  e) Other services, such as:  a work station with an Internet connection in the Nuova Manica Lunga, the Fondazione  main documentary center;  social initiatives specifically aimed at residents;  guidance on the Venetian heritage and on how to use libraries and archives in the city  of Venice.  


To  receive payment and  to continue enjoying  the benefits of a scholarship at  the Vittore Branca  Center, scholarship holders are expected to:   – stay in  the Vittore Branca Center Residence  for three consecutive months in a chosen period  from  January  –  December  2022.  Trips  for  research  purposes,  attending  conferences  or  work  commitments related to the research project at the Vittore Branca Center must be documented in  writing  in  advance  and  will  not  be  added  to  the  days  of  absence  for  personal  reasons.  Days  of  absence for personal reasons must not add up to more than 15 days. Absences are counted from  Monday to Saturday, Sundays are excluded;   – present their research project to the academic and professional community at the Fondazione  and  attend  all  presentations  of  other  scholarship  holders’  research  projects  during  their  residency;   – report  regularly  to  their  academic  tutor  on  research  work  in  progress  and  submit  a  written  report of 10 pages on the status of their research project at the end of the research residency; 



–  mention  the  scholarship,  using  the  exact  wording,  in  their  curriculum  vitae  and  in  any  publications associated with their research at the Vittore Branca Center of the Fondazione Giorgio  Cini.                                   Venice, 15.04.2021

Quelle der Beschreibung: Information des Anbieters


Literatur aus Deutschland/Österreich/Schweiz, Italienische Literatur, Literaturgeschichtsschreibung (Geschichte; Theorie)
Pascoli; Comisso; Marinetti; Croce; Hofmannsthal; Rilke




Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture



Verknüpfte Ressourcen

Stellen, Stipendien

Residential Scholarship at 2021 Corso Internazionale di Alta Cultura. Venice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini.
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 30.07.2021
Letzte Änderung: 30.07.2021