Venice’s CINI Foundation 2015 Vittore Branca Center Scholarship application deadline: January 31, 2015

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Foundazione Giorgio Cini: Vittore Branca Center

Application deadline: January 31, 2015

In Venice, on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, there is a new residential resource for humanities studies where young researchers and expert scholars can stay while working in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini libraries.

The International Center for the Study of Italian Culture is named after Vittore Branca – a world-renowned Italianist who was Secretary General of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

Who can attend the Vittore Branca Center?

University students, professors, writers and artists willing to pursue some research work on the Fondazione collections, bequests and archives.

Fondazione Giorgio Cini Library

Fondazione Giorgio Cini Library

How to apply to the Vittore Branca Center?

Applicants shall propose a research project focused on Italian – be it visual arts, history, literature, music, drama, early printed books, from an interdisciplinary point of view – to be pursued in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini libraries.

Every applicant shall send:


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Each application will be examined by a panel of specialists; the Fondazione Giorgio Cini offers co-financing and scholarships to reduce costs of stay.

The 2015 VITTORE BRANCA CENTER SCHOLARSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT application deadline is January 31, 2015.

What services are offered?

accommodation in a single or double room in the Vittore Branca Center Residence on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice with free access to all common spaces such as fitness room, music room, terrace, and areas in the monumental complex;

privileged access to the Giorgio Cini Foundation libraries and archives housed in the Foundation. The ideal “piazza” of the Vittore Branca Center is the Nuova Manica Lunga, the new heart of the restyled user services (including wi-fi connection) in the Fondazione library complex;

free access to all cultural initiatives organized by Fondazione Giorgio Cini (workshops, conferences, exhibitions, concerts);

orientation on documents and collections held in the Fondazione libraries and the main Venetian libraries and archives;

tutorship to assist scholars in exploring the Venetian cultural offer and to put them in contact with each discipline specialists to help them make the most out of their research experience.

How to get there?

Vaporetto #2 – “San Giorgio” stop – click here to download the ACTV timetable

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

The Giorgio Cini Foundation is a non-profit cultural institution based in Venice, Italy. It was constituted by Vittorio Cini, in memory of his son Giorgio, with the aim of restoring the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore (devastated after 100 years of military occupation) and of creating an international cultural center that would re-integrate the Island into the life of Venice.

«The Giorgio Cini Foundation’s mission is to promote the redevelopment of the monumental complex on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore and encourage the creation and development of educational, social, cultural and artistic institutions in its surrounding territory.»

The creation of the Foundation was one of the most considerable private initiatives of the 20th century. The importance of this undertaking was borne out by the initial investment committed to rehabilitate the Island and by the many events the Foundation has promoted or hosted since. It is further substantiated by the cultural patrimony conserved on the Island and, since 1984, at the Gallery of Palazzo Cini at San Vio.

Alongside the Foundation’s commitment to its own research and the conferences and seminars growing out of this work, the Island welcomes events sponsored by distinguished cultural and scientific organizations. It has even been the site of major international summits (inprimis the G7 in 1980 and 1987).

The role of the Giorgio Cini Foundation is attested by the many highly esteemed intellectuals, artists, politicians and economists who have been involved in its programm, and by the recollections of scholars and guests who have spent time on the Island.

Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture

Isola di S. Giorgio Maggiore, Venice – ITALY

T. + 39 041 2710253
fb: Fondazione Giorgio Cini

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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