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Amici Prize

Undergraduate Research in Italian Studies

The Center for Italian Studies at Penn awards a yearly prize for a research project in Italian Studies to be conducted in Italy in conjunction with one of the university's authorized programs for study abroad (for example, the Penn-in-Venice Summer Program).

The awarded sum is $1,000. Applicants can propose a project in any field of Italian Studies to be begun in Italy with supervision by a secondary advisor connected to the pertinent study abroad program, and to be concluded at Penn under the direction of a Penn faculty advisor who will oversee the project as an independent study taken for credit after the student returns to Penn. The research project is expected to result in a paper that will be published on the Internet through the home page of the Center for Italian Studies.

Applications should take the form of a detailed project proposal accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor and be submitted in the form of a MS-Word document to:

Dr. Fabio Finotti
Director, Center for Italian Studies

Queries to clarify the suitability of any particular project can be made to the Center for Italian Studies:

The deadline for Summer submissions is April 10.

The deadline for Fall and Spring submissions is August 31


Past Amici Prizes - Examples

1998 Rebecca Falkoff

1997 Stefania Patinella

1996 Karen Arnone


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