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