The Renaissance Society of America
and the Vittore Branca Center co-sponsor the Patricia H. Labalme
Named after Vittore Branca, a world-renowned Italianist and historic
Secretary General of Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Vittore Branca
for the Study of Italian Culture is a new international resource for humanities
The Vittore Branca Center aims to provide a place of study and meeting
for young researchers and expert scholars interested in furthering their knowledge
in a field of Italian civilization (especially the culture of the Veneto) — visual
arts, history, literature, music, drama — from an interdisciplinary point of
The residential facilities on the Island provide scholars and
researchers with the opportunity to work and stay at length in Venice at economically reasonable conditions
in a setting conducive to reflection and intellectual exchanges.
Researchers at the Vittore
also have privileged access to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini libraries and
archives housed in the Foundation. The ideal piazza of the Vittore Branca
Center is the Nuova
Manica Lunga library, heart of the restyled user services in the Giorgio Cini
Foundation library complex.
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The Renaissance Society of America will award $3,000
to the selected scholar to spend one month in the Vittore Branca Center Residence
to conduct research in Venice
libraries and archives.
From that sum the selected scholar will pay for
airfare, lodging, and per diem
The Giorgio Cini Foundation will directly contribute to lodging expenses
for the selected scholar, by offering a special rate of €35 per night for
one month (the full cost of a single room in the Vittore Branca Residence on the Island of San
Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, amounts to €70 a day). Should the selected scholar choose
to remain longer, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini would allow for an extension of
the stay at this rate*.
At the Vittore Branca Center, the scholar will have internet access in
the Manica Lunga Library and in the residence room;
free use of common spaces including fitness room, music room, living room, terrace;
orientation on the Giorgio Cini Foundation archives and information on Venetian
libraries; free access to all cultural initiatives organized by the Fondazione
Giorgio Cini, including exhibitions, workshops, international conferences,
seminars in the fields of arts, music, history, literature, theater.
Each room in the Residence, located in the heart of the park on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, is equipped with
private bathroom, Internet cable connection, a self-catering area featuring a
refrigerator, a sink and a microwave/grill oven. Guests are also provided with
information on supermarkets and other useful information about the city of Venice. Each room also
has a telephone which can be used to receive calls and to make toll-free calls
with international cards. Bed linens and towels are supplied, and they get
changed once a week when rooms are cleaned. The Residence has a coin laundry with
washing machines, dryer and iron.
The Renaissance Society of America agrees to
post information about this grant on its website and publicize it as it does with
other research grants. The application deadline will coincide with the other
RSA research grants, and the RSA’s grants committee will select the candidate
from among the applications during this annual grant submission and evaluation
process. The RSA agrees to forward information on the selected candidate and
research project so that the Fondazione Giorgio Cini may confirm this selection
before the award is announced and granted. This grant shall only be awarded to
scholars willing to live and work at the Vittore Branca Center, Venice.
50% of the payment of
accommodation in the Vittore Branca Center Residence shall be made by the
selected scholar before his/her arrival in Venice. The other half of the payment shall
be paid in loco.