Fondazione 1563 Fellowships
Landscape and nature (1680–1750)

Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura of the Compagnia di San Paolo launches a competition for 5 Fellowships on the Age and the Culture of Baroque.
The Study Program on the Age and the Culture of Baroque aims to promote research in this field and to provide to young scholars useful titles to access career opportunities with academic and cultural institutions.
In this sense from 2013 to 2017 the Foundation launched a call for proposals to award fellowships on the Culture of Baroque for young Italian and foreign scholars 35 years old and younger.
This is the sixth edition of the competition.
The notice of the 2018 competition is available online at
Applications can be submitted using the online application form only.
Applications submitted by other means will not be considered.
The Notice of Competition is published on 16 April 2018; the deadline for submission of applications is 22 July 2018, h 24.00 (midnight).
The offices of the Fondazione (ph. +39 011 440 1405, info(at) are available to provide additional information and clarifications.

The Rosaria Cigliano Fellowship Program aims to assign individual fellowships to promote original studies on the Age of Baroque, also in an international comparative perspective. Research proposals for the 2018 call will need to pertain to the following theme:
Landscape and nature (1680-1750)
A fundamental indicator of the variation of cultural aspirations between the late Seventeenth and the mid-Eighteenth century is the representation of the natural world and the landscape. The Seicento is the century of scientific breakthroughs and sees the formulation of new theoretical canons of representation of nature, through a doctrine that aims to amend natural features and thus to improve on them. As modernity gains momentum, in the Eighteenth century nature reclaims its centrality and authoritativeness with a great variety of outcomes in the European centers of literary, philosophical, artistic, musical, and architectural production, where the new priorities combine, connect, mitigate and find liberation from the sedimentation of earlier traditions.

The competition is open to researchers born after 1st January 1983 holding a university or master’s degree, or other equivalent degrees, issued by an Italian or equivalent foreign University. Priority will be given to applicants holding a PhD or equivalent from an Italian or foreign university. The competition’s relevant disciplines, that may be approached also from a multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary standpoint, are:
- social and demographic history
- political history
- history of economics and history of economic thought
- history of science and technology
- history of literature
- history of philosophy
- history of music
- history of theater
- art history
- history of architecture

The following applications will not be eligible to participate in this call:
- applications submitted by researchers who have been awarded other grants, scholarships, fellowships or similar, concerning the same topic that makes the object of the application submitted for this competition;
- applications concerning projects whose subject is not original; however, the theme may be recognized as original if it is in line with past scientific projects undertaken by the applicant;
- applications for projects that are not scientific research projects according to recognized solid scientific standards.
- military history.

Each of the 5 Fellowships will consist of an annual grant amounting to € 23,000 before tax and other charges. Each Fellowship will last for one year, starting 1st January 2019 and ending 31st December 2019. It may be renewed for an additional quarter, without compensation and upon request of the grantee, supported by the tutor’s opinion and subject to approval by the Foundation, that reserves the right to decide on the matter.
A tutor will be appointed by the Foundation as an expert in the selected discipline, in agreement with the grantee, to support the grantee in the research activity and to evaluate the outcomes.
The annual grant will be paid out in three installments:
- the first, amounting to 40% of total, when the fellowship is awarded;
- the second, amounting to 30% of total, upon submission and evaluation of the half-year report;
- the third, amounting to 30% of total, upon conclusion of the research project and evaluation thereof.
Refunds of documented travel and accommodation expenses related to the Fellowship project are envisaged for up to € 1,500 per year and must be authorized in advance by the Foundation (“mission procedure”) on a proposal by the tutor.

Applications will be submitted exclusively using the forms available online and following the procedure indicated on the Foundation’s website under Chi siamo/Bandi/Procedure in corso/Borse di Alti Studi 2018 at
Applications must be submitted by 22 July 2018 at h 24.00 (midnight).

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Quelle: Fondazione 1563