Grants for universities (chapter 2619/2 – 2023)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has issued a decree by which it establishes the criteria and procedures for the disbursement of funds allocated in chapter 2619 management plan 2.
These grants are for the creation and operation of chairs/professorships/lectureships of Italian language at foreign universities and are intended for the total or partial coverage of the remuneration of teachers hired by universities under local law contracts. The term “cattedra”, i. e. chairs/professorships/lectureships of Italian means positions and/or courses in universities, in which the Italian language is among the languages taught, according to the regulations of the institution concerned, even if the position or course has a different denomination. These grants are intended for the partial or entire contribution to the payment of the Italian position. The contribution request for the Italian teaching position should not exceed 25,000.00 euros which corresponds to 50% of the annual stipend of a lecturer at an Italian university.
The contributions granted in the fiscal year 2023 must be used by the end of the 2023/24 academic year.
Please carefully read the attached guidelines and criteria:
CAP. 2619/2 – E.F. 2023 CONTRIBUTI PER SOSTEGNO ALLE CATTEDRE DI LINGUA ITALIANA
ISTRUZIONI PER LA PRESENTAZIONE E L’INVIO DELLE RICHIESTE DI CONTRIBUTO
The deadline to submit applications to this office is March 27th, 2023.
Universities interested in competing and subsequently applying for grants must submit the following documents, each individually dated, signed and stamped by the dean or Department head:
– Letter of request (maximum 1 page) with the motivation for the request;
– Form A (request for contribution);
– Form B (final report on the use of the last contribution received, as applicable).
Please note that both Form A and Form B should be filled out electronically, preferably in Italian. All documents should be completed in full, dated, signed and stamped by the applicant. The letter and the forms must be submitted to the Education Office of the Consulate General of Italy in Boston by March 27th, 2023.
For further information, do not hesitate to contact the Education Officie at the Consulate:
Telephone number: 617 722 9409