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Visiting Fellowship

The Charles and Joan Alberto Institute at Seton Hall University is pleased to announce the availability of one Visiting Fellowship for the Fall semester of the 2020-21 academic year.  This fellowship aims at providing young scholars in Italian Studies with the opportunity to live and do research for a period up to one month in the New York/New Jersey area and to be part of the Italian Studies community at Seton Hall University. We welcome candidates from any countries and specializing in any area of Italian Studies. Candidates from countries other than England are particularly encouraged to apply.  

Seton Hall University is located in South Orange, NJ, not far from major libraries in New York City and Princeton University. During his or her visit, the selected candidate will be asked to give a public lecture at the Alberto Institute, two lectures to undergraduate students, and participate to the life of our Italian Studies Program. Candidates must be fluent in both English and Italian. 

The fellowship will cover both travel and lodging expenses (flight or train transportation from the city/country of origin and housing for one month) and will provide office space in the Walsh library, which is the home of the Valente Collection, the second largest Italian Studies book collection in New Jersey. 

Those who are interested in applying should send in one pdf file: 

  • their curriculum vitae 
  • a two-page (max) summary of a research project for which they would need to be in this geographic area 
  • two alternative dates for the fellowship, which must be started and completed within the following period: September 20-November 22, 2020 
  • proposed topics for one lecture to be delivered at our Institute (in English), and for two lectures to undergraduate students of Italian

Two letters of recommendation should also be sent directly to Dr. Romani.

The Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute was founded in 2003 with the mission of coordinating Seton Hall University's many activities relating to Italian and Italian American history and culture, to sponsor cultural events and to promote curriculum development and community outreach. Our visiting fellowship has been established to promote scholarly exchanges and further develop the scope of academic activities offered in Italian Studies at Seton Hall University. Click here for more information. 

Applications should be sent to Dr. Gabriella Romani, Director of the Alberto Italian Studies Institute at by March 29, 2020. A selection of finalists will be contacted for an informal interview (by phone or skype) and the final candidate will be announced by the middle of May 2020.

Information on past Visiting Fellows »

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