Luguria Study Center for the Arts and the Humanities: The Bogliasco Fellowship

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Deadline: January 15 for fall-winter quarter, April 15 for winter-spring quarter (receipt)

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Robert Bird, Slavic (2009/10); Rebecca West, Romance (2002/03); Elizabeth Asmis, Classics (2000/01); others not available

Competition Level: Approximately 50 fellowships are awarded annually; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: No particular requirement

Bogliasco Fellows are in residence at the Luguria Center near Genoa, Italy for one month or, in some cases, a half semester. In special circumstances, residencies of other lengths may be approved. They are provided with living quarters (bedroom with private bath), a separate private studio, and full board. These fellowships are awarded to qualified persons doing creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theater, and visual arts.  A project is presumed to lead to the completion of an artistic, literary, or scholarly work, followed by publication, performance, exhibition, or other public presentation.

The fellowships are scheduled during the two semesters of the traditional academic year, spring-winter and winter-spring. A stipend is not provided; travel costs are assumed by the fellow.

The Luguria Study Center for the Arts and the Humanities also offers the following special fellowships. All persons who are awarded Bogliasco Fellowships are automatically eligible for Special Fellowship status. No additional materials are required.

Aaron Copland Bogliasco Fellowship in Music
The Aaron Copland Foundation has provided funding for a Fellowship reserved for an American composer.  In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Roger Sessions Memorial Bogliasco Fellowship in Music
An anonymous donor has graciously provided the funding for this Fellowship, which is reserved for an American composer.  In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Compagnia di San Paolo Bogliasco Fellowships
The Compagnia di San Paolo, one of the most important foundations in continental Europe, has provided the funding for two Special Fellowships reserved for scholars in the Humanities.  These Fellowships provide reimbursement for travel expenses to and from Genoa.

Jerome Robbins Bogliasco Fellowship in Dance
The Jerome Robbins Foundation has provided the funding for a Fellowship reserved for an American choreographer.  In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Bogliasco Fellowship in Visual Arts
An anonymous donor has graciously funded a Fellowship in art history.  This Fellowship reimburses travel expenses to and from Genoa and provides a cash stipend.

Bogliasco Special Fellowship in the Visual Arts
Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, a Special Fellowship has been established for those working in the Visual Arts. This Special Fellowship has no restriction on nationality. In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, a cash stipend is provided.

John Burroughs Bogliasco Fellowship in Literature
Established by George Capen Bitting, this Special Fellowship is named in honor of the American naturalist and essayist who was active in the evolution of the U.S. conservation movement. Along with Henry David Thoreau, John Burroughs was an important practitioner of the American literary genre, the nature essay. This Special Fellowship is awarded, without restriction on nationality, to persons working in creative writing. In addition to reimbursing travel expenses to and from Genoa, this Fellowship provides a cash stipend.

Leo Biaggi de Blasys Bogliasco Fellowship
Named for the Swiss industrialist whose bequest enabled the establishment of the Bogliasco Foundation and Liguria Study Center for the Arts and Humanities, this Fellowship was created by members of the Biaggi family. It is awarded, without restriction of discipline, to persons living in those parts of the world where the cost of travel to Genoa may be prohibitive. The Leo Biaggi de Blasys Bogliasco Fellowship provides reimbursement of travel expenses and a modest cash stipend.

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