The Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology and the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology sponsor an open competition for a scholarship of € 7,200 per year (€ 4,800 for the residents in the province of Rome), which allows a graduate student or any student with the necessary requirements (no older than 35 years of age), to follow, as an ordinary student, the courses of the Institute. This scholarship is renewable for two consecutive years, i.e. for the second and third year of the Specialization of the Institute, given that the student achieves passing grades at the end of year exams. Among the requirements, besides a good knowledge of Italian, a degree or equivalent diploma is requested (Maîtrise ès Lettres, Histoire, Histoire de l'Art et Archéologie, Master of Arts, etc.)and any title that can prove the specific skills of the candidate. For countries adhering to the Bologna Process, the Institute requires a second level academic degree in archaeology, art history or similar disciplines. For other countries, it is required that the student has obtained a university degree from four years of study.
Contestants must send to the Rector of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology (no later than April 15 preceding the academic year in which the candidate plans to attend the Institute) an application with the following documents:
a) Certificate with the candidate’s personal information (place and date of birth, residence, nationality).
b) Certificate of Degree, Diploma or equivalent, with details of grades obtained in individual exams.
c) A copy of the thesis and any other original works published or unpublished.
d) Curriculum of studies indicating the languages that the candidate knows (please note that we need a good knowledge of Italian) and the ongoing research, it is also indispensable if the candidate has knowledge of classical languages (Latin and Greek) for reading of literary and epigraphic sources.
e) Letters and certificates of at least one professor, under whom the candidate has worked or is working, or at least with whom the candidate has carried out studies.
f) Any certificate concerning the activities of the candidate in the field of Christian Archaeology (scholarships already won, excavations, conferences ...).
g) Eight passport size photographs.
Any applications not accompanied by all documents requested and those received after the expiry date of the notice will be deemed invalid.
Photocopies of licenses are accepted, even if not authenticated. The documentation will be returned to the candidates and winners not eligible.
Applications will be considered by the Council of Professors of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology, whose decisions will be communicated to the winning candidate. Within fifteen days of the notification, the winner must confirm his/her acceptance of the conditions and standards specified in this notice, declaring their commitment not to charge for the duration of the scholarship any other fixed remuneration. The candidate agrees to take the full course of study according to the programs of the Institute. Please note that the attendance is compulsory for all subjects.
The disbursement of the scholarship will take place each month, from November to June, amounting to € 900.00 (€ 600.00 for residents in the province of Rome).
The winner, in addition to regular attendance of all courses of specialization, must be committed to making a contribution to the conduct of life of the Institute Library, Photo Library, Publications, Guided tours, special courses, filing and institutional activities of the Commission .
of the Pontifical Commission for
The Rector of the Pontifical Institute
of Christian Archaeology
(Chairman of the Assignment)
Prof. Vincenzo Fiocchi Nicolai
SCHOLARSHIP OF MONS. PATRICK SAINT-ROCH
A second scholarship, the same amount and under the same conditions, reserved for only non-Italian students, is funded by the bequest of Mons Patrick Saint-Roch at the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology.
Non-Italian students may participate with a single application for both competitions.
President of the
Commission for Assignment
Prof. Philippe Pergola