Scholarship for Graduate Study at Vatican’s Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology in Rome (Deadline: 31 May 2017)

(10 April 2017 - The Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology offers an annual scholarship of 7.200,00 euros for qualified applicants, no older than 35 years of age, for the Propedeutic Course of the Institute ad doctoratum. The program for this cycle of lessons for the PIAC doctorate is here.
Proficiency in the Italian language is required, as well as a graduate degree or equivalent diploma. For students from countries where the Bologna process is applied, a second cycle is required. For other countries, the university degree must be of at least four years.
All applicants are required to submit (before May 31st of the year prior to instruction at the Institute) the following to the Rector of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology with an attached cover letter:
a) Document such as birth certificate including the following information: place and date of birth, residence, nationality.
b) Transcript including grades received in each course, as well as all examination scores.
c) Copy of the degree thesis and other original works (edited or not).
d) CV indicating all the languages which the candidate knows or has studied (proficiency in Italian is required; Latin and Greek are also indispensable for reading literary and epigraphic sources).
e) Letters of recommendation from at least one university professor, under whom the candidate has worked or works, or has completed some study activity or research.
f) Any documentation indicating the candidate's activity in the field of Christian archaeology (i.e. scholarships, excavations, congresses...).
g) Seven passport size photos.
Applications that do not contain all required documents or that arrive later than May 31st will not be considered. Photocopies of degrees, although not validated, are acceptable. Documentation will be returned to all candidates after review.
The council of professors at the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology will review all applications and notify the winner. Within 15 days of notification, the winner must accept the established norms: that he or she will not seek any other form of fixed remuneration during the duration of the scholarship. Furthermore, the student is expected to complete all requirements according to the program at the Institute. Assistance at all lectures is obligatory for all subjects.
The payment of the scholarship will take place each month, from November to June, in the amount of 900,00 euros. In addition to assisting regularly at all lectures within the course of specialization, the winner is expected to actively participate in the life at the Institute: library, photo archives, publications, guided visits, special courses, cataloguing, etc. and other the institutional activities.

Prof. Danilo Mazzoleni, Rector of the Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology (President of Commission)
Mons. Giovanni Carrù, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology (Vatican)

Contact information:
Pontifical Institute of Christian Archaeology
Via Napoleone III, 1 I-00185 Rome
tel. 0039-064465574/fax. 0039-064469197