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NIAF-Fulbright-Fondazione Falcone

Giovanni Falcone

Giovanni Falcone

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), Fondazione Falcone and Fulbright, are pleased to announce the Fulbright Fondazione Falcone-NIAF Scholarship to Promote the Rule of Law. One American student and one Italian student will receive funding to carry out research in criminology. The American student will work with the “Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone” in Palermo, Sicily and the Italian student will conduct research at a prestigious university in the United States. This award aims to promote the exchange of the values of the rule of law and legality among young people and to combat the presence of the mafia culture in today’s society.

The ideal candidate for this award is a student with future plans for an academic/professional career in the field of Law and Criminology as well as a special interest in relevant issues related to Sicily and the promotion of the rule of law. Candidates with projects involving interdisciplinary studies related to Criminology, such as Law, Economics, Sociology, Education, Anthropology, are encouraged to submit an application. Preference will be given to graduate students.

Recipients of the award can choose to carry out research for a period of six to nine months beginning any time between October 2024 and January 2025. The amount of the award will depend on the length of the participant’s stay. The American award recipient will be required to be in Italy in May 2025 after their time conducting research with the “Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone” and to participate in the event organized by the Fondazione. The event will be held in Palermo on May 23rd 2025 commemorating the anniversary of the death of Judge Giovanni Falcone.

Application Deadlines for the 2025-2026 Academic Year

  • Deadline for American Applicants: Tuesday, October 8, 2024 5:00 pm ET
    For more information about the application process for American students, please CLICK HERE.
  • Deadline for Italian Applicants: December 6, 2024
    Check back in June/July 2024 for updated application information!