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My winning proposal: Baroque funder fosters cultural historians

Showing potential for new perspectives on the Baroque age impresses Turin-based funder

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  • Call topics change year to year so it can be worth waiting for a topic that fits your research expertise, and then take care to match your proposal to the call
  • Be realistic about what you can achieve in one year and don’t overload your proposal
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  • Having plenty of research experience is not necessarily required, as long as you can demonstrate your potential and explain how the fellowship will be instrumental in your career plans

In addition to holding some of the world’s finest Baroque art and architecture, the Italian city of Turin plays host to one of the major funders for Baroque studies. The 1563 Foundation—Fondazione 1563 per l’Arte e la Cultura—part of the Compagnia di San Paolo banking foundation, has annual calls for fellowships and research grants for studies on the age and culture of the Baroque.

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