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Each year ACIS offers scholarships (currently up to three, worth $6,000 each), to provide postgraduate students at an Australian or New Zealand university with the opportunity to work on a research project in Italy. Successful applicants are expected to spend at least two months in Italy on research.


The scholarships are available to students are enrolled, full-time or part-time, in Master by research or PhD degrees in a university in Australia or New Zealand and who are engaged in research projects in any of the following areas of Italian Studies: archaeology and classical antiquities, language, literature, culture, history, politics and society, including migration studies.

Please note:

  1. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand
  2. Applicants must already have a knowledge of Italian adequate for their research purposes. The scholarship will not be awarded to attend a language course in Italy.
  3. The Cassamarca scholarship may not be held concurrently with an Italian Government scholarship.
  4. Tertiary academic staff are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.


Details and dates of the application process are published each year in July. The deadline for submitting applications is mid-October.


The Selection Committee is chaired by Associate Professor Nick Eckstein (Sydney). Its other members are Professor Rita Wilson (Monash) and Professor Bernadette Luciano (Auckland). The Committee usually makes its decision by mid-December and advises applicants of the outcome as soon as possible thereafter.

Nick Eckstein is happy to respond to any enquiries about the scholarships by phone or via email:

T: +61 2 9351 2155