Washington D.C.-The Commission for Cultural Exchanges between Italy and the United States – the bi-national agency that on the behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of State has been managing since 1948 the Fulbright Program in Italy promoting study, research and teaching opportunities in Italy and the U.S. through a program of scholarships for Italian and U.S. citizens  – has signed an academic partnership with Fondazione Falcone and The  National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)  for the Academic Years 2016 – 17, 2017-18 and 2018-19.

 Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone was constituted in Palermo, Italy, on the 10th of December 1992. The principal aim of the Foundation is to implement initiatives of the highest social interest, such as the promotion of study, research and cultural and assistance activities in order to promote the development of the anti – mafia culture in the society and in particular among young people, as well as the promotion of professional specialization in the investigative and judicial apparatuses committed in the action of prevention and fight against the mafia organized crime.

 The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational foundation based in Washington D.C. that promotes Italian American culture and heritage. NIAF serves as a resource on the Italian American community and has educational and youth programs including scholarships, grants, heritage travel, and mentoring.

 According to the Fulbright – Fondazione Falcone – NIAF agreement during the academic years 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 3 scholarships – up to Euro 12,700 each – will be offered to U.S. citizens to carry out research activities in the field of criminology at Fondazione Falcone in Palermo; 3 scholarships – up to $ 12,000 eachwill be offered to Italian citizens to carry out research activities in the field of criminology at U.S. Universities.

For more information on the Fulbright Program to Italywww.fulbright.it
Per more information on   Fondazione Giovanni e Francesca Falcone
http://www.fondazionefalcone.it – For more information on The National Italian American Foundation – http://www.niaf.org/

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