Program of Centro Melantone for junior guest researchers – Junior Visiting Fellowship Program

As a center for evangelical ecumenical studies in Rome, Centro Melantone supports researchers who wish to work in Rome for a period of 2 – 12 months. Evangelical theology graduates and researchers who are working on a thesis with particular themes related to Rome are invited.  

• Researchers hosted by Centro Melantone have the right to participate free of charge in all its events held during their stay in Rome. This includes the conventions, ecumenical encounters and visits around the city.

• A forum is offered for the presentation of research projects in line with the program “Theological academic year in Rome” of the Valdese Faculty.

• Upon request, the Valdese Faculty members ensure availability of their professors for consultancy services.

• Centro Melantone facilitates guidance to the university sector in Rome and helps with permits to enter the Roman libraries.

• Centro Melantone’s contacts are also useful.

Accommodations in Rome: the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy places at the disposal of students, a room in the boarding school or a mini-apartment. All the rooms are en suite, with telephone and internet. The rooms are practical and simply furnished. There is an excellent common kitchen. A washing and drying machine is also available for a small fee.   

• In particular cases, there may also be a monthly rental fee of 100 €.

During your stay in Rome, you may be asked to take part as teacher according to the Centro Melantone’s program. After the stay in Rome, students are expected to make a report on the development of their undertakings. Centro Melantone will be mentioned in all the publications produced with the Center’s support.

Application forms can be sent to the Dean via e-mail at all times, six months before the planned stay in Rome in every case. Since there are only a limited number of slots available for guests, it would be advisable to present your application as soon as possible. Applications should include:

• a description of the research project (2 – 3 pages)

• an explanation of why you have chosen Rome (1 – 2 pages)

• your CV

• a reference letter of a specialized university professor

Please send your application in one PDF-file to:
direttore@melantone.org and segreteria@melantone.org
Within one week, you will receive a notice of arrival via e-mail. If not, please contact the administration office (segreteria@melantone.org) immediately.

The documents for the application may be in German, English, French or Italian. The Board of Directors will make its decision after the application has been examined by Centro Melantone’s Scientific Committee.