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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Distinguished Chair in Law at the University of Trento

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright Chair is expected to teach:
- Undergraduate students, for approximately 40-42 hours (six hours a week), to classes of 10-30 students.
- Seminars to doctoral students for approximately 6 hours to classes of 5-10 students. The grantee is expected to prepare reading assignments for her/his students, and to prepare and grade the exams at the end of the undergraduate course.

Other activities:
No further duties are required of the Fulbright Scholar, but he/she is encouraged to advise students who might be interested in the Scholar's fields of interest, and also to cooperate with University of Trento teaching staff in similar research and teaching areas.


Fulbright Alumnus Carlo Vascotto at the Fulbright Italy Alumni Meeting with other alumni



Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three months
Award Dates

Grant will begin mid-February 2023.


Facoltà di Giurisprudenza, Università degli Studi di Trento, Trento

The Faculty of Law of the University of Trento has among its academic staff a large number of people working with a focus on comparative and international law who speak English, so there are good opportunities for developing research and teaching synergies with the local staff. In 2017-18 the Law School started a three-year course in Comparative, European, and International Legal Studies (CEILS), taught entirely in English. Moreover, the Faculty of Law works together with other institutions of the University, particularly the School of International Studies (https://www.sis.unitn.it/), a graduate school that offers master's and PhD programs taught by lawyers, economists, political scientists, historians, and philosophers. Therefore, there are good opportunities for cooperation in the broader context of the social sciences.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Areas of Interest

Comparative Law, International Law, Legal History, Economic Analysis of the Law

Special Features

The University of Trento has institutional links with a variety of institutions, such as Opera Universitaria, which runs a variety of services (housing, canteens, scholarships, recreational activities, renting of bikes, etc.) and the Centro Universitario Sportivo (CUS, University Sport Centre), which offers a wide variety of sports facilities and sports courses, both in town and outside. Moreover, the local agency for tourism (Azienda promozione turistica, APT) offers information and services related to all kinds of touristic activities, such as hiking, eating, lodging, etc.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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