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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Finance at the University of Naples Parthenope

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright Distinguished Scholar is expected to:

i) teach 24 hours (3 hours per week) to both undergrad and master students (up to 40 students) at the Department of Management and Quantitative Studies (DISAQ);

ii) provide 24 hours of seminars and workshops to PhD students (up to 15 students), both in the related fields of the Scholar.

Students have their own learning materials (books, internet access, laptops, etc.) but readings from the visiting Professor are welcome. The content of specific modules, as well as the related syllabus, will be proposed by the selected candidate in accordance with the Fulbright Program Coordinator of the University of Naples Parthenope.

Other grant activity:

The Distinguished Scholar is expected to interact with local faculty in order to promote/implement new bilateral research options and training curricula in the field. The Distinguished Scholar is also expected to interact with the PhD students, suggesting options, research pathways, hypotheses, and other tutorial activities as well as supervising presentations and seminars.

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 of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

Three or four months

February 2023 (spring semester). Starting dates are flexible.

Locations Text

Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope: https://en.uniparthenope.it/

School of Economics and Law, Department of Management and Quantitative Studies (DISAQ)https://www.disaq.uniparthenope.it/

University of Naples Parthenope is a State Research University in Naples, one of the most exciting cities in Italy. The University was founded in 1919 upon request of Vice Admiral Leonardi Cattolica. Currently, the University’s system comprises four locations, mostly located in the city center and well connected by public transport: Headquarters, Pacanowski Palace, Centro Direzionale, and Villa Doria d’Angri. The main campus of the University is in the historical complex of the 16th century “Officine della Real Fonderia,” close to the Maschio Angioino Castle (Castel Nuovo). Both the headquarters and the Pakanowski Palace are near the Plebiscito Square and Toledo Street in the heart of the city.

University of Naples Parthenope is well known for its institutional role of helping young students to develop their talent, offering undergraduate and master’s degree programs across seven departments and colleges: Management and Quantitative Studies, Business and Economic Studies, Economic and Legal Studies, Law, Engineering, Science and Technology, and Physical and Wellness Sciences. Jointly, they led significant growth in the Institute, from about 1,000 students in 1985 to about 16,000 today.

The Department of Management and Quantitative Studies (DISAQ) consists of three main areas of research and teaching: Economics and Business Management; Financial Institutions and Markets; Statistics, Mathematics and Quantitative Methodologies. The Department of Business and Economic Studies aims to offer innovative training and research based on a pragmatic approach and continuous and direct contact with companies, institutions, and “markets.” The Department of Economic and Legal Studies aggregates various areas, such as Economics and Business Economics, Financial and International Economics, and Quantitative Methods for Economic and Financial Evaluation.

The main activities of the Department of Law take place in the context of both university and post-graduate training as well as scientific research. Classes are interdisciplinary by nature (legal, economic, and historical-sociological), which adds to the traditional areas of expertise of the jurist, including administration, knowledge, and skills that can be applied in various public and private work contexts.

The University’s core aims are the promotion, development, direct application, enhancement, and use of knowledge to contribute to the social, cultural, and economic development of society. Throughout the approximately one-hundred years since the University's foundation, its most profound and characterizing feature has remained unchanged: the ability to interact with the current social context and to continuously engage with its evolving demands.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Areas of Interest

Risk management, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital & private equity, quantitative methods for finance, Big Data, FinTech, corporate finance, and SMEs lending.

Special Features

DISAQ has recently been awarded the designation of “Department of Excellence,” on the basis of past research performance, by the Italian Ministry of Education, and has received significant public financing to further improve and stimulate the institution's research quality.

DISAQ is also a vibrant and young department, consisting of four main research areas: i) financial markets and institutions, ii) management, iii) quantitative finance, and iv) statistics for economics. The department is happy to warmly welcome the Fulbright professor in his/her research activity, in close collaboration with Italian colleagues. Indeed, the jont submission of co-authored papers is encouraged. The collaboration may also lead to the design of new projects, and the submission of proposals to international or national Boards for funding.

DISAQ will rely on its international connections to provide to a Fulbright professor options for additional collaboration. This may lead to participation in European conferences or workshops, as well as to the organization of such events with local colleagues at DISAQ. In line with these activities, DISAQ will host the INFINITI Conference, one of the major European conferences in finance, in 2021.

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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