Study Abroad: STEM Exchanges, Scholarships, and Fellowships in Italy for Professionals


Scholarship Programs for Professionals

The Fulbright US Student Program to Italy brings students and researchers abroad to conduct research studies at Italian universities. Candidates at all degree levels and in all fields of study will be considered. Candidates whose projects are concerned with contemporary topics, science and technology, humanities and entrepreneurship are particularly encouraged. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree and must be at the intermediate level in the Italian language.

Agencies involved: Fulbright Scholars Program, the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission 

Key Dates: Grants begin October 10, 2015 to July 10, 2016. Application deadline October 14, 2014.


Awards aim at fostering the advancement of knowledge in scientific fields of global significance and in priority areas as identified in the scientific cooperation agreement between Italy and United States. Disciplines include Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Law, Statistical Physics and Applied Technologies, Health Biotechnology, advanced specializations in the fields of Math and Sciences, Engineering. The Program also offers open awards in all disciplines at Italian universities or institutions chosen by the candidates. See website for complete list of program opportunities.

Agencies involved: Fulbright Scholars Program, the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission  

Key Dates: Application deadline for all Fulbright US Scholar Programs to Italy August 1, 2014.


The Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) promotes international cooperation through the exchange of defense scientists and engineers (S&E). The program affords opportunities for U.S. military and civilian engineer and scientist personnel to work on-site in allied and friendly countries. Tours run for a period of 1-2 years, and can be preceded by a 6-month language training course. Candidates must have completed a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) field, and have relative experience. Currently, DoD has signed ESEP agreements with Australia, Canada, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom.

Agencies Involved: US Air Force, US Department of Defense

Key Dates: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Check program website for updated information.