Calls for scholarships and enrollment fees for schools

The 2021 “Paola Bora” Award 

The Casa della Donna di Pisa association, with the support of the sisters and daughters of Paola Bora, of the Province of Pisa and the Comitati Unici di Garanzia per le Pari Opportunità (Cug) of the Scuola Normale Superiore, of the University of Pisa, of the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna and with the patronage of the Società Italiana delle Storiche and of the Società Italiana delle Letterate,, announces the second edition of the “Paola Bora” Award, to be assigned to degree and PhD  theses dedicated to gender issues.

The Prize commemorates Paola Bora, president of the Casa della Donna from 2011 until her death on 24 January 2015. Paola Bora, as well as a feminist activist, was a professor of philosophical anthropology at the Scuola Normale of Pisa and of anthropology of gender at the University of Pisa. During her life and in her studies she was able to combine theoretical thought and political practice with an ever attentive look to new aspects.

The award will assign 6 thousand euros to Ph.D. theses and 3 thousand euros to master's or four-year degree theses in Philosophy, History, Anthropology, Literature.

Only unpublished degree and PhD theses discussed at Italian universities no earlier than three years with reference to the deadline of the call and dedicated to gender issues in philosophical, historical, anthropological and literary disciplines, relating to periods between Antiquity and the Contemporary Age are admitted.

The deadline for the call is 15 November 2021.

The text of the call is available at the following link:

For further information:, 050 550627


Società Italiana delle Storiche: scuola estiva/summer school 2021

The CUG of the SNS has resolved to support the summer school “Ambienti. Storie, conflitti, movimenti in una prospettiva di genere” (Settings. Stories, conflicts, movements in a gender perspective) organized by the Società Italiana delle Storiche (the Italian Society of Female Historians) which will be held from 25 to 28 August 2021. The Committee will fund 4 registration fees (€ 100.00 each) for students attending the undergraduate/doctorate courses of the SNS with curricula consistent with the contents of the summer school.

More information on the summer school - which this year will take place online - is available at the following link:

The internal notice and the facsimile of the application are attached to this message.

Deadline for submitting applications: July 26, 2021.