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Contributions from Associazione degli Amici della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

The “Associazione degli Amici della Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa” has decided to renew the funding for specific interventions in favor of students who are facing particular and serious health situations, in order to allow them to continue their academic journey at the Scuola with greater tranquillity and peace of mind.

The available funding will be provided, in accordance with the Director of Scuola Normale and their Delegate for disability and equal opportunities activities, to students who are facing specific and serious health situations and who make a well-founded request for it.

Funding for Third Mission and Public Engagement activities by students of the SNS

Third mission is becoming more and more crucial in the civic duties of universities, in Italy and abroad: third mission includes all those activities that contribute to share with a wide audience the results of research and, more broadly, knowledge. Within the scope of third mission, we can list both traditional dissemination initiatives (such as conferences, public lectures, videos, outreach activities, etc.) and all those initiatives that are able to experiment new languages to engage directly the citizens and to produce culture: music, theatre, art, laboratory activities, cinema, contamination labs, education for and with schools, museums, archives, libraries are fields through which universities can and must create new channels to dialogue with citizens.

On the side of students, third mission is also an opportunity to open up to wider audiences than the SNS, as well as to apply our own knowledge and to test our own commitment. Moreover, it is an important tool for training and for professional orientation: creating and organizing new initiatives of public engagement allows to acquire new expertise in non academic fields, creates new networks with professionals not necessarily linked with scientific research, helps imagine possible future scenarios.

To offer the entire student community of the SNS the occasion to conceive, propose, organize, and create new ideas in the field of third missiona call for the funding of third mission activities conceived and organized by the SNS student has been issued for the second time since 2021.

The fundamental purpose of this call is to enhance the sharing and the participation of students in the SNS third mission. To do so, the call provides the students with a total budget up to 25,000€, that will be awarded to the most innovative and inclusive projects. Through its administration, the SNS will provide the organizers with all the necessary logistic and institutional support.

All the details are in the notice published here. The deadline for submitting proposals is May 18, 2023.