The Giorgio Pasquali Foundation

The Giorgio Pasquali Foundation, sited at the Scuola,  each year offers scholarships of one year's duration for PhDs  in the disciplines of philology, archaeology and classical history.


The scholarships, through public competition, are conferred on the basis of qualifications  and examinations (an interview), and are open to both Italian and non-Italian citizens in possession of the requisites specified in the call.


Set up at the behest of  Signora Maria Nosei, widow of Giorgio Pasquali, who was an tenured professor  at the Seminario di Filologia Classica  at the Scuola from 1930 to 1952, the foundation was recognised with a ministerial decree of 16th November 1993, published in Gazzetta Ufficiale No. 66 of 21.3.1994.


Authorities of the foundation

Administrative Board

Luigi Ambrosio, Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore, President
Stefano Carrai, Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Philosophy, Scuola Normale Superiore
Anna Magnetto, associate professor  of Greek History, Scuola Normale Superiore
Rolando Ferri, full professor  of Latin Literature, University of Pisa
Aldo Rizzo, official  of the Scuola Normale Superiore, Secretary


Biography of Giorgio Pasquali (Rome 29th April 1885-Belluno 9th July 1952)

He graduated at Rome on 27th June 1907, with a thesis on Mythological Comedy and its precedents in Greek literature.
He was awarded a ministerial grant for studies abroad, at Goettingen, from September 1908-1909
Senior lecturer  at Rome in April 1910
Tenured professor  of Greek and Latin Grammar and temporary lecturer  in Greek Literature at Messina in 1911-12
Lecturer at Goettingen from 1912-13 to 1914-15
Tenured professor  of  Greek Literature at Florence (the Vitelli chair) from 1915-16 to 1919-20
Winner of a competition at Messina (ministerial decree of 19th November 1920)
Transferred from 1921-22, and promoted to full professor  of Greek Literature at Florence (1st July 1924), and subsequently assigned to the chair of Latin and Greek Literature  (ministerial decree of 26th January 1937); from the early 1930s, tenured professor  of Classical Philology at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa.
(from D.Pieraccioni, Giorgio Pasquali sotto concorso, in “Belfagor”,XL, 1985, 3, pp.315-327)