Giovanni Bellucci Won the Bruno Zevi Prize 2021

Giovanni Bellucci was recently awarded the Bruno Zevi Prize 2021 by Fondazione Bruno Zevi thanks to his essay “The housing models of Backström and Reinius between the 1930s and 1950s. An alternative to Scandinavian functionalism”.

In 2020 he received a Lerici Foundation’s Scholarship for a research project at Istituto Italiano di Cultura “C.M. Lerici” in Stockholm. During his stay, he was able to collect materials as photographs and graphics from some Swedish architectural firms with the aim of writing a series of essays, including the one he was awarded for.

Giovanni Bellucci studied at Univpm Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona where he obtained a PhD in History of Architecture and a master’s degree in Building Engineering-Architecture, with a final thesis focused on the collaboration between Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi Nervi and Ture Wennerholm at the Italian Cultural Institute in Stockholm. His research mainly focuses on Italian architecture between the 19th and 20th centuries, and he has also been studying for years the contemporary Swedish architecture through archives’ research at MAXXI – Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo in Rome, Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione – CSAC in Parma, Central State Archives of Rome, and ArkDes in Stockholm.

We are glad to being part of this great achievement, and we are sure many others will come.

Congratulations, Giovanni!

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today the global community is currently facing a series of challenges, from climate change to pandemic crisis.

For this reason, it is crucial to recognize women’s contributions in research and innovation, and eliminate stereotypes, gender prejudices and discrimination, in order to reach the full and equal participation and leadership of women and girls at every level in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

According to UN Women, “women are typically given smaller research grants than their male colleagues and, while they represent 33.3% of all researchers, only 12% of members of national science academies are women”.

It is important to take measures to encourage both girls and women to pursue careers in STEM and STEM companies to achieve gender equality at every position.

The Lerici Foundation supports women and girls in STEM by offering scholarships for exchange projects in Italy and Sweden every year. You can find all their researches on the Lerici Foundation’s website.

Together for an equal future.

C.M. Lerici Foundation… at the Olympics!

Did you know that one of the Lerici Foundation’s scholarships fellows is now at the Winter Olympics in Beijing?

Elena Mazzi is an Italian artist who received a Lerici Foundation’s scholarship for an exchange project in Stockholm. She was also one of the winners of Cantica21 – promoted by the Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale and the Ministero della Cultura – and of the 7th Italian Council – sponsored by Ministero della Cultura.

The artist has now realized an installation called “The description of the world” for Casa Italia, the residence that hosts the Italian Olympics athletes in Beijing and includes a series of artwork from Italian contemporary artists, including the one by Elena Mazzi.

She was inspired by an ancient illuminated manuscript by Master of Egerton, who illustrated “The Travels of Marco Polo”. Elena Mazzi selected some of these illustrations, excluding the religious, political and war scenes and choosing instead landscapes, architectures, surreal characters and fantastic animals to create a completely new and different narrative.

Congratulations Elena Mazzi!

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Call For Applications 2023

When will the next call for applications open?

It is still a while before 2023, but you can start marking these dates on your calendar.

From 1st December 2022 until 31 January 2023 the Lerici Foundation’s call for applications will be open again.

In the meantime, we are going to share with you the stories of the students and researchers who received a scholarships, but also tell you more about the books which have been published thanks to the Lerici Foundation’s literary grants.

Remember to save the date (and the post!) if you want to be sure not to miss it!

Ades Media/Dylan Dog

Dylan Dog is one of the world’s most famous horror comics, and now Dylan’s creator Tiziano Sclavi returns with “Stories from Tomorrow”.

This is a new series where Dylan Dog appears, but is not the main character. Each book in this series includes several short stories full of horror, satire and surprises.

While the regular Dylan Dog comics are published in black/white and softcover, this series is presented in hardcover and full color.

Did you know that the first volume of “Stories from Tomorrow” has been published in Swedish with the support of the C.M. Lerici Foundation?

It will be the first time that Dylan Dog related comics are published in hardcover in Sweden. It has now been released by Ades Media/Dylan Dog, publisher of Dylan Dog comics in Swedish since 2013.

What Is Going To Happen Now?

We know you have only question in mind (or maybe two).

❓ I have sent my application, and now?

❓ What is going to happen?

❓ When will I receive the response about my application?

In this carousel, we try to answer all your questions.

And if you have any question, write us an email (

Call for Applications Has Closed!


Thanks to all the students and researcher who submit their applications presenting their amazing projects. We can’t wait to read and evaluate each one of them.

What happens next?

In the next few days we are going to explain what is going to happen in the coming months, including when you will receive a response.

Are we missing something?

Feel free to write in the comments what you would like to know more, such as questions about student life in Sweden or Italy, about the Foundation’s call or maybe the Foundation itself.

Ps: will KTH Royal Institute of Technology library be your future favorite study spot?

📷 picture from @kthuniversity Instagram account

Last day to apply!

Yes, it is right.

Today is the LAST DAY to apply for a @cmlericifoundation scholarship.

If you are thinking of sending an application, this is your last chance. You can apply by the end of today – 31 January 2022.

Tomorrow the call for applications will be closed again until December 2022.

Don’t miss the opportunity to conduct your research project in Italy or Sweden.

What are you waiting for?

Annalisa Piccolo – Ca Foscari/Stockholm University


My name is Annalisa and I am a student in Language Sciences (specialization in Literatures and Culture) at Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

Thanks to the scholarship of the Lerici Foundation, I had the opportunity to spend the month of September 2021 in the Department of Kultur och Estetik at Stockholm University, kindly hosted by Prof. Elina Druker.

The project I submitted is about my thesis. The topic I am working on is the relationship between the urban landscape of the city of Stockholm and literary texts. The case study analyzes the years in which the redevelopment of Norrmalm (Norrmalmsregleringen), involved the renovation and demolition of many areas of the city; in particular, I focused on the demolition of the old Klara district.

I tried to investigate how the city was told, lived and interpreted in the profound changes that affected it in the 50s and 60s, during the heyday of Functionalism. The old district of Klara was the cultural and media center of the city where many publishing houses, newspapers editorial offices and cafes were located. Writers such as Stig Dagerman lived and worked in those editorial offices.

Being in Stockholm and having the opportunity to consult and collect material in the original language was especially important to me as a Swedish language student. Through the approach of critical Swedish language material, I had the opportunity to deeply improve my language skills.

Read more about this fascinating project on