ISSNAF – Italian Scientists and Scholars in N.A. Foundation Call for Awards

Call for Applications 2015
Deadline: April 15, 2015 (23:59 PST)

ISSNAF – Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation yearly presents awards to acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin.

logo-issnaf-300ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages all Italian early-stage researchers currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their application and research abstract to compete for one of the following awards:

  • ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators – Medicine, Biosciences and Cognitive Sciences
  • ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators – Environmental Sciences, Astrophysics and Chemistry
  • Paola Campese Award for Research on Leukemias
  • Franco Strazzabosco Award for Young Engineers
  • Annamaria Molteni Award for Mathematics and Physics

Each winner will receive the Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica, a certificate and a monetary prize of $3,000. All finalists will receive a Travel Award.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Proof of Italian Citizenship (Italian passport or ID card);
  • Current affiliation with a research Institution in the United States or Canada;
  • PhD or Medical Residency (whichever comes first) from no less than two years and no more than 10 years.

REVIEW PROCESS

  • A Review Board composed of international experts in the field will score all valid applications according to the candidates curricula (titles, positions, publications, grants, patents) and the scientific quality of the abstract (study design, methodology, discussion, significance, innovation)
  • The best 5 (five) research summaries for each Award will be selected to be presented during the 2015 ISSNAF Annual Event on October 22nd, 2015 at the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC. Finalists will present their research in oral or poster sessions.
  • Both oral and poster presenters will be evaluated by the Award Jury, focusing in particular on the quality of their talk and on the presentations skills. The Award Jury will select the winners amongst the presenters and awards will be presented during a formal ceremony on the same day.
  • The decisions of the Review Board and of the Jury are final.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • Applications must be completed only online at www.issnaf.org/awards.html
  • Applications are composed of the online application form, the uploaded full CV and the uploaded research abstract. Applications must be completed following instructions provided online.
  • Applications that are not completed according to instructions will not be considered. No paper applications or applications sent by e-mail will be accepted.
  • All applications and presentations must be in English.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

  • All applications must be submitted by April 15, 2015 (23:59 PST)
  • The Review Board will select finalists by June 30, 2013

TRAVEL AWARDS

Finalists presenting in Washington DC will be acknowledged with a travel award proportional to the distance of their Institution from Washington, DC:

  • West Coast, British Columbia, Alberta: $350
  • Mid West, Southern States, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec: $250
  • US East Coast (over 250 miles): $100
  • US East Coast (between 100-250 miles): $50

 

For more information about the application process write to awards@issnaf.org
For more information about ISSNAF and the awards go to www.issnaf.org

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Aspettando Expo Milano – A Washington, la mostra “Simposio: cibo per la mente, il corpo e l’anima” con i capolavori dell’antichità recuperati dalla Guardia di Finanza

Washington, 19 febbraio 2015 – Dal 27 febbraio al 15 maggio prossimi l’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington ospiterà la mostra Symposium – Food for Mind, Body and Soul, che esporrà circa trenta rari reperti archeologici recuperati dall’indotto clandestino grazie alle indagini della Guardia di Finanza italiana. Gli artefatti, tutti di inestimabile valore, provenienti da corredi sepolcrali e siti archeologici della Magna Grecia, dell’Etruria e del Sannio, sono accomunati dal tema del cibo. L’iniziativa sarà infatti un’originale preludio a Expo Milano 2015, la grande esposizione universale sul cibo e la nutrizione globale che avrà luogo nella città meneghina dal 1 maggio al 31 ottobre 2015: anfore per il trasporto del cibo, crateri per mescolare, vasi per versare il vino e coppe per bere, ma anche un busto di satiro e alcuni ritratti serviranno a riprodurre nella nostra sede diplomatica l’atmosfera degl antichi simposi, banchetti dedicati agli intrattenimenti, alla conversazione, alla musica e alla poesia.

“Questa mostra è di grande interesse per almeno tre motivi”, ha commentato l’Ambasciatore d’Italia a Washington Claudio Bisogniero. “Primo, perché darà al pubblico di Washington un’occasione per ammirare dei pezzi di grande pregio storico ed artistico. Secondo, perché ci permetterà di rivivere le atmosfere dei simposi dell’antichità, celebrate da innumerevoli autori classici, da Platone a Plutarco. Terzo, perché mette in luce la grande dedizione e professionalità dei militari della Guardia di Finanza italiana, impegnata sia in Italia che all’estero con risultati eccellenti a contrastare i traffici di organizzazioni criminali senza scrupoli.”

Inaugurazione il 27 febbraio alle 18:30 con una introduzione sul simposio nell’antica Roma del Professor Alexander Nagel del Dipartimento di Antropologia del Museo Nazionale di Storia Naturale presso la Smithsonian Institution di Washington.

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L’AMBASCIATA D’ITALIA E I CONSOLATI ITALIANI NEGLI USA CELEBRANO LA “GIORNATA DELLA MEMORIA”

WASHINGTON, 23 gennaio – L’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington e la rete dei Consolati e degli Istituti italiani di cultura negli USA onoreranno la “Giornata della Memoria” con una serie di conferenze, incontri, film e altri eventi nella capitale americana ma anche a Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Tampa e in altre località.

La Giornata della Memoria è stata istituita in Italia con una legge del 2000 per ricordare la data del 27 gennaio del 1945, quando – settanta anni fa – le truppe sovietiche liberarono Auschwitz-Birkenau, il più grande campo di concentramento nazista. “Quella legge, che ha aperto la strada ad iniziative simili da parte delle Nazioni Unite e di altri Paesi, mira a mantenere viva la tragica memoria della Shoah e la comprensione della sua realtà storica a beneficio delle giovani generazioni, oltre che a scongiurare che tragedie del genere possano ripetersi”, ha commentato l’Ambasciatore d’Italia a Washington Claudio Bisogniero.

L’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington organizzerà due eventi. Il 27 gennaio, la proiezione del film documentario “L’Isola delle Rose” sulle vicende della comunità ebraica di Rodi mother and daughter on beachdurante la seconda guerra mondiale. Il film sarà preceduto da una conversazione con Cesare Frustaci, all’epoca un bambino sopravvissuto alla Shoah. Il 2 febbraio, l’Ambasciata celebrerà invece il sessantesimo anniversario della Fondazione Centro di Documentazione Ebraica Contemporanea di Milano (CDEC) con la proiezione straordinaria di una pellicola recentemente restaurata, appartenente alla famiglia Della Seta: raro video sulla vita degli ebrei italiani prima dell’Olocausto.

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THE FINEST WINE AND FOOD AT GALA ITALIA 30

New York, January 21 2015 — Now just weeks away, GALA ITALIA 30 promises to be a truly memorable event with its unique presentation, world-renowned exhibitors, elegant venue and top quality wine and food. The event, which will take place on February 19th at The Pierre Hotel in Manhattan, will celebrate its 30th anniversary and the great success of Italian wine in the United States.

During its grand Wine and Food Tasting, GALA ITALIA 30 will feature an expansive variety of Italian wine – from Trentino to Sicily, from Piedmont to Tuscany – from a select number of Italian wineries, as well as traditional Italian cuisine. Executive chefs from some of the most famous Italian restaurants in New York (Cacio e Vino, Le Cirque, Macelleria, Osteria del Circo, Piada, Risotteria Melotti and Serafina) will prepare their specialty dishes for guests to savor and pair with over 100 wine choices at GALA ITALIA 30.

The event will further emphasize the importance of traditional food and wine pairings, thanks to the presence of some of the most prestigious importers of Italian products and outstanding food producers, such as Ferrero.

At this unique celebration, some of the most renowned Italian wine producers will personally come to New York to meet with guests and to present to the most qualified American wine editors some of the best wines in their production, including a special vintage wine uniquely selected for GALA ITALIA 30.

Guests will have the opportunity to taste and discuss the wines with these industry leaders at the Gala, including: Dott.ssa Giulia Alleva, Dott. Jacopo Biondi Santi, Comm. Pio Boffa, Dott. Cesare Cecchi, Dott. Alessandro François, Dott. Matteo Lunelli, Dott.ssa Chiara Lungarotti (daughter of Giorgio Lungarotti, famous winemaker and creator of the Wine Museum of Torgiano), Dott.ssa Giovanna Prandini, Uff. Luca Rigotti, Count Lucio Tasca D’Almerita, Dott. Francesco Zonin and Cav. del Lavoro Gianni Zonin.

Several journalists from Italy will fly across the Atlantic to specifically cover GALA ITALIA 30, such as Alessandro Torcoli of Civilta’ del bere and Elena Cardinali of L’Arena.

Other famous names who will be present at the event include Dott. Giovanni Mantovani, Director General of Veronafiere – Vinitaly; Dott. Ettore Riello, President of Veronafiere – Vinitaly; and Dott. Diego Maggio, President of the “Paladini dei Vini di Sicilia,” who will bestow the title of “Paladini” and their signature diploma to several passionate pioneers of Sicilian wine in attendance.

At GALA ITALIA 30, a select number of the most prestigious wineries from across Italy will participate and showcase their wines, including: Bertani, Jacopo Biondi Santi, Ca’ Bolani, Castello del Poggio, Castello di Fonterutoli, Castello di Gabbiano, Castello di Montepò, Castello di Querceto, Cavit, Cecchi, Cirulli, Col d’Orcia, Corte di Valle, Fantini, Ferrari, Feudo di San Gregorio, Fontanafredda, Cantine Giorgio Lungarotti, Matanè, Mazzei, Mezzacorona, Moschioni, Perla del Garda, Pio Cesare, Planeta, Rocca delle Macie, Rocca di Montemassi, Sella e Mosca, Stella, Tasca d’Almerita, Tenuta Santa Caterina, Terre di Bruca, Vigne del Vulture, Vigne Sannite, Vigneti di Zabù and Zonin, among others.

San Pellegrino, the exclusive water sponsor of GALA ITALIA 30, will keep guests refreshed with their exceptional beverages.

The success of Italian wine in the U.S. wine market will be the driving force behind the celebration at GALA ITALIA 30. A thirty-year initiative unrivaled in the world, GALA ITALIA 30 will highlight the strong achievements by Italian wine, whose exports to the U.S. grew from $44 million in 1975 to over $1.3 billion in 2014. This undisputed success has placed Italy at the forefront of countries exporting to the U.S. in both value and quantity, as well as in variety and excellence.

Among the many elements that will shed light on the success of Italian wine will be the display of 1985 vintage bottles, whose thirty years of life will underline the thirty years of the GALA ITALIA and the thirty years of continuous accomplishments of Italian wine.

After coming all the way from Italy, these 1985 vintage bottles – the stars of this celebration – will be exhibited at the center of the Grand Ballroom, where they will be photographed and filmed by hundreds of journalists, photographers and cameramen.

Among the stars: a rare Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore 1985 from the private reserve of the Ferrari family; a Tignanello 1985 of Marchesi Antinori; a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 1985 of Biondi Santi; a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 1985 of Barbi; a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, 1985 of Castello Banfi; a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 1985 of Castelgiocondo; a Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 1985 of Col d’Orcia; a Rosso del Conte 1985 of Conti Tasca d’Almerita; a Rubesco Vigna Monticchio Torgiano DOCG Riserva 1985 of Lungarotti; a La Corte IGT Toscana 1985 of Castello di Querceto; a Spargolo IGT Toscana 1985 of Casa Cecchi; a Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva Ducale 1985 of Ruffino; a Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 1985 of Tenuta Castello d’Albola of Zonin; Marmoreto, Predicato di Biturica 1985 of Frescobaldi; a Barolo DOCG Riserva 1985 of Fontanafredda; a Barolo DOCG Riserva 1985 of Pio Cesare; a Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva 1985 of Rocca delle Macie; an Arele 1985 of Cavit; an Amarone DOCG 1985 of Bertani; an Amarone della Valpollicella DOC, 1985 of Bolla; a Marsala Baglio Florio, Soleras Superiore 1985 of Cantine Florio and a Marsala Superiore Riserva 1985 of Cantine Pellegrino to name a few.

Adding to such a unique and prestigious presentation, four bottles (two of which are Magnum) of the special wines created by Vinitaly to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy (1861-2011).

Treated with great care as befits the stars of the event, the wine bottles will be auctioned off during the Gala Dinner that will follow GALA ITALIA 30. Proceeds from the benefit auction will go towards the educational fund for American students pursuing a college degree in the Italian language.

In addition, a colorful event catalog will enhance the importance of all of the companies and sponsors involved in the event, with ample information provided for each participant. The catalog will also provide wide coverage and a series of charts highlighting the success achieved by Italian wines in the past thirty years. The catalog will be distributed to all present and subsequently sent to the major leaders in the wine and food industry. In addition, all material published in the catalog will be displayed on the web-site of the Italian Wine & Food Institute.

To emphasize the exceptional quality of the wines to be presented, an American jury of experts will select the best wine of each participating winery and present these wines with a special “Certificate of Merit” that will further inform the press and trade representatives in attendance.

To RSVP for the GALA ITALIA 30, please register at www.iwfinews.com.

GALA ITALIA 30 is organized by the Italian Wine & Food Institute under the high patronage of the Ambassador of Italy to Washington, D.C., and with the sponsorship of the Italian Trade Commission and Veronafiere – Vinitaly. For more information, please contact Italian Wine & Food Institute: Tel.: 212 867-4111 – E-mail: iwfi@aol.com – Website: www.iwfinews.com

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