As part of its long-standing support for research into games, festive events, sports and leisure activities in general up to the outbreak of World War II, the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche sponsors two annual awards of 3,000 Euros each for young scholars.
The awards continue in the tradition of the Foundation, which over thirty years has assigned 70 scholarships to graduates over a broad range of academic levels.
Started in 1988 in memory of Stefano Benetton, the scholarships were, from 2001 to 2015, dedicated to Gaetano Cozzi, the illustrious scholar, Selection board chairman until 2000, and driving force behind the initiative until his death in 2001.
The award for unpublished essays is also dedicated to the memory of Gaetano Cozzi. Chaired by Gherardo Ortalli, the Selection board is made up of directors of the journal «Ludica. Annali di storia e civiltà del gioco».
The regulations governing the award for unpublished essays are available in pdf format in different languages on this same site.
Submissions must be sent in digital format (Word and pdf) to Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche at: firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than 15th March 2020.