Two scholarships in memory of Franco Bonelli
24 March 2020

For the fourth consecutive year, BonelliErede is granting two scholarships in honour of one of its founders: Franco Bonelli. The scholarships are for young law graduates who wish to deepen their studies in the subjects addressed by Franco Bonelli in his writings.

The first scholarship is to attend a master’s (LLM or similar) and the second to carry out a research programme (PhD or research for a book or an article to publish) – at an EU or a US university.

Applications open today and close on 14 April 2020. To be eligible, you must be an EU citizen who graduated in law (or equivalent qualification) before 31 July 2018 – with a score of at least 105/110 (or equivalent). Applicants should also have adequate knowledge of the language of the country where they intend to study or conduct research.

The scholarship programme is coordinated by Alberto Saravalle, partner and board member at BonelliErede, who commented as follows:

“I care deeply about this scholarship programme, which is in its fourth year now. It is a way for BonelliErede not only to keep Franco Bonelli’s memory and teachings alive for the new generations but also to spread his legacy of excellence: by giving two young talents an opportunity to study abroad at a university of excellence.”

The successful applicants will be chosen by a committee comprising Sabino Cassese (chair), Giovanni Domenichini and Piergaetano Marchetti.

Stefano Simontacchi, president of BonelliErede, commented as follows:

“The courage and strength to bring big ideas to life is the purpose that BonelliErede embodies every day, and the two scholarships we grant annually in memory of Franco Bonelli are proof of that. They provide a truly great opportunity to the most deserving European minds to deepen their knowledge and expand their horizons – young talents who, with courage and strength, approach our profession.”

Applications must be sent to Marco Sinopoli at BonelliErede by 14 April (email:; post:  Via Michele Barozzi 1 – 20122, Milan).

The successful applicants will be announced by 15 June 2020.

More information is available here.