The Research Unit has developed an international network of personal and institutional contacts to enable liaison, dialogue and exchange between the Islamic and Western worlds of learning.
Visiting Fellows are welcomed annually to spend an extended period of independent study and research in Pisa. The RU provides visiting fellows with a work space, research facilities and financial contributions.
The following Fellowships are established at the RU:
– Dr. Chad Jorgenson (Carleton University, Canada)
Fall semester 2018 (September 2018 – December 2018 ): Research Grant “Persuasion and Coercion in Civic Education from Plato to al-Farabi” awarded by the University of Fribourg and the Department of Civiltà e forme del sapere of the University of Pisa.
– Prof. Richard Taylor (Marquette University, WI – De Wulf–Mansion Centre, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Spring semester 2018 (March 2018 – May 2018): Fulbright Global Flex three-year grant “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’: The influence of Arabic/Islamic Philosophy in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas“ (more information)
– Dr. Veysel Kaya (Istanbul University)
Spring semester (Feb. 16, 2017 / Aug. 15, 2017): Research Grant “The Graeco-Arabic Sources of Islamic Theology” awarded by the The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).