The School will admit 20-25 student participants. Applications are welcome from current Ph.D. students in Management, Strategy, Organization Theory, Economic Sociology, and related disciplines from universities worldwide. Students for the Summer School will be selected in accordance with the quality of their doctoral curricula, research interests, and application materials. Applications from students who have completed at least two years of doctoral training will be considered, with preference given to those who have satisfied their course requirements and qualifying exams but have not yet embarked on their dissertation research. Applications from post-docs will also be considered.

There is no application or participation fee. Student participants will be responsible for covering their own travel expenses to and from Bologna, but the Summer School will cover accommodation and board expenses during the week of sessions provided that students attend the entire week. Applications should include:

  1. A simple statement declaring that the applicant is interested in being considered for admission to the Summer School together with the applicant’s contact information: email address, telephone, and mailing address. All of this should be in the body of an email sent to the address below.
  2. Curriculum vitae listing educational background, Ph.D. program, scholarly achievements, nationality, etc.
  3. A motivation letter (no longer than 1 page) indicating the applicant’s current research activities and their specific interest in the proposed topic for the 2024 Summer School.
  4. A brief recommendation letter from one faculty member of their dissertation committee.
  5. Applicants are also encouraged (but not required) to submit an extended abstract or discussion note that they could present during the Summer School. The Selection Committee will evaluate the relevance of this paper to the 2024 School theme.

All application materials should be sent by March 20th, 2024 exclusively via email to the following address: with the application Medici Summer School in the subject of the email. For any specific inquiry or clarification, please also contact Admitted candidates will be notified by April 12th, 2024.