I Tatti Fellowships for Studying Italian Renaissance

The applications for the I Tatti Fellowships are accepted through 15 October 2017. Scholars from all nations are welcome to apply. The awards are aimed to support 15 fellows doing postdoctoral research in Italian Renaissance in Italy. Up to $50,000 will be awarded to each of the selected fellows. Other benefits may also be given.

Fellowship Description
The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 14th to the 17th centuries. Subjects covered include the architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, science, or visual arts of Italy. Scholars can also apply to work on the transmission and circulation of ideas, objects, and people during the Renaissance, into and beyond the Italian peninsula, or the historiography of the Italian Renaissance, including the rebirth of interest in the Renaissance in later periods. It must be possible for applicants to carry out most of their research in Florence with the resources available in the city and at I Tatti.

Award Value
The maximum stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement towards relocation expenses. There are several apartments on I Tatti property, rent free, but with charges for utilities. A housing subsidy is made available for Fellows who cannot be accommodated within the I Tatti Estate.

Level and Area of Studies
Postdoctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

Place of Study
Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Italy.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from Italian Renaissance scholars from all nations. The committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center. It pays special attention to the candidate’s curriculum vitae, the strength of the proposed project, and its potential to yield original results.
  • At the time of application, scholars must hold a PhD, dottorato di ricerca, or an equivalent degree. They must be conversant in either English or Italian and able to understand both languages. They should be in the early stages of their career, having received a PhD between 2007-2016 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies. (NB: The PhD certificate must bear a date between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2016, inclusive.)
  • The Fellow is responsible to obtain a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members). The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.
  • Renewals or repeats of an I Tatti Fellowship are not granted. Scholars can apply to only one type of I Tatti Fellowship at a time.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

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Application Instruction
All candidates are advised to click the link below and learn the application procedure at the web-page.

Submission Deadline
15 October 2017.

Website and Application  Link

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