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I Tatti Fellowships for International Applicants at Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Italy

I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is offering I Tatti Fellowships for postdoctoral research in Italian Renaissance in Italy. Fifteen fellowships are available for Italian Renaissance scholars from all nations. Applicants can understand and conversant in either English or Italian. Applicants must be early stages of their career and must hold a PhD degree.

Fifteen I Tatti Residential Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available annually for post-doctoral research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.).

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  • Study Subject(s): The fellowship is awarded in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.
  • Course Level: This fellowship is for pursuing postdoctoral research at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Italy.
  • Scholarship Provider: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
  • The award can be taken at Italy

Eligibility

  • 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 in between 2003-2012 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants are eligible for this postdoctoral research.

Duration of award(s): The Fellowship year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Starting 1 September, Fellows are expected to spend at least three days a week at the Villa and are required to live in Florence or the surrounding area. They may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship year.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply online for the fellowship.

Benefits

Fellows are offered a study, use of the Biblioteca Berenson, lunches on weekdays, and various other privileges. 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. If the candidate receives a partial salary or outside grants, then this must be explained on the application or in subsequent correspondence with the Director.

application Deadline: Applications for 2020/21 are now closed.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application