Fifteen I Tatti Fellowships, each for twelve months, are available each academic year for post doctorate research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.
Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from 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 doctorate. 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, that is, within the first decade after receiving their doctorate.
The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Subjects covered include the architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, science, or visual arts of Italy. Applications are also welcome from candidates working 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. Applicants should discuss how their project relates to their earlier work and note that preference is given to scholars embarking on a new research project rather than polishing a dissertation.
Renewals or repeats of an I Tatti Fellowship are not granted.
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.
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. Several apartments on the I Tatti property are available for Fellows, with larger ones reserved for Fellows who live there with their families. These are rent free but with charges for utilities.
If the candidate receives partial salary or outside grants, this must be explained on the application or in subsequent correspondence with the Director.
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