Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute offers 3‐5 external, academic‐year Solmsen Post‐Doctoral Fellowships to scholars from other universities working on literary and historical studies of the European Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods up to about 1700.
The Institute accepts applications from senior scholars as well as young scholars with research projects well advanced. Independent scholars with the Ph.D. are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application; we will not accept applications from graduate students expecting to have the doctorate by the beginning of academic year. Projects to revise the doctoral dissertation should involve substantial expansion, new research, and/or new conceptual frameworks; the proposal should clearly explain how the project relates to the dissertation.
Fellows are expected to be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips, lectures, conferences, etc.) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non‐stipendary basis. The award provides a stipend of $40,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities. Solmsen Fellows are also expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Institute by attending the weekly Monday afternoon seminars (3:00‐5:00pm) and presenting their work at a seminar. Monday seminars are followed by an informal Tuesday lunch discussion (noon‐1:15pm) based on the seminar for those who are able to participate. Fellows are also encouraged to join the informal daily lunches at the Institute, as well as to attend other Institute events, as time and interest permits.
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