Fellowships, Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi


Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell’Arte Roberto Longhi

Application deadline: 14th May 2016

Roberto Longhi Foundation for History of Art Studies announces the availability of a number of fellowships for the year 2016-2017, beginning October 1, 2016. The fellowships are designed for those, who seriously want to dedicate themselves to research in the History of Art.

To be eligible, applicants must be under thirty-two before May 14, 2016.

Non-Italian citizens should have fulfilled the preliminary requirements for a Doctoral Degree in History of Art at an accredited university or an institution of equal standing.

Applications should be addressed to the secretariat of the Fondazione and arrive before May 14, 2016. Applications should include:

  • the candidate biographical data (place of birth, domicile, citizenship);
  • a transcript of the candidate’s undergraduate and graduate records;
  • a printed copy of the degree thesis and of the original works, published and unpublished;
  • a “curriculum studiorum”, indicating also the spoken and written knowledge of foreign languages;
  • letters of recommendation from at least two persons of academic standing who are acquainted with the candidate’s work;
  • the subject of the research which the candidate is interested in pursuing within the History of Art;
  • two passport photographs.

To be accepted the applications must be complete and signed.

For further information:

The fellowships will be paid in monthly instalments over a period of nine months, beginning in October 2016 until June 2017. The total amount of the grant will be of 5.400 Euro. The successful candidates must confirm the acceptance of the fellowship and its stipulations within 15 days of the receipt of the award letter. The fellowships will be mainly granted, following the unobjectionable judgement of Fondazione, thanks to the following money contribution: Associazione “L’Italia Fenice – onlus” (two), Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Fondazione Piera, Pietro e Giovanni Ferrero, Jean-Luc Baroni, Giovanna Poletti in the memory of Geo Poletti, Valentina Supino in the memory of Igino Benvenuto Supino, Daniel Thierry to a research about drawing. A Fellowship will be issued in memory of Nicola Pauer d’Ankerfeld. The Fellowships holders may make use of the study materials available in the Institute, which mainly concern Italian painting from the thirteenth to the eighteenth century. At the end of the Academic Year a written report with the results of the research undertaken must be submitted. The Fondazione Longhi reserves the right of first publication of the above described research results.

Fellowship holders must frequent the Institute, cooperate on specific group research projects selected by the Scientific Committee and dedicate themselves full time to the research for which the fellowship is assigned. Therefore they may not work or collaborate with other institutions and they may not exceed the periods of vacations fixed by the Institute. They are required to live in Florence for the entire duration of the fellowship (except for travels necessary for their research) and attend seminars, lectures and other activities arranged by the Institute. Within October 31, 2016 the fellowship holders are required to take up permanent domicile in Florence and to communicate their address. The failure to fulfil these conditions could lead to the eventual revocation of the fellowship.


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