I Tatti Fellowships, Villa I Tatti

I Tatti Fellowships

Villa I Tatti (The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies)

Application deadline: 15th October 2016

Fifteen I Tatti 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.).

I Tatti offers Fellows the precious time they need to pursue their studies with a minimum of obligations and interruptions together with a maximum of scholarly resources—a combination that distinguishes the Harvard Center from similar institutions. In order to foster a collaborative spirit, Fellows are expected to live in the Florence area and to spend at least three days a week at the center. Lunch and tea are served each weekday, and the I Tatti community takes shape over these convivial occasions. Rather than present a traditional paper at the end of the year, Fellows give informal presentations in the early Fall. This provides an opportunity to explore problems and questions and receive valuable feedback from other members of the community during the extended discussion period. Each year, a limited number of activities organized at I Tatti are reserved for the Fellows, and they join the wider community at conferences, lectures, and concerts.


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 strength of the proposed project and its potential to yield original results, and to the candidate’s curriculum vitae.

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 2006-2015 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies. (NB: The PhD certificate must bear a date between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2015, inclusive.)

The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined historically as the period ranging from the 14th to the 17th centuries and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.). Subjects covered include art and architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science. 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 on 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. Preference is given to a postdoctoral research project. Applicants should demonstrate that they have already completed the necessary preliminary work to establish that the project shows promise. Projects could also represent a significant reworking of a dissertation. Special consideration may be given to candidates without regular access to research materials and facilities available in Italy.

One of the I Tatti fellowships, sponsored by a generous grant from the Florence Gould Foundation, is designated for scholars who a) work on a Franco-Italian Renaissance topic (which includes any project exploring the contact between the geographic areas of Italy and France in the early modern period); b) reside in France; or c) have French citizenship. Candidates who fall into one or more of these categories should indicate their status in the penultimate section on the application form.

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.

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I Tatti Fellowships, Villa I Tatti

Fellowships, Harvard University

Fellowships in Hellenic Studies 2017-2018

Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University

Application deadline: 16th October 2016

The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) offers fellowship opportunities for the 2017-18 academic year. All fellows receive appointments for one year, beginning in July, and receive full access to the resources of the Harvard library system for the duration of their fellowship.

Fellowship awards may also include:

  • financial support up to $18,000;
  • housing at the CHS in Washington, DC for up to 16 weeks during the fall (August 30, 2017-December 20, 2017) or spring (January 31, 2018-May 23, 2018) terms;
  • subsidized health insurance; and
  • travel support.

About the Program

The purpose of the fellowship program is to encourage and support research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greece or, more generally, Hellenism. This includes but is not limited to the study of Greek-speaking cultures and their influence on others – from those who inhabited the more immediate regions around the Mediterranean to more distant populations in Europe and Asia.

The fellowship program aims to develop and support a network of researchers and places an emphasis on collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches that reflect the evolving nature of Hellenic studies. The program also seeks to foster interaction among researchers at various stages in their engagement with Hellenism who represent diverse social, educational, cultural, and professional backgrounds.

The program provides for flexibility in terms of residency at the CHS and levels of financial support. The fellowship team will work with successful candidates to determine the exact terms of their appointments.

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Fellowships, Harvard University

Visiting Scholars Program, Harvard University

Visiting Scholars Program

Harvard University

Application deadline: various deadlines

In order to promote scholarly research, exchange, and conversation about the medieval world, the Committee on Medieval Studies welcomes a small number of Visiting Scholars each academic year. Visiting Scholars may work in any field dealing with some aspect of medieval society, religion, or culture in Europe, Africa, or Eurasia, and are welcomed as full members of Harvard’s rich intellectual and social community of medievalists.

Visiting Scholars may be appointed to terms ranging from three to six months. They enjoy full access to Harvard libraries and many other university facilities, an email account, and shared office space during the period of their appointment. They are expected to be engaged in research projects that draw upon Harvard’s manuscript, library, and other resources; to remain in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area during their appointment; to participate fully in the seminars, colloquia, and other activities of the Committee on Medieval Studies; and to share the results of their research in a seminar or other public venue.

Please note that these are unpaid research positions. Visiting Scholars are responsible for providing their own funding and securing their own accommodations during the term of their appointment. Researchers who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must obtain a visa to enter the U.S., and must demonstrate that they will be able to support themselves and any dependents traveling with them for the duration of their visit. All applicants must have received the Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in their field, before the date on which they plan to begin their term as visiting scholars at Harvard.

Those wishing to apply to the Medieval Studies Visiting Scholar Program should submit a dossier containing the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Current curriculum vitae
  3. A short research proposal (no more than 750 words)
  4. Two letters of recommendation (sent by recommenders under separate cover); one of these must come from a Harvard faculty member familiar with the applicant and the applicant’s work.

Applications are accepted twice yearly. Those expecting to hold a visiting position at Harvard in Spring 2017 must submit all materials no later than 10 September 2016; those applying for Fall 2017 should submit applications by 10 February 2017. Materials may be submitted electronically to medieval@fas.harvard.edu (with the subject line “Visiting Scholar Application”), or by regular mail to:

Visiting Scholar Program
Committee on Medieval Studies
Barker Center 120
12 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Visiting Scholars Program, Harvard University