Villa I Tatti Wallace Fellowship for International Applicants

Deadline: 15 November 2017
Open to: applicants of all nationalities
Fellowship: USD 4,000 per month + benefits

Description

Annually Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies offers Wallace Fellowship for 4 or 6 months in length in Italy. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Wallace Fellowships are designed for scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th-21st centuries).

Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is a center for advanced research in the humanities located in Florence, Italy, and belongs to Harvard University. It also houses a library and an art collection, and it is the site of Italian and English gardens. Villa I Tatti is located on an estate of olive groves, vineyards, and gardens on the border of Florence, Fiesole, and Settignano.

Eligibility

The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Applicants must be conversant in English and have familiarity with Italian. At the time of application, a PhD is required. Priority will be given to early and mid-career scholars.  Projects can address the historiography or impact of the Renaissance on any field, including art and architecture, landscape architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science. It must be possible for applicants to carry out most of their research in Florence. I Tatti welcomes applications from scholars from all nations and gives special consideration to candidates without regular access to research materials and facilities in Italy. Applications are evaluated by international scholars. The selection committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center;
  • Short-term Fellowships at I Tatti can be held only once and cannot be deferred. Short-term Fellowships are intended for scholars who have not previously held appointments at I Tatti (with the exception of Graduate Fellows).

Fellowship

The stipend is USD 4,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, USD 1,500) towards relocation expenses. When possible, a one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the Fellow’s use, rent free, but with charges for utilities. If an apartment is not available, $1000 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs. In light of the residential nature of this fellowship, we actively discourage people from commuting and expect everyone to reside in the vicinity. The Fellowships are funded by a generous grant from The Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Fund.

How to Apply?

Applications can be written in English or Italian and must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on November 15, 2017. Scholars can apply to only one type of I Tatti Fellowship at a time.

In order to apply fill the application form.

For more information please visit the official website.