Wallace Fellowship in Italy

Deadline: 15 November 2018
Open to:  mid-career scholars with a PhD
Benefits: USD 4,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, USD 1,500) towards relocation expenses


Wallace Fellowships are designed for scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th-21st centuries). They are made possibly by a generous grant from The Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Fund.

Projects could address a range of topics from historiography to the reaction to, transformation of, and commentary on the Italian Renaissance and its ties to modernity. Also welcome are projects on museum and collecting history, and on the survival of the Renaissance in modern art and architecture (including photography and landscape architecture), in literature and music, and in philosophy and political thought.

This is a residential fellowship of 4 or 6 months in length. Up to four fellowships will be awarded every year.


  • 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).


  • The stipend is USD 4,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, USD 1,500) towards relocation expenses;
  • In light of the residential nature of the fellowship, Fellows must live in the Florence area and spend at least three days a week at the Center;
  • 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, USD 1000 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs.

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