I Tatti Fellowships for International Applicants at Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Italy

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Annually Villa I Tatti,The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies is offering I Tatti Fellowships for postdoctoral research in Italian Renaissance in Italy. Fifteen fellowships are available for Italian Renaissance scholars from all nations. Applicants can understand and conversant in either English or Italian. Applicants must be early stages of their career and must hold PhD degree. The duration of fellowship is of one year. Online application should be send by 15 October 2013.. The project must represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Subjects covered include the architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, science, or visual arts of Italy. 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 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. Applicants should discuss how their project relates to their earlier work and note that preference is given to scholars embarking on a new project rather than polishing a dissertation. Special consideration may be given to candidates without regular access to research materials and facilities available in Italy. Renewals or repeats of an I Tatti Fellowship are not granted.. This fellowship is for pursuing postdoctoral research at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Italy.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The fellowship is awarded in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Fellows are selected by an international and interdisciplinary committee that welcomes applications from Italian Renaissance 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 candidate’s curriculum vitae, the strength of the proposed project, and its potential to yield original results.
· 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 in between 2003
· 2012 and have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies.
Benefits of the scholarship: Fellows are offered a study, use of the Biblioteca Berenson, lunches on weekdays, and various other privileges. The maximum stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement towards relocation expenses. There are several apartments on I Tatti property, rent free, but with charges for utilities. A housing subsidy is made available for Fellows who cannot be accommodated within the I Tatti Estate. If the candidate receives partial salary or outside grants, then this must be explained on the application or in subsequent correspondence with the Director.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The Fellowship year runs from 1 July to 30 June. Starting 1 September, Fellows are expected to spend at least three days a week at the Villa and are required to live in Florence or the surrounding area. They may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship year.
Number of scholarships: Not Known

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