Fellowships

Fellowships

I Tatti Fellowship (one year; deadline: October 15)

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.). Read More

Term Fellowships (deadline: November 15)

Wallace Fellowship 

Four Wallace Fellowships, for four or six months, are available annually for scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th-21st centuries). 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, in literature and music, and in philosophy and political thought. Read More

Berenson Fellowship 

Four Berenson Fellowships, for four or six months, are available annually for scholars who explore "Italy in the World". Projects should address the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian etc.) during the Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th to the 17th century. Read More

Fellowship in the Digital Humanities

Two Digital Humanities Fellowships, for four or six months, are available annually for projects that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively employ digital technology. Applicants can be scholars in the humanities or social sciences, librarians, archivists, and data science professionals. Projects should apply digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization, or the semantic web to topics on any aspect of the Italian Renaissance. Read More

Villa I Tatti - Boğaziçi University Joint Fellowship

Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (VIT, Florence) and the Byzantine Studies Research Center of Boğaziçi University (BSRC, Istanbul) offer a joint, one-year residential fellowship. Scholars will spend the fall term at one center and the spring term at the other. The fellowship will focus on the interaction between Italy and the Byzantine Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). Read more

Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship 

Two Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship, for four or six months, are available annually for curators and conservators. Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance art or architecture, including landscape architecture. Read More.

David and Julie Tobey Fellowship

One David and Julie Tobey Fellowship, for four or six months, is awarded annually to support research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance, and especially the role that these works played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, and questions of connoisseurship. Read More.

Other Fellowships 

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers a small number of Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers participating in the program, including I Tatti. 
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Graduate Fellowships

Each fall and spring semester, one or two Graduate Fellowships are available for Harvard PhD students. The primary goal is to allow students working on their dissertation or selecting their topics to read widely in Renaissance sources and secondary literature. 
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