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 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.
I Tatti Fellowship (one year; deadline: 15 October)
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
Short Term Fellowships (deadline: 14 December)
Wallace Fellowship (new)
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 (new)
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
Mellon Fellowship in the Digital Humanities (new)
Two Mellon 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
Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship (revised)
Two Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship, for three 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 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 (deadlines vary)
I Tatti-RCAC Joint Fellowship
Villa I Tatti and the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations of Koç University (RCAC, in Istanbul) offer a joint, one-year fellowship. Scholars will spend a semester at each institution to carry out research on interaction between Italy and the Byzantine or the Ottoman Empire (ca. 1300 to ca. 1700). Subjects covered include art, architecture, archaeology, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and science.
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.
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.