The most important goals of I Tatti are to advance our understanding of the Italian Renaissance, to encourage the fruitful interchange of ideas, and to create a relaxed atmosphere conducive to research and writing.  To this end, the Center offers fifteen full-year post-doctoral I Tatti Fellowships annually, as well as several fellowships for shorter periods: Graduate Visiting Fellowships, for graduate students at Harvard University, Mellon Visiting Fellowships, for scholars from areas that have been under-represented at I Tatti, Craig Hugh Smyth Visiting Fellowships, for scholars who do not have the benefit of sabbatical leave, and Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships, for recently tenured scholars. The center provides a tranquil setting where scholars can exchange ideas and carry out their research. Fellows join a community of scholars from all over the world, working in a wide range of fields and often with different methodological approaches. The I Tatti community is rounded out with Research Associates, Visiting Professors, Director’s Guests, and the scholars on staff.

Former Fellows can apply for Lila Acheson Wallace – Reader’s Digest Special Grants to support their scholarship. I Tatti also offers Internships for graduate and undergraduate students.