“These months have been transformative, not only in catalysing a new project and confronting a new literature, but also in experiencing (and, hopefully, contributing to) the most stimulating intellectual community in our field”

Scott Nethersole, Berenson Fellow ’19

Year Fellowship

An I Tatti Fellow discussing her project

I Tatti Fellowship

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.).

Term Fellowships (four or six months)

Wallace Fellowship

For scholars who explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era (19th-21st centuries)

Digital Humanities Fellowship 

For projects that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively employ digital technology. 

Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship 

For curators and conservators pursuing advanced research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.


I Tatti/Museo Nacional del Prado Joint Fellowship

For art historians working on projects that address the relationship between Spain and Italy. 


I Tatti/Dumbarton Oaks Joint Fellowship

For early-career scholars who explore cross-cultural contacts in and beyond the late medieval and early modern Mediterranean.

Group of Fellows discussing around a table

Berenson Fellowship

For scholars who explore "Italy in the World". Projects should address the transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures.

David and Julie Tobey Fellowship

To support research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts from the Italian Renaissance


Warburg/I Tatti Joint Fellowship

For early and mid-career scholars in the fields of history and history of science. 

Illuminated Gospel late 14th–early 15th century, Amhara peoples (detail)

I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies

For post-doctoral scholars working on African studies or topics that closely consider Africa. 

Other Fellowships and Research Opportunities

Graduate Fellowships

Each fall and spring semester, one or two Graduate Fellowships are available for Harvard PhD students.