15 November 2018



(Partially Funded)


Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship 2018

The Craig Hugh Smyth Fellowship is designed for curators and conservators pursuing advanced research in any aspect of the Italian Renaissance.

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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. Each year, a limited number of activities organized at I Tatti are reserved for the Fellows, and they are expected to join the wider community at conferences, lectures, and concerts.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • History.
  • Art.
  • Architecture.
  • Landscape architecture.
  • Literature.
  • Material culture.
  • Music.
  • Philosophy.
  • Religion.
  • Science.

Required Languages

English and Italian.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 or 6 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Applicants must be conversant in English and have familiarity with Italian.
  • Applicants should be scholars who work for an educational or cultural institution as a curator or conservator. They may apply to carry out research on behalf of their home institution, or propose projects relating to their personal research interests.
  • It must be possible for applicants to carry out most of their research in Florence.
  • I Tatti welcomes applications from scholars from all nations.


  • Short-term Fellowships at I Tatti can be held only once and cannot be deferred. Short-term Fellowships are intended for scholars who have not previously held appointments at I Tatti (with the exception of Graduate Fellows).
  • Priority will be given to early and mid-career scholars.
  • I Tatti gives special consideration to candidates with regular access to research materials and facilities in Italy.
  • The selection committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • The stipend is $4,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, $1,500) towards relocation expenses.
  • When possible, a one-bedroom apartment will be set aside for the Fellow’s use, rent free, but with charges for utilities. If an apartment is not available, $1000 per month will be offered to help offset rental costs.
  •  Fellows enjoy all the privileges of the Harvard Center, including use of the Biblioteca Berenson seven days a week and lunch with other Appointees from Monday through Friday.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining a visa.
  • Short-term Fellows do not receive an office or study, but they will have their own desk or carrel in the Library itself.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an account on the website.

Second Step: Fill out the application. You must include the following information :

  • Demographic & Academic Info.
  • Professional Employment.
  • Present and Former Fellowships.
  • Linguistic Skills.
  • Publications.
  • Writing Sample.
  • Project Information.

You also need to provide:

  • Letters of Recommendation:

Applicants must have two scholars who know their work well submit recommendations online by November 20, 2018. These recommendations can be written in English or Italian. In order to give your referees adequate time to submit letters of recommendation, click the reference tab and register them as early as possible. Referees will receive an email explaining how to access the system and submit their letters electronically. It is the applicants’ responsibility to inform the scholars writing on their behalf of the nature of the project and the deadline for submission.

Please Read HERE for more Information about each Part.

Third Step:  Submit the Application.


Applications can be written in English or Italian and must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on November 15, 2018.

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