15 November 2018
The David and Julie Tobey Fellowship supports 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. Proposals on a variety of subjects with a substantive component of research on drawings, prints, and illustrated manuscripts done on paper or parchment types are welcome.
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.One fellowship is available every year.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
Research on these areas from the Italian Renaissance:
- Illustrated manuscripts.
English and Italian
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
4 or 6 months
Applicants must Choose between fall (September through December) and winter-spring (January through June).
- Applicants must be conversant in English and have familiarity with Italian.
- At the time of application, a PhD is required.
- Projects should represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 14th to the 17th century, and deal with drawings, prints, or illustrated manuscripts, and the role that these works may have played in the creative process, the history of taste and collecting, or questions of connoisseurship.
- 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).
- Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship period.
- 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.
- Applications are evaluated by international scholars. The selection committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collegial way to the intellectual life of the Harvard Center.
- The stipend is $4,000 per month, plus a one-time supplement (maximum, $1,500) towards relocation expenses.
- In light of the residential nature of the fellowship, Fellows must live in the Florence area and spend at least three days a week at the Center.
- 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.
- Short-term Fellows do not receive an office or study, but they will have their own desk or carrel in the Library itself.
- The Fellow is responsible to obtain a visa, permesso di soggiorno, and health coverage (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members). The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.
First Step: Sign up to get started HERE, then activate your account.
Second Step: Please create your SlideRoom profile.
Third Step: Complete Your Application, (Forms (up to 6 Publications and Sample of Writing) and References).
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.
Fourth Step: Submit your application.
- Applications can be written in English or Italian.
- Applications must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on November 15, 2018.
- Scholars can apply for only one fellowship at I Tatti per academic year.
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This Scholarship Published by:
“Salma El-Noby/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Nermine Nejima/ Tunisia “
and ” Esraa Abdullzaher/ Egypt ”
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