Applications are invited for 2019 David and Julie Tobey Fellowship in Italy. Applications are open for international students to conduct research at The Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in the 2019-2020 academic year.
The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.
|Deadline||:||20 November 2018|
|Providers||:||The Villa I Tatti, The Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies|
|Course Level||:||Research scholarship|
|Field of Study||:||Fellowship is awarded in the field of 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.|
Benefits of 2019 David and Julie Tobey Fellowship:
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. Applicants should indicate their preference between fall (September through December) and winter-spring (January through June). Fellows enjoy all the privileges of the Harvard Center, including the 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. Fellows may not take on any other obligations such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of their Fellowship period. 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.
Number of Scholarships: One fellowship is available every year.
Nationality: International applicants
Eligibility for 2019 David and Julie Tobey Fellowship:
Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for the fellowship.
Entrance Requirements for 2019 David and Julie Tobey Fellowship:
Applicants must be conversant in English and have familiarity with Italian. At the time of application, a PhD is required. Priority will be given to early and mid-career scholars. 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 and gives special consideration to candidates without 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. 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).
English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English and Italian.