Appel à candidature: Bourse David et Julie Robey, Villa I Tatti, Florence, février 2015
One David and Julie Tobey Fellowship, for three months, is available each academic year to support 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.
At the time of application, scholars should have a solid background in Italian Renaissance studies. They must be advanced PhD candidates (with an approved dissertation topic) or hold a PhD, dottorato di ricerca, or an equivalent degree. Priority will be given to candidates who received their PhD after 2004. Applicants must be conversant in either English or Italian and able to understand both languages. Projects should represent advanced research in the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the 13th to the 17th centuries, 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.
Short-term fellowships at I Tatti can be held only once, and priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with the Harvard Center. Scholars can apply to only one type of I Tatti fellowship at a time. Scholars awarded a Tobey Fellowship can apply for a one-year I Tatti Fellowship only after a year has passed from the end of their sojourn. Renewals or repeats of a Tobey Fellowship are not granted.
Periods of residence are fall (September through November), winter (January through March), and spring (April through June). Applicants should indicate their preference. Fellows are required to spend at least three days a week at the Villa, and to live in Florence or the surrounding area.
Fellows enjoy all the privileges of the Harvard Center, including use of the Biblioteca Berenson seven days a week and lunch with other I Tatti 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 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 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.
Applications, which can be written in English or Italian, must be submitted electronically by midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on February 1, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Notifications will be made at the beginning of March.
Letters of Recommendation
Fellowship Applicants must have two scholars who know their work submit recommendations online by February 8, 2015. For graduate students, one letter must be written by their dissertation advisor; this must state that the dissertation topic has been formally approved, and indicate the estimated date of completion. These recommendations can be written in either English or Italian. When applicants enter the online application system, they will be asked to provide the names of their referees. After the applicant registers the referees and submits a completed application, the 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.
Click here to apply for a David and Julie Tobey Fellowship.
Légende: El Greco, Portrait de Giulio Clovio, 1571. Huile sur toile, 58 x 86 cm. Museo di Capodimonte, Naples.