Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies 2022/2023

Students at the German Historical Institute of Rome and Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies can apply for the academic year 2022-2023 scholarship that will allow them to live in Rome.

Please read this article to learn all the specifics about this program, including the eligibility criteria, requirements, application deadline, and more, in order to apply successfully. In the following section, we’ll offer you a quick rundown of what to expect.

About the Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship.

While I Tatti aims to encourage and support increased scholarship on cultural exchanges between the African continent and other continents, DHI Rom aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration, especially between African researchers and those working in North American or European institutions. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in African studies or a closely related field and must be willing to spend a minimum of ten months conducting historical research in Italy under the guidance of two institutes with active academic communities.

Eligibility for the Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship.

Scholars from all over the world are welcome to apply. Scholars from Africa will be given special consideration. As soon as the applicant submits their application, a scanned copy of their Ph.D. certificate will be required to be uploaded. 

Include a translation of the certificate if it isn’t written in English. English, Italian, German, or French fluency and proficiency in another one of these languages are required for the position, as well as proficiency in a third language. Applicants who are accepted into both colleges must have their applications approved by both institutions.

Fellows must be able to conduct the majority of their study using the resources available in the city where they live. In order to receive a fellowship, the fellow must conduct original research on the issue. Participants with no prior association with the two institutes will be given priority.

Selection Criteria for the Harvard I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship.

These include art history, the history of expressive cultures, economic history, musicology, intellectual, political, or religious histories as well as literature and languages in pre-colonial and colonial Africa c. 1250-1750. 

In particular, advanced research projects on the link between the African continent and Mediterranean world throughout the early modern period, which is broadly defined historically to cover the 14th through 17th century, will be given preference.

The DHI’s terms and conditions.

A five-month fellowship (September 2022 to January 2023) will be offered to DHI Rom fellows.

Except for research-related trips, fellows must spend their research year in Rome, and they must engage in the activities of the DHI Rom.

Neither the Fellowship nor any other fellowship or award may be held concurrently.

An Accident and Health Insurance policy must be purchased by the Fellow in order to cover his medical expenses in the future.

Permission to stay in Italy and health insurance is provided by the Fellow (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members).

Any appropriate visas must be obtained before travel by the fellow.

As part of the DHI program, fellows are provided with a work area for the duration of their stay.

Library, archives, and collections of the DHI are enjoyed by fellows.

On top of that, there’s an extra euro 1,000 every month to cover rent fees.

The following terms and conditions govern the use of Villa I Tatti

Thanks to a generous contribution from The Lila Wallace-Digest Reader’s Fund, fellows will spend five months at I Tatti from February to June 2023.

Other duties such as part-time or full-time teaching are prohibited during the fellowship period.

Neither the Fellowship nor any other fellowship or award may be held concurrently.

There will be no travel involved in this residential fellowship. They must live in Florence, spend at least three days a week at I Tatti, and contribute to the Center’s activities.

To name a few, I Tatti Fellows have access to the Berenson Library seven days a week, as well as the opportunity to meet and eat lunch with other Appointees Monday through Friday.

Fellows are provided with a desk or carrel in the Biblioteca Berenson that is reserved exclusively for them throughout their stay.

Obtaining a visa, residence permit, and health insurance are the Fellow’s responsibilities (and, if appropriate, for accompanying family members). They must establish if they need a visa and if so, get it before traveling.

How to Apply for the Position.

By November 15, 2021, at midnight (Cambridge, MA time), applications must be submitted electronically in English. Only one sort of I Tatti fellowship can be applied for by a scholar in a given academic year.

Letters of Recommendations

By November 21, 2021, two scholars who are familiar with the applicant’s work must submit online recommendations for the applicant. Please note that these recommendations must be made in English to be considered valid. Referees should be registered as soon as feasible in order to provide them enough time to submit letters of recommendation. In an email, the referees will be instructed on how to log in to the system and submit their letters online. Candidates are responsible for informing the academics writing on their behalf of the project’s scope and deadlines.

When is the deadline for submitting an application?

For this award, the deadline for submissions is November 15, 2021.