The Harvard Research Center Grant is intended to support the work of scholars in the humanities or social sciences, librarians, archivists, and data science professionals whose research interests or practices cross traditional disciplinary boundaries and actively use technology in their work. Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly understood historically to include the period from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries and geographically to include transnational dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean, African, Asian , etc.). 

Projects must apply digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization, or the Semantic Web to topics in fields such as art, architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion, and history of science.

The I Tatti Center offers Italian scholarship for the humanities in connection with the Italian Renaissance Harvard university for Italian Renaissance Studies - in collaboration with the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support the work of scholars in the humanities or social sciences as well as to support librarians, archivists, and data science professionals whose research interests or practice transcend traditional boundaries and actively use technology in their work.

Benefits of Harvard Research Center Scholarship

  • The fellow's stipend is US$4200 per month plus an additional stipend (maximum of US$1500) to cover relocation expenses.
  • Fellows may not be occupied with any other commitments such as teaching positions, even part-time ones, during any part of the fellowship period.

Harvard Center Scholarship Terms

  • Applicants must be proficient in English and be familiar with Italian.
  • Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, covering the period from the 14th to the 17th centuries, and include - in geographical terms - cross-border cultural dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean countries, African and Asian culture, etc. .).
  • It is strongly preferred that applicants have a background in programming, library science, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research.
  1. The Italian scholarship is funded in the humanities and lasts for 4 or 6 months. Up to four fellowships will be awarded each year.
  2. Projects can address any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, covering the period from the 14th to the 17th centuries, and include - in geographical terms - cross-border cultural dialogues between Italy and other cultures (e.g. Latin American, Mediterranean countries, African and Asian culture, etc. .).
  3. Projects must use digital technologies such as mapping, textual analysis, visualization or the Semantic Web and these technologies are applied to subjects such as art and architecture, history, literature, material culture, music, philosophy, religion and the history of science.
  4. Applicants must be proficient in English and be familiar with Italian.
  5. Applicants researching the humanities and social sciences must have a doctoral degree at the time of application.
  6. A master's degree is required for librarians, archivists, and data science professionals
  7. It is strongly preferred that applicants have a background in programming, library science, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research.
  8. Candidates must have the technical skills to carry out their project at the time of application and it must be possible for applicants to conduct most of their research in Florence.
  9. Priority will be given to early and mid-career scholars.
  10. The I Tatti Center welcomes applications from researchers from all countries and pays special attention to candidates who do not have regular access to research materials and facilities in Italy.
  11. Applications are evaluated by international scholars. The selection committee aims to assess the ability of candidates to contribute in a collective way to the intellectual life of the I Tatti Centre.
  12. Pays particular attention to the strength of the proposed project, the possibility of achieving original results and the candidate's CV.

You will need to submit all of the following

Translation of documents must be done by a certified translator and must always accompany the original documents as well.

  • A copy of the passport or national ID
  • Copies of academic transcripts are known From here on the required formula
  • Statement of purpose
  • Motivation letter
  • recommendation Letter
  • Biography
  • Statement of school/university grades
  • Certificates training (If any )
  • You must submit a project summary: In no more than 700 characters (about 100 words), please write a summary of the research you intend to undertake.
  • You must submit a complete project proposal: In no more than 8000 characters (about 1150 words), please provide a more detailed description of your proposal

Steps to register for the Italian scholarship

  • Create a new account on the official website of the Italian scholarship.
  • Fill out the grant application information.
  • Attach the documents previously required from you to the application file.
  • Send the application to the donor.