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Five Short-Term Fellowships at the Medici Archive Project (2018)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018   (0 Comments)

Two Short-Term Samuel H. Kress Fellowships

Thanks to the continued support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is offering two fellowships for graduate students to undertake specialized archival research on-site at the Archivio di Stato as well as other archival collections housed in Florence and across Tuscany. These fellowships are especially aimed to provide graduate students in art and architectural history with the opportunity to examine original source materials, receive scholarly guidance from MAP Staff, present their findings at MAP-sponsored conferences and workshops, and enroll in MAP’s Paleography and Archival Studies Seminar.

Students may apply for either the 2018 SPRING/SUMMER semester or the 2018 FALL/WINTER semester.

  • The Spring/Summer Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,000, must take place within the period extending from 1 April to 31 July 2018.
  • The Fall/Winter Fellowship, covering a period of no less than three months, with a stipend of $8,000, must take place within the period 1 September to 23 December 2018.

Eligible candidates must either have American citizenship or be enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the United States. There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 1 March 2018:

  1. A cover letter, stating which fellowship is sought, either “Spring/Summer” OR “Fall/Winter” and the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.
  2. A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of the research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).

Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.). All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org).

The successful candidates will be notified on 15 March 2018.

Three Short-Term Fellowships in Honor of Eva Schler

Thanks to the generous gift from Joan A. McClure and Michael L. Schler, in honor of Michael's late mother Eva Schler, the Medici Archive Project is offering three short-term fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students working of any nationality working on any field related to early modern Italy (preferably with a specific emphasis on Tuscany or Medici history). Special preference will be given to young scholars working on any topic related to early modern Jewish women.

This scholarly residence will be of considerable benefit in helping students to gain the necessary skills, experience and confidence to continue independent academic research in their academic specialization. While undertaking research on primary sources in Florence, fellows will benefit from the supervision of the MAP Staff as well as from academics drawn from a variety of disciplines, who are experts in archival research, paleography, and digital humanities.

Each fellowship will last for an uninterrupted period of three months, taking place at any point between 1 April 2018 and 31 July 2018 (SPRING/SUMMER SEMESTER) and 1 September and 31 December 2018 (FALL/WINTER SEMESTER). There is no application form for this fellowship. Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to education@medici.org, the following documents in a collated PDF by 1 March 2018:

  1. A cover letter in English, stating the proposed dates which the fellow will be in residence at MAP’s headquarters at Palazzo Alberti.
  2. A short essay (no more than two pages) on how the candidate’s topic will benefit from archival research.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. The name and email address of a scholar in the field, preferably the candidate’s supervisor, who can comment on the applicant’s qualifications and the merits of the research proposal (please do not include letters of recommendation with the application).

The fellowships are open to candidates from any nationalities. The fellowship stipend is US $6,000. Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.). All materials must be submitted in English. For further information, contact Carlotta Paltrinieri (education@medici.org). The successful candidates will be notified on 15 March 2018.


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