Harvard I Tatti and DHI Rom Joint Fellowship at German Historical Institute in Italy 2020


Harvard I Tatti and DHI Rom Joint Fellowship application process at German Historical Institute in Italy. Learn the best way to apply for the Harvard I Tatti and DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for the academic year  2020/2021, via German Historical Institute Scholarship Portal.

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Scholarship Description

I Tatti and the DHI Rom with this fellowship, aim to stimulate and assist increased scholarship award on cultural exchange with and within the African continent by creating and encouraging chances for cross-field collaboration, especially between students from African regions and those working in European and North American institutions of learning. The fellowship provides post-doctoral students working on African studies (or topics that remotely consider Africa) a ten-month position to carry out historical research in Italy sponsored by two (2) institutions with dynamic academic societies.

Many applicants have been asking us questions like;

Available Subjects

African Studies and related disciplines.

Eligible Nationalities and Benefits

This scholarship is open to students from countries all over the world (Distinctive consideration will be given to applicants from the Africa).

Value of Award:

Terms and details relating to the DHI

  • Scholars will spend five (5) months at the DHI Rom (From September 2021 to January 2022).
  • Scholars are to spend their research duration in Rome except for research-related trips, and to partake in as well as contribute to the events of the DHI Rom.
  • The Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another fellowship or award.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining health coverage with an Accident and Health insurance policy.
  • The Fellow is responsible for obtaining 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.
  • The Fellow must determine if a visa is required and, if necessary, obtain one before travel.
  • Fellows are given a space to work within the DHI for the duration of their stay.
  • Fellows enjoy the use of the DHI library, archive, and collections.
  • The stipend is Euro 2,500 per month, plus a monthly supplement of Euro 1,000 to offset rental costs.

Duration of Award: Fellows will spend five months (September 1, 2021 – January 30, 2022) in Rome at the DHI and five months (February 1 – June 30, 2022) in Florence at I Tatti.


We welcome applications from scholars of all nationalities. Special consideration will be given to scholars from the African continent. Applicants must have their PhD certificate in hand by the time they apply and will be asked to upload a scan of it when submitting their application. (If the certificate is not in English, please include a translation.) Applicants must be fluent in English, Italian, German, or French, and proficient in an additional one of these languages. Each successful candidate must be approved by both institutions. It must be possible for Fellows to carry out most of their research with the resources available in the city where they are resident. The Fellow will be expected to carry out original research on the topic for which they have been awarded their fellowship. Priority will be given to applicants with no previous association with the two institutes.

Selection Criteria: The fellowship is designed for scholars in fields related to the study of precolonial and colonial African history c. 1250-1750, including art history, the history of expressive cultures, musicology, economic history, intellectual, political, and religious history, as well as literature and languages. Preference will be given to advanced research projects that address the relationship between the African continent and the Mediterranean world during the early modern period, broadly understood historically to include the period from the 14th through the 17th centuries.

How to Apply

Applications must be written in English and must be submitted electronically by midnight (Cambridge, MA time) on November 16, 2020. Scholars can apply to only one type of fellowship at I Tatti per academic year.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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The deadline for the scholarship award application is 16th November 2020. Applicants should ensure they submit their applications on or before the specified date.