STIP Apr 18, 2024

Medici Archive Project Fellowships

The Medici Archive Project - Florence, Sep 1, 2024–Apr 17, 2025
Application deadline: Jun 15, 2024

The Medici Archive Project

The Medici Archive Project is offering nine short-term fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students working on a number of fields related to early modern Italy (preferably with a specific emphasis on Tuscany or Medici history).

- SAMUEL H. KRESS FELLOWSHIP (1)
Thanks to the continued support of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, The Medici Archive Project is offering one fellowship for graduate and/or pre-doctoral 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.

Each fellowship will last for an uninterrupted period of three months, taking place at any point between 1 September 2024 and 23 December 2024 (FALL SEMESTER) and 1 January 2025 and 20 July 2025 (SPRING SEMESTER)

Fellows will be asked to partcipate at academic and scholarly activities (conferences, workshops, lectures) at the Medici Archive Project.

The stipend is USD 8,000. Fellows will be responsible for their travel and accommodations in Florence.
Eligible candidates must either have American citizenship or be enrolled in graduate programs at universities in the United States.

- EVA SCHLER FELLOWSHIPS (4)
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 four short-term fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students of any nationality working on any field related to early modern Italy (preferably with a specific emphasis on Tuscany or Medici history).

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 September 2024 and 23 December 2024 (FALL SEMESTER) and 1 January 2025 and 20 July 2025 (SPRING SEMESTER).

Fellows will be asked to partcipate at academic and scholarly activities (conferences, workshops, lectures) at the Medici Archive Project.

The fellowship stipend is US $6,000. Fellows will be responsible for their travel and accommodations in Florence.
The fellowships are open to candidates from all nationalities.

- BEATRICE SOLOMON FELLOWSHIP (4)
These fellowships are especially aimed to provide graduate students in the field of art history (with a sepcific focus on women artists or patrons at the time of the Medici) and early modern Italian Jewry with the opportunity to examine/explore 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.

Each fellowship will last for an uninterrupted period of three months, taking place at any point between 1 September 2024 and 23 December 2024 (FALL SEMESTER) and 1 January 2025 and 20 July 2025 (SPRING SEMESTER).

Fellows will be asked to partcipate at academic and scholarly activities (conferences, workshops, lectures) at the Medici Archive Project.

The stipend is USD 8,000. Fellows will be responsible for their travel and accommodations in Florence.
This fellowship is open to scholars of all nationalities.

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There is no application form for the fellowships.

Instead, suitable candidates are invited to send via email to educationmedici.org, the following documents in a single PDF by 15 June 2024:

1) A cover letter.
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).

To apply for these fellowships, the following material should be sent electronically to educationmedici.org with the heading SAMUEL H. KRESS FELLOWSHIP 2024 or BEATRICE SOLOMON FELLOWSHIP 2024 or EVA SCHLER FELLOWSHIP 2024.

Please do not include supplementary material (publications, papers, syllabi, etc.).

All materials must be submitted in English.

For further information, contact educationmedici.org.

Reference:
STIP: Medici Archive Project Fellowships. In: ArtHist.net, Apr 18, 2024 (accessed May 19, 2024), <https://arthist.net/archive/41683>.

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