I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship for African Studies

I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the German Historical Institute in Rome (Deutsches Historisches Institut in Rom) offer a joint residential fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year.

With this fellowship, I Tatti and the DHI Rom seeks to stimulate and support increased scholarship on cultural exchange with and within the African continent during the period c. 1250-1750 by creating and promoting opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, particularly between scholars from African regions and those working in European and North American institutions.

The fellowship offers post-doctoral scholars working on African studies (or topics that closely consider Africa) a ten-month position to conduct historical research in Italy supported by two institutes with dynamic academic communities.

The fellowship is designed for scholars in fields related to the study of pre-colonial 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.


  • The stipend is Euro 2,500 per month, plus a monthly supplement of Euro 1,000 to offset rental costs.
  • Fellows will have their space to work within the DHI for the duration of their stay.
  • Fellows enjoy the use of the DHI library, archive, and collections.


  • Applications welcome 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. (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.
  • 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.
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Application Process

Applications must be written in English and must be submitted electronically including Letters of reference.

To apply for the I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship, click here.

Deadline: November 15, 2021.

For more information about the I Tatti/DHI Rom Joint Fellowship, visit the official site.