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Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship, Harvard University, USA

Publish Date: Sep 14, 2016

Deadline: Sep 28, 2016

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for recently tenured scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences.

Burkhardt Fellowships are intended to support an academic year (normally nine months) of residence at any one of the national residential research centers -- including I Tatti -- that participates in the program.

ACLS will award up to 10 Burkhardt Fellowships for residency at these centers in the 2016-17 competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000. For further information, please visit the official website.


Applicants for the Burkhardt Fellowship who are interested in using it at the Harvard University Center in Florence should apply directly to the ACLS online.  Eligibility is the same as for the regular I Tatti Fellowship competition (see in "Further Official Information") with two differences: 1) Burkhardt Fellowships are reserved for scholars whose tenured contracts began between the autumn semester (or quarter ) of 2012 and September 2016.  2) Burkhardt applicants may hold a PhD or Doctorate obtained before 2006.

Please note that while the ACLS allows Burkhardt nominees to take up their fellowship in any one of the next three academic years, I Tatti only considers applications from Burkhardt candidates who would assume their residential fellowship in the year immediately following their application.

I Tatti offers Fellows the precious time they need to pursue their studies with a minimum of obligations and interruptions together with a maximum of scholarly resources—a combination that distinguishes the Harvard Center from similar institutions. In order to foster a collaborative spirit, we actively discourage people from commuting and expect our Fellows to reside in the vicinity. Fellows are expected to spend at least three days a week at the center. Lunch and tea are served each weekday, and the I Tatti community takes shape over these convivial occasions. Each year, a limited number of activities organized at I Tatti are reserved for the Fellows, and they join the wider community at conferences, lectures, and concerts.

Fellowship Details

  • Amount: $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000
  • Tenure: one academic year
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 pm Eastern Daylight Time, September 28, 2016.
  • Notifications will be sent by late February 2017.


Applications are available on the official website. To apply online go to "Further Official Information" below the announcement. ACLS invites applications for Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars, made possible by the generous assistance of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The fellowships are named for the late Frederick Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS, whose decades of work on The Correspondence of Charles Darwin constitute a signal example of dedication to a demanding and ambitious scholarly enterprise. These fellowships support long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities and related social sciences. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. ACLS does not fund creative work (e.g., novels or films), textbooks, straightforward translation, or pedagogical projects.

The Burkhardt program offers two sets of opportunities for recently tenured humanists. The first set of Burkhardt Fellowships support an academic year (nine months) of residence at any one of the 13 participating residential research centers, and are open to faculty at any degree-granting academic institution in the United States. An additional set of Burkhardt Fellowships are designated specifically for liberal arts college faculty, and support an academic year of residence at a wider range of locations including campus humanities centers and university academic departments to be proposed by the applicant. (Liberal arts college faculty may apply for either of the Burkhardt awards and should select the fellowship opportunity that will best serve their project.)

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