Two Graduate Fellowships are available for Harvard Ph.D. students each fall and spring semester at Villa I Tatti. The primary goal is to allow students working on their dissertation or selecting their topics to read widely in Renaissance sources and secondary literature, and to see objects related to their studies.
I Tatti offers its Fellows the precious time they need to pursue their research 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, Fellows are expected to live in the Florence area and 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.