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Application for Academic Fellowships

Applications for the coming year have been evaluated; see here for the winning fellows who will join the Academy in 2014–15.

Guidelines and Selections

The Call for Applications appears at the bottom of this page.

The selection of Fellows will be based on the quality of the applications. These will be reviewed by a jury appointed by the Director and the Advisory Board of the Academy, which is composed of dozens of senior scholars in many fields at Columbia and other leading universities. Fifteen to twenty Fellowships will be awarded every year.

Normally Fellowships will be open to advanced scholars from the post doctoral to the full professorial level. (Candidates should expect to have their doctorates in hand no later than the summer after they apply.) Fellows will be expected to be in residence for one or two academic semesters.

At the Academy, Fellows will find a place where they can work, interact amongst themselves and with members of the Columbia community, and generally remain free from outside obligations. For periods of either one or two academic semesters, the Academy will provide office space and support, with opportunities for the organization of public lectures, seminars, conferences and publication.

Fellows will be expected to be in residence for the duration of their stay at the Academy, although connections with other institutions of higher learning will be encouraged. Absences for more than three days at a time should be requested from the Director.

Former Fellows may re-apply no earlier than four years after the completion of their residencies. Fellows may not hold concurrent fellowships and are expected to dedicate their time to research while in residence. Any resulting publications should acknowledge the support of the Academy, as should any biographical notes published in connection with the Fellow's appearances while in residence.

Given the large number of eminently qualified candidates for the Italian Academy Fellowships every year, candidates selected in any one year will not be allowed to postpone their offer of a Fellowship to another year. If the Fellowship is not taken up in the term of the year in which it is offered it will be forfeited – although candidates who turned down an offer of a Fellowship in one year may of course apply for the Fellowship in another year. No guarantee of success, however, can be offered in such cases. Again, former Fellows may re-apply no earlier than four years after the completion of their residency.

2013 Call For Applications

Columbia University
Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America
Fellowships 2014-15

The Italian Academy invites applications for projects in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. These may be related to cultural memory; to research at the intersection of history, ethnography, and anthropology; to the relationship between contemporary and historical cultures; and to the histories of art, music, literature and philosophy. In the fields of science, technology and engineering, applications that relate to Columbia's strengths will be welcomed. Applications dealing with the scientific and technological aspects of culture and memory are also encouraged. Special consideration will be given to proposals in the neurosciences relevant to the Academy's ongoing project in Art and Neuroscience.

Two Alexander Bodini Research Fellowships are also offered: in Developmental and Adolescent Psychiatry and in Culture and Religion. Fellowships are open to both US and non-US citizens at the post-doctoral and faculty level. Applications are encouraged from countries beyond Europe.

Fellows receive a stipend, health benefits, travel allowance and an office in the Academy.