Lauro de Bosis Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Committee for the Lauro De Bosis Lectureship in the History of Italian Civilization at Harvard University seeks candidates who attained their Ph.D. (or equivalent) within the past five years (January 2014 or after), for a postdoctoral fellowship in any aspect of Italian culture, history, or society, to be held during the academic year 2019-2020. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) before the date of application.

The fellowship may be awarded for one or two semesters, depending on the proposed research project; it carries a stipend of $32,500 for one semester or $65,000 for two semesters.  The recipient of the fellowship will be expected to be in residence in Cambridge for the entire period of her or his appointment, and to use the resources of the University to pursue a project with a substantial Italian component.  He or she will also receive reimbursements of up to $2,000 to help cover moving and transportation costs and up to $1,000 per semester towards research-related expenses.  The De Bosis Fellow may be offered the opportunity to teach a course or organize a workshop at Harvard, and will be expected to make a seminar presentation of his or her work.

Applicants should submit an 800-word English-language description of their project and curriculum vitae by e-mail to Dalila Colucci at Two recommenders should send letters of recommendation separately. All applications should include a cover page including the following information: the candidate's name, current affiliation, mailing address, telephone, e-mail address, the title of the proposal, the month and year the Ph.D. (or equivalent) was obtained, the name of the institution that granted the degree, and the names and e-mail addresses of the recommenders. All queries regarding the fellowship should be sent via e-mail to the following address:

Harvard University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: We are currently not accepting any new applications for Visiting Scholar or other affiliate appointments.  Please check back in September 2020 for updates about when we will be accepting applications again.