The I Tatti Prize for Best Essay by a Junior Scholar is awarded to a junior scholar for the best scholarly article on an Italian Renaissance topic, published in English or Italian. The subject can be any aspect of the Italian Renaissance, broadly defined as the period ranging from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries, including historiography. The selection committee looks for rigorous and original research, and convincing results expressed in clear and effective prose. The winning article(s) will be posted on the I Tatti website.
To apply, please visit http://itatti.harvard.edu/content/prize-application-best-essay-junior-scholar. Applicants must have received a PhD, dottorato di ricerca or equivalent between 1 January 2008 and 30 June 2013. Please include the title of the journal, volume number, and page range. Only articles printed in 2012 are eligible. If the date on the title page is not 2012, please include proof of publication date below. Current employees of I Tatti, or appointees from academic years 2012/13 or 2013/14 are not eligible.