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Weinberg Fellowship Application

Guidelines for applicants

1) Prepare all material for your application (sample here).
2) Ask your referees to draft reference letters.
3) Fill out the application form (here).
4) Submit your application by December 4, 2017; a request with an upload link will then go to each referee.
5) Read the confirmation e-mail that will appear.
6) Track the delivery of your reference letters: log in here, and if any letter is marked “Pending,” you can double-check the referee’s e-mail address and then click on “Resend Request.”
(If your referee didn't get the upload link via e-mail, s/he could [1] check spam/junk folders, [2] list “submittable.com” as an Approved/Safe Sender, or [3] send the letter directly to the Academy: ita-fellows@columbia.edu.)
7) See our FAQs if this page leaves unanswered questions.
8) Await decisions in spring 2018.

You must ensure that your application form and two letters have reached the Academy (check your account).

Description of the Program

Read more about the recent Weinberg gift for studies in architectural history and preservation here; or explore the range of other Italian Academy Fellowships and study opportunities here.

The selection of Weinberg 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.

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. Candidates are encouraged to read the Fellowship Program page of this site.

Call for Applications for 2018–2019

October 2017– The Academy seeks candidates for the Weinberg Fellowships in architectural history and preservation for the 2018–2019 academic year. Two to four Fellowships will be awarded each year. Applications are encouraged from all countries; candidates must be at the post-doctoral or faculty level.

Devoted to the understanding and conservation of architecture in any geographic area and period, the Weinberg Fellowships are funded with generous support from the Sidney J. Weinberg Jr. Foundation in conjunction with the Academy's new International Observatory for Cultural Heritage.