CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge 2022

Diverse Italy

CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship at Cambridge University, 2022

Deadline for applications: Friday 24 September 2021

The CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship is intended to offer an opportunity for an outstanding early career scholar whose research focuses on Italy to spend a period of time at Cambridge developing their research on a given broad theme, contributing to the Cambridge Italian Research Network (CIRN) and joining the Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH).

The research theme for the Fellowship in 2022 will be ‘Diverse Italy’.

The Fellow will be invited to spend one term (appx. 2-3 months) in Cambridge during the period April-June 2022 (Easter Term). The Fellowship will culminate in a one-day interdisciplinary colloquium on the theme, to be conceived and organised by the Fellow. It is expected that the Fellow will present their research as part of the colloquium.

The Fellow will receive an honorarium of £5,000 to cover accommodation and other expenses. (The funds available for the Fellowship are not able to support a buy-out from teaching or other duties at the Fellow's home institution.) The Fellow will not be employed by the University of Cambridge.

The Fellow will hold a Visiting Fellowship at CRASSH for the period of their stay and will be expected to participate in its activities, in particular the weekly fellows' work in progress seminars. They will also be encouraged to work closely with a Faculty or Faculties in their field and with members of CIRN.

The Fellow will be responsible for organising the colloquium, with administrative support from CRASSH. Further funding of up to £3,000 will be available for the colloquium.


The Fellowship is open to early career scholars working on Italy from outside Cambridge (i.e., neither current researchers nor current members of staff at Cambridge), irrespective of their current status of employment, subject to visa conditions.

‘Early career’ is here defined as within five years of completing a PhD in any relevant field or discipline.

Near-native proficiency in English is a requirement for the Fellowship.

For further academic information on the Fellowship, please contact cirn@mml.cam.ac.uk. For information on procedure and the application process, please contact fellowships@CRASSH.cam.ac.uk.

Application procedure

Paper or emailed applications will not be accepted. Completed applications must be submitted via the online application system by the deadline.

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The following information will be required (all in PDF format):

  • A covering letter setting out your reasons for applying, the research to be carried out during the Fellowship, and a curriculum vitae (including work in progress and the names of two academic referees).
  • A brief statement (max. 1,000 words) outlining your proposal for the colloquium and how it would engage with this year’s theme, including (where possible) a provisional programme, to be inserted in the field Description.
  • A sample research chapter or article (max. 10,000 words).

To submit your completed application, click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page.  You can submit at any time up until the deadline, provided all fields have been completed.  You can log in to view and amend your application after submission.

Please note that uploaded documents MUST be PDF files, maximum file size 8Mb. 

The closing date for applications is 24 September 2021.

*The CIRN Intesa Sanpaolo Visiting Fellowship is generously supported by the Cambridge Intesa Sanpaolo Fund for Italian, CIRN, and CRASSH.

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