The Claudio Leonardi Fellowship of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation for Medieval Latin Studies has been established to support scholarship in Medieval Latin Studies – in particular, research by young scholars – with a grant-in-aid in honor of Claudio Leonardi (1926-2010), founder and first President of the Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medioevo Latino (S.I.S.M.E.L., Florence). http://www.sismelfirenze.it .
The grant will allow one scholar, doctoral or early-postdoctoral candidate (maximum one year), to spend a period of three to six months abroad pursuing research in his/her chosen field with a monthly stipend of 2,500 Swiss francs. In addition, the recipient may make use of an additional subsidy of 3,000 Swiss francs toward the cost of publication of his/her doctoral thesis or postdoctoral research on condition that the printed publication indicates the foundation support as follows: «published with the support of the Zeno Karl Schindler-Fondation».
The request of the additional subsidy of 3,000 Swiss francs must be done at latest three years after the date of the deposit of the thesis/research work and we ask for a proof of that date with an official document.
The Applicant should include
- a curriculum vitae and a list of publications
- the description of the research project
- a scientific justification of the sojourn abroad
- for which duration the fellowship is needed (3 or 6 months)
- the document “Affidavit” duly completed, dated and signed (you can find it at http://www.zenokarlschindler-foundation.ch/zksclaudio-leonardi.html)
The Application may be written in English, French, German or Italian.
The candidacy will be taken into consideration only if the applicant will not receive any other source of funding included assistant salary.
Applications should be submitted by September 15, of each year, via email to: Prof. Jean-Yves Tilliette, Langue et littérature latines médiévales, Université de Genève (Jean-Yves.Tilliette@unige.ch). Applications will then be submitted to an international committee of romanists for evaluation and the final decision will be communicated by the end of December.
During the annual S.I.S.M.E.L. General Assembly – which takes place in Spring – the winner will be given the opportunity to present a fifteen minute lecture on his/her research project.
The Foundation will not give any information, justification nor reason for the decisions concerning the acceptance or not of an application. Please consider that no reply will be given to such requests.