Claudio Leonardi Fellowship ZKS 2023



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).

The grant will allow one scholar (doctoral or early-postdoctoral candidate) 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 posdoctoral research on condition that the printed publication indicates the foundation support as follows: «published with the support of the Zeno Karl Schindler-Stiftung». 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.

Applications should be submitted by September 30, 2023, via email to Prof. Jean-Yves Tilliette, Langue et littérature latines médiévales, Université de Genève:

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Applications will then be submitted to the Governing Board of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation for evaluation during its fall meeting. The final decision will be communicated until the end of 2023.

During the annual S.I.S.M.E.L. General Assembly – which will be held in 2024, on March 23 – the winner will be given the opportunity to present a fifteen minute lecture on his/her research project.

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 candidacy will be taken into consideration only if the applicant will not receive any other source of funding included assistant salary.

The Application may be written in English, French, German or Italian.

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.