Claudio Leonardi Fellowship ZKS 2016


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.).

The grant will allow one scholar (doctoral or 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 print publication indicate foundation support («published with the support of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation»).

Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2016, via email to: Prof. Jean-Yves Tilliette, Langue et littérature latines médiévales, Université de Genève (Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.). 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 2016.

During the annual S.I.S.M.E.L. General Assembly – which will be held in 2017, on April 8 – the winner will be given the opportunity to present a fifteen minute lecture on his/her research project.

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