Through a generous bequest from Friedrich and Lieselotte Solmsen, the Institute offers four to five external Solmsen Fellowships each year to scholars outside UW-Madison working on literary and historical studies of the European Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance periods up to about 1700. Fellows must be in residence throughout the academic year (except for short research trips) and may extend their residency through the following summer on a non-stipendary basis. Fellows are expected to present their work at an Institute seminar and participate in the weekly seminars. Applicants must be in possession of the doctorate at the time of application. The award provides a stipend of $45,000, office space, support services, and access to all university facilities.
Applications are due on October 15, 2012.