American Academy in Rome: The Rome Prize


Deadline: November 1 (can be extended to Nov. 15 for a fee) (postmark)

Submission Method: Mail

Current Fellows

Recent Chicago Fellows: Richard T. Neer, Art History (03/04); Gabriel Pihas, Pre-doctoral Italian Studies (01/02)

Competition Level: 15 fellowships are awarded annually to scholars, and 15 fellowships are awarded annually to emerging artists; the number of applications submitted is not available

Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of the application; previous winners are ineligible; foreign nationals who have lived in the US for three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships.

Rome Prize Fellowships are designed for emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their career. In the case of scholars, preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy, and especially in the city of Rome, is essential, and who have not had extensive experience there. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature (only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters), Musical Composition, Visual Arts, Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.

Fellows are in residence at the American Academy in Rome compound on the Janiculum, Rome’s highest hill, from September to March or September to August. They are provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Winners of six-month and eleven-month fellowships receive stipends of $12,500 and $25,000, respectively.

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