Each year, the American Academy in Rome awards Rome Prize Fellowships to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities. Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines: architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature (awarded 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. 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 prior experience there.
Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $14,000 and $26,000, respectively.
Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application. Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.
Application deadline is November 1; there is a $30 application fee.