A program of the American Academy in Rome, the Rome Prize is annually awarded to thirty emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship.
Fellows are chosen from the disciplines of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies.
Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. (Those with children under the age of 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby.) Winners of six-month and eleven-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 postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application. U.S citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for an NEH postdoctoral fellowship. Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships. Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to re-apply. Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.
Please note: The program requires an application fee of $30 for one application, and $40 for two or more applications. There is no application fee for those applying solely for NEH post-doctoral fellowships.
The annual deadline for applications is November 1. Applications will be accepted between November 2 and November 15 for an additional fee.
For complete program information and application requirements, visit the American Academy in Rome Web site.