In addition to Rome Prize fellows, the Academy is host to recipients of other fellowships and awards offered by educational and cultural organizations around the world. These Affiliated Fellows reside at the Academy for periods from four‐weeks to eleven‐months and add to the diversity of the Academy artistic and scholarly community.
ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Thanks to the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers a small number of new fellowships for recently tenured scholars engaged in long-term projects in the humanities and related social sciences.
Fields of specialization include but are not limited to: American studies; anthropology; archaeology; art and architectural history; classics; economics; film; geography; history; languages and literature; law; legal studies; linguistics; musicology; philosophy; political science; psychology (excluding clinical or counseling psychology); religious studies; rhetoric, communication, and media studies; sociology; and theater, dance, and performance studies.
Proposals in the social science fields listed above are eligible only if they employ predominantly humanistic approaches (e.g., economic history, law and literature, political philosophy, history of psychology). Proposals in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary studies are welcome, as are proposals focused on any geographic region or on any cultural or linguistic group.
Burkhardt Fellowships support a nine-month residency at any one of 13 national research centers and libraries including the American Academy in Rome. The ACLS will award a small number of fellowships each year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $75,000. For further information, please visit the ACLS website.
The American Academy in Rome/ Community College Humanities Association Affiliated Fellowship
Established by the Academy in 2013, the AAR/CCHA Affiliated Fellowship is awarded annually to one faculty member at an American community college. The award includes a 4- week residency at the Academy and a modest travel stipend. The application process is administered by the CCHA. More information can be found at the CCHA website: https://www.cchumanities.org/about-ccha/awards/
Burnham Prize of the Chicago Architectural Club
The Chicago Architectural Club grants three-month residencies at the Academy for architects practicing in and around the Chicago metropolitan area.
For additional information and application details, contact:
Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship
The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world. The 2017-18 Fellowship is offered for Fellows of the American Academy in Rome who wish to conduct research in Greece.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 3, 2017
Purpose: The Fellowship will be awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. It is expected that the Fellow will use either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow's studies.
Eligibility: Individuals who have spent a year as a Member of the ASCSA are eligible for this Fellowship based at the AAR and for research based in Rome and Italy. For the fellowship year of 2017-2018 applicants previously at the American Academy in Rome and wishing to conduct research in Greece will be accepted. Candidates must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the Ph.D., they should be at the beginning of their teaching career and without tenure. Projects may focus on any period of study in the humanities, although preference will be given to topics dealing with classical antiquity.
Terms: The Fellowship is awarded to one individual per year. It may be held at any time during the 2017-2018 academic year for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000, and is meant to cover expenses including housing at the host institution, travel (only one round-trip excursion from home base in U.S. or Europe to Rome and travel within Italy will be funded), and living expenses. Support from the host institution includes access to research facilities, assistance with obtaining permissions, passes to state museums and monuments, letters of introduction, invitations to various scholarly and other events, and access to other activities offered by the host institution. The award amount will be determined by the applicant’s approved budget. Applicants are urged to explore supplementary sources of support. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the AAR and ASCSA expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted at AAR and ASCSA be contributed to the libraries of the research centers.
Application: The application will consist of the candidate's curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a plan for travel connected with the project, a budget for all expenses including travel, housing, food, fees, and other living expenses, and proposed dates. Applicants will need to consult with the host institution for costs associated with housing, food, and fees. The selection committee, in evaluating the candidate's proposal, will determine how reasonable and relevant the travel plan and budget appear in relation to the proposed research and the period of time requested for the Fellowship.
Submit online at the ASCSA web site at: Associate Membership application with fellowship
The award will be announced in the spring 2017.
The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Academy in Rome do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.
Cynthia Hazen Polsky/Metropolitan Museum of Art Visiting Curator Award
This award, a multi-year initiative, brings a curator, mutually recommended by the Directors of the Metropolitan Museum and the Academy, to Rome to be part of the Academy community for a stay of six to eight weeks. Applications are not accepted.
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship, established in 2014, provides the time and funding for an art museum director to develop a project or conduct research either independently or in relation to a museum-sponsored exhibition or commission. Open to all active members of AAMD, the fellowship includes a four week long residency at the American Academy in Rome and a stipend. For more information, please visit AAMD’s application page here.
Berthe M. Marti Fellowship in Latin
The Marti Fellowship, established by Berthe M. Marti, FAAR'45, provides a stipend for nine months of study in Rome, plus research and travel funding, to advanced graduate students in Latin at Bryn Mawr College or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, or those who have received doctorate degrees from those institutions within three years of applying.
The first six weeks of the program are spent at the American Academy, the remainder of the year in housing of the fellows choosing. The award is open to candidates in one or more of the following areas of study: early, classical, or medieval Latin; Latin palaeography; the transmission of Latin text; and/or the establishment of texts of Latin authors. Potential candidates should consult with the Chairperson of their graduate department.
Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship
The Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship enables an established Australian visual artist to spend two months at the American Academy in Rome to develop their practice. Applicants are encouraged to review the criteria on the Australia Council’s website. The application period closes on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.
Multi-Country Research Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)
This program is open to U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned a Ph.D in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences, and wish to conduct research of regional or trans-regional significance.
Fellowships require scholars to conduct their research in more than one country, at least one of which hosts a participating overseas research center. CAORC member centers include the American Academy in Rome where fellows are required to honor a two week minimum stay.
For more information please contact:
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Regional Research Program
P.O. Box 37012
NHB - CE-123, MRC 178
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Raiziss/de Palchi Traveling Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets
This fellowship is awarded bi-annually to a U.S. citizen for the translation of modern Italian poetry into English. Recipients reside at the American Academy in Rome for six weeks. For additional information, please see our website or contact:
The Academy of American Poets
75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901
New York, NY 10038
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation-Association of Art Museum Curators Affiliated Fellowship
The purpose of The Samuel H. Kress Foundation AAMC Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy. The program, launched in 2014, is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects. Open to all AAMC members in good standing, including full-time institutional curators, independent curators, and adjunct members. Research can be exhibition related or for written scholarly work, but should not be in conjunction with completing a dissertation. Those interested in applying should visit the Fellowship webpage.
The Sendak Fellowship in Rome
The Maurice Sendak Foundation awards one Sendak Fellowship in Rome annually to an exceptional artist in the field of costume design, set design, screenwriting, or libretto composition. The award includes a 6-week residency at the Academy and a stipend. Applications are by nomination only.
The Michael I. Sovern/Columbia University Affiliated Fellowship
This fellowship, awarded by the Provost of Columbia University, was established by the Trustees of the American Academy in Rome and Friends of Columbia University in honor of Michael Sovern's chairmanship of the Academy board from 1993 to 2005. It enables a member of the Columbia community to spend six weeks in residence at the Academy.
The University of Tennessee Affiliated Fellowship
This fellowship, established in 2010, enables a member of the University of Tennessee community to spend six weeks in residence at the Academy. The fellowship is available to all University of Tennessee faculty members and graduate students in disciplines eligible for a Rome Prize.