Affiliated Fellowships

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.

Italian Affiliated Fellowships in the Arts

The winning candidates will live in the Academy and be part of the community for part of the 2015-2016  academic year, each with a stay of three to four months. The Fellowship includes room, board and a studio for the residency period as well as a stipend.

The American Academy in Rome offers three Affiliated Fellowships in the Arts to Italian artists each year, for the period of September 2015 to July 2016. Artists in the following  fields are eligible: Architecture, Design (including jewelry and fashion, furniture, set and lighting design, graphic design, urban planning, and other related design fields), Historic Preservation and Conservation (including architectural design, public policy and the conservation of works of art), Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, and the Visual Arts. 

All candidates must be nominated; no unsolicited applications will be accepted.

The competition deadline is February 16, 2015. Nominees’ applications will be acknowledged and reviewed by a selection committee.

Italian Affiliated Fellowship winners will be announced both in Italy and in New York, as part of the American Rome Prize ceremony.

Recent Italian Affiliated Fellows

Sissi – Visual Arts
Manfedi Beninati – Visual Arts
Massimo Gezzi – Literature

Guido Mazzoni – Literature
Nico Vascellari – Visual Arts
Gian Maria Sforza – Architecture

Filippo Perrocco – Musical Composition
Luca Vitone – Visual Arts
Carola Bonfili – Visual Arts

Emanuele Casale– Musical Composition
Luca Nostri – Visual Arts
Flavio Favelli – Visual Arts

Marco Raparelli – Visual Arts
Paola Pivi – Visual Arts
Giovanna Latis – Architecture

Matteo Franceschini – Musical Composition
Caroina Fois –Architecture
Marinella Senatore – Visual Arts

Eugenio Tibaldi – Visual Arts
Tommaso Pincio – Literature
Valerio Sannicandro – Music Composition
Francesco Faccin – Architecture

Giuseppe Stampone – Visual Arts
Giorgio Vasta – Literature
Vittorio Montalti – Music Composition

Francesca Grilli – Visual Arts
Claudia Durastanti – Literature
Giorgia Zanellato – Design

Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa & the American Academy in Rome

In order to promote cooperation in the field of academic research, the American Academy in Rome and the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa exchange annually one scholar per institution. 

The program of exchange is for one student for 9.5 months, or, two students each for one semester.  Scholars eligible for the exchange are normally doctoral candidates in the humanities from the two institutions.  AAR pre-doctoral fellows may apply during the year in which they hold the Rome Prize or during any of the three following years, even if they have completed the Ph.D.

Exchange scholars have free access to all courses, lectures, seminars and to the libraries of the host institution.  As to the fulfillment of their academic duties, they respond only to their home institution.  The scholar originating from the AAR has also access to the relevant courses held at the University of Pisa, pending acceptance by the individual teachers.  The SNS offers board and lodging. The AAR offers board and lodging to the SNS scholar.  In addition, the AAR provides its own scholar with a stipend.  Given the residential nature of the two institutions, scholars selected for the exchange are expected to live in residential accommodation, and remain in residence with only occasional brief absences.

Application deadline: February 14, 2015

List of Recent SNS/AAR Exchange Fellows:

Sean S. Anderson, FAAR’05
Anna Anguissola
Marco Cavarzere

Francesca Cappella
Maria Lidova
Peter A. Mazur, FAAR’06

Paolo Marini
Lisa Marie Mignone, FAAR’07

Fabio Guidetti
Rachel Van Dusen, FAAR’08

Chiara Bernazzani
Matthew Notarian, FAAR’09
Alessandro Poggio

Eric Bianchi, FAAR’09
Danica Pusic
Marco Rossati

Marianna Castiglione
Sandro La Barbera
Stephanie Nadalo, FAAR’11
Michael Waters, FAAR’11

Michela De Bernardin
Albertus Horsting, FAAR’12
Allegra Iafrate

Arianna Gullo
Thomas Hendrickson, FAAR'13
Cesare Santus

Giulia D’Angelo
Daniele Giorgi

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:

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:

Chicago Architectural Club
Co-Presidents : Karla Sierralta & Brian Strawn

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 2016-17 Fellowship is offered for Fellows of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens who wish to conduct research in Italy.
Deadline: March 15, 2016

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 2016-2017 applicants previously at the ASCSA and wishing to conduct research in Italy 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 2016-2017 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 all application materials, including three letters of recommendation, to the American Academy in Rome. Materials may be sent via email to Shawn Miller, Program Director, at, or via ground mail addressed to Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship, c/o American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022.

Web site:

The award will be announced in the spring 2016.

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.

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.

Mediterranean Regional Research Fellowship Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers is pleased to announce a new focused regional fellowship program enabling pre- and early post-doctoral scholars to carry out research in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Funding for this program is generously provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Applicants must: be a US citizen or Permanent Resident; be a doctoral candidate or a scholar who obtained his/her Ph.D. within the last ten years (September 2003 or later); propose a three to nine month humanities or related social science research project; propose travel to one or more Mediterranean region countries, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center (which may include the American Academy in Rome).

For more information please contact:

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers
Regional Research Program
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
NHB - CE-123, MRC 178
Washington, DC 20013-7012

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
Smithsonian Institution
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 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.