Rome Prize

Application

Online Application

The application for the 2015 Rome Prize is closed. The deadline for applications was 15 November 2014. No additional applications will be accepted at this time.

The online application system will be opened for the 2016 Rome Prize in July 2015. 
 

Arts Guidelines

Please be sure to thoroughly read the 2015 Arts Guidelines before starting your application.  See below for a link to printable guidelines and instructions.


Architecture/Design*/Landscape Architecture**
*Included in Design: Graphic, Industrial, Interior, Set and Costume, and Fashion Design, Urban Design, City Planning, Engineering, and other design related fields.
**Included in Landscape Architecture: Environmental Design and Planning, Landscape/Ecological Urbanism, Landscape History, Sustainability and Ecological Studies, and Geography.

Eleven-month and six-month Rome Prize fellowships are available in architecture and landscape architecture. Six-month fellowships are available in other design fields. Applicants for eleven-month fellowships must hold an accredited degree in the field of application. Applicants for six-month fellowships must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in the field of application, and must have at least seven years of professional experience, and must be practicing in the field. Applicants should submit materials that best display their qualifications and experience in their field.

Jurors review a wide range of materials in this category and should be able to clearly understand not only the candidate's background but the candidate's philosophical approach to his or her work and the professional trajectory he or she is pursuing.

Historic Preservation and Conservation
Applicants may apply for either the six-month or eleven-month Rome Prize fellowships. Candidates are expected to be seasoned professionals, actively engaged in their fields, with enough experience and maturity to give them direction once they arrive in Rome.

These awards are intended for a broad range of individuals who work on the conservation and historic preservation of works of art, manuscripts or cultural properties (including architectural preservation, engineering, planning and design, historic districts, or historic landscapes), and those who work on public policy and the management of cities. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials that best express the quality of what they do and how they think.
 
Jurors review a wide range of materials in this category and should be able to clearly understand not only the candidate's background but the candidate's philosophical approach to his or her work and the professional trajectory he or she is pursuing.

Music Composition
Applicants for eleven-month Rome Prize fellowships in music composition must demonstrate professional commitment and be currently engaged in work in the discipline.

Visual Arts
Included in Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Film/Video, Installation, New Media, Digital Arts, and other Visual Arts related fields.

Applicants for eleven-month Rome Prize fellowships in visual arts must demonstrate at least three years of professional commitment and currently be engaged in studio work.
 

Humanities Guidelines

Please be sure to thoroughly read the 2015 Humanities Guidelines before starting your application.  See below for a link to printable guidelines and instructions.


The Academy accepts pre- and post-doctoral applications for the Rome Prize in the following fields:

Ancient Studies
(through the sixth century)

Medieval Studies
(sixth through fourteenth centuries)

Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
(fourteenth through eighteenth centuries)

Modern Italian Studies
(eighteenth century to the present)

The Academy invites proposals in archaeology, history, the history of art and architecture, literature, and musicology. Note that these disciplines are intended to be suggestive, not exclusive. Any humanistic approach, or combination of approaches to these areas will be given consideration. Comparative projects and projects that cut across the conventional and arbitrary chronological limits listed above are welcome and will be examined by jurors whose areas are involved.

Pre-doctoral Fellowships
The Academy offers 11-month and two-year pre-doctoral fellowships. Eleven-month awards are available in any of the fields listed above. Two-year awards are limited to projects in the history of art and architecture of the ancient through early modern periods. 

Pre-doctoral fellowships are meant to provide scholars with the necessary time to research and complete their doctoral dissertations. Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships must have fulfilled all pre-dissertation requirements, and preferably completed a draft of the first chapter of their dissertation, by the application deadline. 

Applicants for pre-doctoral fellowships in Art History are encouraged to consider whether their projects are at a stage and of such a nature that they would benefit more from an eleven-month or two-year fellowship. Selecting one or the other option will have no bearing on the jury's evaluation of the merits of the proposal. Applicants may choose to check both options.

Post-doctoral Fellowships
The Academy offers eleven-month, and from time-to-time six-month, post-doctoral fellowships in the fields listed above. All applicants for post-doctoral fellowships must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application.

Two types of post-doctoral fellowships are available – Academy post-doctoral fellowships and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) post-doctoral fellowships.

Applicants for the Academy post-doctoral fellowships must be U.S. Citizens. Additionally, the Academy post-doctoral fellowships are intended for scholars at an early stage in their professional careers. Those applying for Academy fellowships may be assistant professors, associate professors (appointed within the prior two years), or independent scholars.
 
Applicants for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) post-doctoral fellowships must be either U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Those applying for the NEH fellowships may hold any academic rank or be independent scholars.