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Rome Prize

For over a century, the Rome Prize has supported innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.

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Italian Fellowships

The American Academy in Rome will offer fellowships for Italian artists and scholars in 2022–23. Italian Fellows pursue their own projects, participate in the Academy’s collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and help make connections between Rome Prize Fellows and their Italian peers.

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Affiliated Fellowships

The Academy hosts recipients of fellowships awarded by educational and cultural organizations around the world, including the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, the Terra Foundation for American Art, and the University of Tennessee.

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Visiting Artists & Scholars

This program provides artists and scholars of all nationalities the opportunity to experience the intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation that characterizes Academy life.

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Academic Programs

The American Academy in Rome offers summer programs that are designed to provide qualified participants with a well-founded understanding of the growth and development of the city of Rome through a careful study of material remains and literary sources.

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Rome Sustainable Food Project

Living and training in Rome for a period of five-and-a-half months, RSFP interns learn alongside an American and Italian kitchen staff to cook for the Academy community.