Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship

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The Parthenon in Athens, Greece, in 1978 (photograph by Steve Swayne; Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license)

Overview

The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship for research in Greece and Italy.

The fellowship is awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. For the 2020–21 academic year, the fellowship will be awarded for research in Italy. It is expected that the fellow will use the American Academy in Rome as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials relevant to the fellow’s research.

Eligibility

For the 2020–21 fellowship year, only applicants previously at the American School of Classical Studies are eligible for this fellowship based at AAR and for research based in Rome and Italy.

Applicants must have spent a minimum of one month as an ASCSA member at the time of application. Candidates must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the PhD, 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 2020–21 academic year for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000 and meant to cover expenses including housing at the host institution, travel (only one round-trip excursion from home base in the United States or Europe to Rome and travel within Italy will be funded), and living expenses. Support from the host institution includes access to research facilities, 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 AAR and ASCSA expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted at AAR and ASCSA be contributed to their libraries.

Application

The application will consist of the candidate’s curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal (maximum of three single-spaced pages), 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 s.miller [at] aarome.org or via ground mail addressed to Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship, c/o American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022.

The deadline for the 2020–21 fellowship year was March 15, 2020. The winner will be announced later in the spring.

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.