Italian Fellowships FAQ

Color photograph of a light skinned browb haired woman crouching in a light filled artist's studio, with drawnings and paintings hanging on the wall and resting on the floor
Francesca Berni, 2021 Enel Foundation Italian Fellow in Architecture, Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture, in her studio at the Academy (photograph by Giorgio Benni)


Can fellows bring a partner?

For reasons of space, the fellowship is restricted to the winner only and partners cannot be accommodated.

Can the fellow bring their family?

For reasons of space, accommodation is not provided for families.

How much is the stipend?

The stipend for 2024–25 is the equivalent in euro of $2,200 a month. A $600 security deposit is subtracted from this amount and returned upon completion of the fellowship, assuming no damages are incurred and all internal charges paid.

Must the CV be in European format?

No, there is no fixed format for the CV.

What are the selection criteria?

The originality of past work, the feasibility and importance of the proposed project, and the impact—current or future—on the field in question.

How many finalists are chosen for an interview?

Between three and five in each field.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners for the 2024–25 competition will be announced at the Rome Prize Ceremony in New York in April 2024.


I’m an Italian citizen living abroad. May I apply for a fellowship?

Yes, Italian citizens residing abroad may apply. For humanities fellowships, a PhD from an Italian university is also required.

I am an Italian citizen with a BA from an Italian university and have completed my doctorate abroad. May I apply?


I am an Italian citizen with a BA from a foreign university and have completed my doctorate in Italy. May I apply?


May I apply if I have not completed my doctorate?

Yes, if you will have completed the doctorate prior to September 1, 2024.

Does my writing sample have to be from a publication?

No, it can also be an unpublished dissertation chapter.

Do the application documents need to be in digital or paper form?

All application documents should be submitted digitally.


Can I apply directly to the American Academy?

No, all arts candidates must be nominated.

How can I be nominated?

You must be nominated by one of our nominators. To learn more about our nominators, please contact if [at] (if[at]aarome[dot]org).

I was shortlisted and interviewed last year but was not selected for a fellowship. Am I automatically admitted in this year’s competition?