Italian Fellowships

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Silvia Armando (2017 Italian Fellow) at the Istituto Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell Arte conducting research related to medieval Christian and Islamic art (photograph by altrospazio)

Overview

The American Academy in Rome offers four fellowships for Italian artists and scholars in 2020–21. The Italian Fellows are an integral part of the AAR community. Italian artists and scholars live and work in the Academy community, pursuing their own projects, participating in its collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and helping make connections between Rome Prize Fellows and their Italian peers.

The Academy is particularly proud to host fellowships sponsored by Enel (architecture/landscape architecture) and Fondazione Sviluppo e Crescita CRT (artist or scholar either from Piemonte or who currently works there, or whose project considers some aspect of the region).

Italian Fellows are required to live at the American Academy in Rome. All fellowships include a single room, board, and a stipend. Length of stay varies by the fellowship (see below). Italian Fellowship winners will be announced in both Italy and New York as part of the American Academy Rome Prize Ceremony.

Arts

Arts disciplines: architecture/landscape architecture (open to architects, urban designers, and landscape architects with an emphasis on those committed to environmental sustainability and innovation) and visual arts.

All arts candidates must be nominated; unsolicited applications will not be accepted. All candidates in the arts will receive the guidelines on how to upload their material by December 9, 2019. The hard deadline to submit the material via an online system is February 10, 2020.

Humanities

The Academy invites proposals in archaeology, classics, history, the history of art and architecture, literature, religious studies, anthropology, and musicology. These categories are not intended to be exclusive: any approach to these disciplines or combination of approaches to these areas will be given consideration, as will historical approaches that overlap with the social sciences. Projects that consider multiple chronological periods listed below are welcome. Up to two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities will be awarded for the period of September 2020–July 2021. Each fellowship will run for approximately 4½ months.

For the 2020–21 Fellowships, only scholars from the following disciplines will be considered:

  • Medieval studies
  • Modern/contemporary Italian studies

Projects do not need to address topics specific to Rome or to Italy. Candidates should, however, address how they plan to make use of resources in Rome and at the Academy.

The humanities deadline is February 10, 2020.

Arts

Up to two Italian Fellowships in the arts will be awarded for the period of September 2020 to July 2021. Artists in the following fields are eligible: architecture (including architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning); and visual arts. Each fellowship will run for 4½ months.

All candidates must be nominated; unsolicited applications will not be accepted. Candidates in the arts will receive guidelines on how to upload their application material online by December 9, 2019. The deadline to submit the material online is February 10, 2020.

Applications will be acknowledged and reviewed by a selection committee. Only short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an interview, ideally to take place in Rome or via Skype.

Humanities

The Academy invites proposals in archaeology, classics, history, the history of art and architecture, literature, religious studies, anthropology, and musicology. Please note that these categories are not intended to be exclusive. Any approach to these disciplines or combination of approaches to these areas will be given consideration, as well as historical approaches that overlap with the social sciences. Projects that consider multiple chronological periods listed below are welcome.

Up to two postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities will be awarded for the period of September 2020 to July 2021. Each fellowship will run for about 4½ months.

For the 2020–21 Fellowships, only scholars from the following disciplines will be considered:

  • Medieval studies
  • Modern/contemporary Italian studies

Projects do not need to address topics specific to Rome or to Italy. Candidates should, however, address how they plan to make use of resources in Rome and at the Academy.

Eligibility

All candidates must have:

  • Italian citizenship (dual citizenship is acceptable)
  • Completed their PhD from an Italian university within five years of the application date
  • Excellent spoken and written English, which will be verified by interview

Application

A completed application will consist of the following, submitted via the online system below:

  • A project proposal of no more than 1,000 words, in English. The proposal should describe the scope of the project; its relevance and importance for the field; work completed to date; and the final expected outcome: monograph, article, etc. Please include bibliographical notes for any sources cited (not counted toward the word limit)
  • A writing sample. The writing sample may be up to twenty pages and should be in the proposed field of study. Please include bibliography and footnotes (not counted toward the page limit). Writing samples may be in English or Italian
  • A current CV (English or Italian)

Applications will be acknowledged and reviewed by a selection committee. Only short-listed candidates will be invited to participate in an interview, ideally to take place in Rome or via Skype.

Deadline: February 10, 2020.