Affiliated Fellowships

In addition to Rome Prize and Italian Fellows, the Academy hosts recipients of fellowships awarded by educational and cultural organizations around the world.

For an extra fee, Member Institutions have the right to name an Affiliated Fellow to be in residence at the Academy for a period of four weeks to three months. Affiliated Fellows receive housing (single room with private bath), meals on the same plan as Rome Prize Fellows, the opportunity to sign up for Academy trips and tours, invitations to Academy events, and access to Academy scholarly resources including the Library, Photographic Archive and the Archaeological Study Collection.

(Affiliated Fellows add to the diversity of the Academy’s artistic and scholarly community. Affiliated Fellowships are coordinated by the organizations for which they are named. Interested candidates must apply through the organization.)

ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Thanks to the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers a small number of fellowships for recently tenured scholars engaged in long-term projects in the humanities and related social sciences.

The ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships support a nine-month residency at any one of twelve national research centers and libraries, including the American Academy in Rome. ACLS will award up to ten Burkhardt Fellowships for residency at these centers in the 2019–20 competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000.

For further information, please visit the ACLS website.

The deadline for 2020 was September 25, 2019.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship

The purpose of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy.

Awarded projects need not be Rome specific. The program, launched in 2014, is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects. For more information, please visit the fellowship page of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

The deadline for 2019 was January 31, 2019. The next application process should open in December 2019.

Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship in Rome

The Terra Foundation for American Art Affiliated Fellowship in Rome offers support for a postdoctoral and senior scholar to conduct research on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 while in residence at the American Academy in Rome for four to six months.

During that time, the fellowship recipient will pursue his or her work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation. Topics dealing with Italian–American exchanges and requiring first-hand exposure to collections and archives in Rome and its vicinity will be given priority. For more information about the Fellowship and the application requirements, please download the PDF guidelines below and also visit the Terra Foundation website.


The deadline for the 2020 fellowship is November 15, 2019 **extended to December 16, 2019**

Mordant Family / Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship

The Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship is open to established Australian visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries to spend two months at the American Academy in Rome.

Expressions of interest will need to outline a plan of activity while in Rome and how the fellowship will further professional and artistic practice development. Applicants are encouraged to review the criteria on the Australia Council for the Arts’ website.

The deadline for 2020 is October 22, 2019.

CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program is open to US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned a PhD in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences, and wish to conduct research of regional or transregional significance.

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The deadline for applications is January 23, 2020. Please visit the fellowships section of the CAORC website for more information and to begin your application.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship in Literature

Founded in 1996, the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund enables Russian writers to travel to Rome for periods of study and work. 

Applicants must be Russian citizens. Self-nominations are not accepted. For more information, please visit the fund’s website.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship in Visual Art

The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund was established in 1996 to enable Russian visual artists to travel to Rome for periods of study and work. 

Applicants must be Russian citizens. Self-nominations are not accepted. For more information, please visit the fund’s website.

Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship

The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world. 

Purpose: The Fellowship is awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. It is expected that the Fellow will use either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials relevant to the Fellow's research. 

Eligibility: Candidate must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the PhD, they 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 for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000 and is 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 the 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 pages single spaced), 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. 

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.

Raiziss/de Palchi Traveling Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets

This fellowship is awarded every two years to a United States citizen for the translation of modern Italian poetry into English. Recipients reside at the American Academy in Rome for six weeks. For additional information, please visit the Academy of American Poets website.

Postmark deadline: February 15, 2020. 

Samuel H. Kress Foundation / AAMD Affiliated Fellowship

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship, established in 2014, provides the time and funding for an art museum director to develop a project or conduct research, either independently or in relation to a museum-sponsored exhibition or commission. 

Open to all active AAMD members, the fellowship includes a four-week-long residency at the American Academy in Rome and a stipend. For more information, please contact the Association of Art Museum Directors.

University of Tennessee Affiliated Fellowship

This fellowship, established in 2010, enables a member of the University of Tennessee community to spend six weeks in residence at the American Academy in Academy.

The fellowship is available to all University of Tennessee faculty members and graduate students in disciplines eligible for a Rome Prize. Fields in the humanities are: ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern atudies, and modern Italian studies. Please visit the UT Humanities Center website for more information.

The deadline for the 2020 Fellowship was April 2, 2019.