|Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded to 30 emerging artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who represent the highest standard of excellence in the arts and humanities.
Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:
Historic Preservation and Conservation
Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters)
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
Modern Italian Studies
Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months or 11 months to immerse themselves in the Academy community, where they will enjoy a once-in-a -ifetime opportunity to expand their own professional, artistic, or scholarly pursuits, drawing on their colleagues' erudition and experience and on the inestimable resources that Italy, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Academy have to offer.
Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes residents and visiting artists and scholars.
Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of six-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $15,000 and $27,000, respectively.
Applicants for all Rome Prize fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities post-doctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.
U.S citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships.
Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships.
Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to re-apply.
Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.
Individuals may submit joint applications provided the work is genuinely collaborative in nature as demonstrated by the materials submitted. In the case of joint applications, each individual must meet all eligibility requirements. Joint applications must be submitted in one package. Joint applicants selected as winners will share one prize.
The annual deadline for applications is 1 November. Applications will also be accepted between November 2 and November 15 for an additional fee (see below for details).
Learn more about the prize on the American Academy in Rome Web site. Find out how to apply.