Rome Prize Fellowships

Up to $26,000 to study Arts and Art History in Rome

Prize recipients are invited to Rome for six months or eleven months to immerse themselves in the Academy community where they will enjoy a once in a lifetime 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.

Fellows are encouraged to work collegially within and across disciplines in pursuit of their individual artistic and scholarly goals.

The Academy gratefully acknowledges the National Endowment for the Humanities for its support of the Rome Prize competition.

Designed for emerging artists and for scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers. In the case of scholars, preference will be given to applicants for whom research time in Italy , and especially in the city of Rome , is essential, and who have not had extensive prior experience there. The Academy also offers a variety of opportunities for advanced scholars and artists. These include endowed residencies in the same fields as those in which the Rome Prize is awarded and a program for visiting artists and scholars.

Deadline Information

Priority Deadline ($40 for one application, $50 for two): Monday, November 1, 2021

Final Deadline ($70 for one application, $80 for two): Monday, November 15, 2021

Deadline for letter of recommendation: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

—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.