Each year thirty Rome Prize Fellowships are awarded to talented early-to-mid career artists, architects, designers, historians, musicians and scholars to live and work at the American Academy in Rome. The fellowship provides a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio.
The Rome Prize Fellowship accepts applications from a wide array of disciplines including: architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, medieval studies, renaissance and early modern studies and modern Italian studies.
The Rome Prize Fellowship winners are invited to Rome for either 6 or 11 months, provided a stipend of $14,000 or $26,000, respectively, and are provided with a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand their 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.
To be eligible for the Rome Prize Fellowship you must be a U.S. citizen. Additional eligibility requirements vary by discipline and include things such as years of relevant work experience and post-graduate education. For more information about the Rome Prize Fellowship, please visit the website.
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Our step-by-step guide for a competitive fellowship application
1. Create a plan
2. Project proposal ideas
3. Talk to current / former fellows
4. Prepare an effective resumé
5. Find a host institution
6. Write a compelling personal statement
7. Prepare a strong project proposal
8. Get great recommendation letters (P1)
9. Get great recommendation letters (P2)
10. Nail the individual and group interviews