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American Academy in Rome - The Rome Prize

At its principal site in Rome, the Academy operates a program of fellowships and residencies that has at its core the development of gifted artists and scholars. Each year, through a national competition, the Academy awards fellowships in the fine arts and pre- and post-doctoral fellowships in the humanities. Rome Prize winners pursue independent projects, which vary in content and scope, for periods ranging from six months to two years at the Academy. To complement their work, a series of walks, talks and tours in and around Europe, Italy and the Mediterranean is offered during the year. The artists and scholars who make up this multidisciplinary community also have the opportunity to foster their work through exchanges with members of the Italian and newly-united European artistic and scholarly communities.






Architecture & Design
Communication/Cultural Studies/Literature
Social Sciences/Human Services
Visual Arts/Performing Arts




Academic Level

  • Graduate

Diversity-Based Eligibility

  • First Generation College Students
  • LGBTQIA Students
  • Low-income/Primarily Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Multicultural or Ethnic Minority Students/Students of Color
  • Non-traditional Students
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Women

Home institution

  • U of M Students (Twin Cities Campus)
  • U of M Students (All Campuses)
  • Non-U of M Students

Open to Non-US Citizens


Other Eligibility

Rome Prize fellowships are 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. Open to U.S. citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships.


Deadline Month


Contact Information

Website https://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize
Email [email protected]
Phone 212.751.7200

American Academy in Rome Fellowships Coordinator 7 East 60th Street New York, NY 10022-1001