6 months to 2 years (shorter stay for visiting artists)
Paid by host:

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a private workspace. Those with children under eighteen live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of half- and full-term fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.

Paid by artist:

Artists have to cover their accommodation and travel costs for the Visiting Artists programme.

Application fee.

Application guidelines:

Applicants for all Rome Prize Fellowships, except those applying for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowship, must be United States citizens at the time of the application.

US citizens, and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately preceding the application deadline, may apply for the National Endowment for the Humanities postdoctoral fellowships in ancient studies, medieval studies, Renaissance and early modern studies, or modern Italian studies.

Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for predoctoral fellowships only if they are all but dissertation (ABD).

Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize Fellowships.

Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to reapply.

Collaborators may submit joint applications provided their work is genuinely collaborative, 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 with one of the collaborators serving as the primary applicant. Joint applicants selected as winners will share one prize (i.e., room and board, stipend, and work space).

Winners of the Rome Prize may hold other fellowships concurrently, as long as the requirements do not conflict with the winner’s full participation in the Academy community. Applicants are required to disclose all fellowships and awards they expect to hold during their proposed residency in Rome, including sabbatical pay.

Rome Prize winners may not hold a full-time job during the fellowship term. Winners may undertake part-time work commitments—including scholarly or artistic work that is not related to the Rome Prize project—provided that this work does not interfere with the winner’s full participation in the Academy community.

Discipline-specific guidelines for application to be found here.

Two annual deadlines with different fee rates
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American Academy in Rome

American Academy in Rome


Established in 1894 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1905, the American Academy in Rome is a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies. Each year, the prize is awarded to about thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their careers.

Fellowships are awarded in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Design (including graphic, fashion, interior, lighting, and set design, engineering, urban planning, and other related design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation (including architectural design, public policy, and the conservation of works of art)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Literature (The Rome Prize in Literature is by nomination of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.)
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies

Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy’s residential community, which includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents, and Visiting Artists and Scholars.

Full-term fellowships generally run from early September through the following June. Winners of half-term fellowships may indicate a preference to begin in September or February.

Studio Information

Rome Prize Fellows in the Visual Arts, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, and Historic Preservation are provided with large, well-lit studios. Fellows in Musical Composition are provided with music studios containing a piano. Fellows in the Humanities are provided with separate studies.

Accommodation Information

Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome. Housing includes room and board. The American Academy in Rome welcomes spouses, companions, and children of Rome Prize winners. However, Fellows with families often incur expenses that exceed the Fellow’s stipend, so those wishing to bring their families are advised to supplement their stipends with additional funds.


Situated on the Janiculum, Rome's highest hill

Contact information

Via Angelo Masina 5
00153 Rome RM

7 East 60 Street
New York, NY 10022-1001
United States

info [at]
c.jennings [at]