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Affiliated Fellowships

In addition to Rome Prize and Italian Fellows, the Academy hosts recipients of fellowships awarded by educational and cultural organizations around the world.

For an extra fee, Member Institutions have the right to name an Affiliated Fellow to be in residence at the Academy for a period of four weeks to three months. Affiliated Fellows receive housing (single room with private bath), meals on the same plan as Rome Prize Fellows, the opportunity to sign up for Academy trips and tours, invitations to Academy events, and access to Academy scholarly resources including the Library, Photographic Archive and the Archaeological Study Collection.

(Affiliated Fellows add to the diversity of the Academy’s artistic and scholarly community. Affiliated Fellowships are coordinated by the organizations for which they are named. Interested candidates must apply through the organization.)

Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship in Rome

This Terra Foundation for American Art fellowship offers support for a postdoctoral and senior scholar to conduct research on American art and visual culture prior to 1980 while in residence at the American Academy in Rome for four to six months.

The call for applications for 2019–20 will open in summer 2018.


During that time, the fellowship recipient will pursue his or her work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation. Topics dealing with Italian-American exchanges and requiring firsthand exposure to collections and archives in Rome and its vicinity will be given priority. Visit the Terra website for more information and to apply.

ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars

Thanks to the generous assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) offers a small number of fellowships for recently tenured scholars engaged in long-term projects in the humanities and related social sciences.

Applications for fellowships for the 2019–20 academic year will open in spring or summer 2018.


ACLS/Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships support a nine-month residency at any one of thirteen national research centers and libraries, including the American Academy in Rome. ACLS will award up to ten Burkhardt Fellowships for residency at these centers in the 2018–19 competition year. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $95,000, plus funds for research costs and related scholarly activities of up to $7,500 and for relocation up to $3,000.

For further information, please visit the ACLS website.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship

The purpose of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and AAMC Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome is to provide essential funding for curators to develop projects that require research in Italy.

Deadline: November 1, 2018.


Awarded projects need not be Rome specific. The program, launched in 2014, is intended to honor exceptional curatorial vision and help curators advance deserving projects. For more information, please visit the fellowship page of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship

The Mordant Family/Australia Council Affiliated Fellowship is open to established Australian visual artists with a significant record of exhibitions in public institutions and galleries to spend two months at the American Academy in Rome.


Expressions of interest will need to outline a plan of activity while in Rome and how the fellowship will further professional and artistic practice development. Applicants are encouraged to review the criteria on the Australia Council for the Arts’ website.

The deadline for 2018 was November 21, 2017.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship in Literature

Founded in 1996, the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund enables Russian writers to travel to Rome for periods of study and work. 


Applicants must be Russian citizens. Self-nominations are not accepted. For more information, please visit the fund’s website.

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship in Visual Art

The Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund was established in 1996 to enable Russian visual artists to travel to Rome for periods of study and work. 


Applicants must be Russian citizens. Self-nominations are not accepted. For more information, please visit the fund’s website.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation/AAMD Affiliated Fellowship, established in 2014, provides the time and funding for an art museum director to develop a project or conduct research, either independently or in relation to a museum-sponsored exhibition or commission. 


Open to all active AAMD members, the fellowship includes a four-week-long residency at the American Academy in Rome and a stipend. For more information, please contact the Association of Art Museum Directors.

CAORC Multi-Country Fellowship Program

The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program is open to US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned a PhD in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences, and wish to conduct research of regional or transregional significance.


The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or transregional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for US doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their PhD. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams.

Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Approximately nine awards of up to $10,500 each will be given. Funding is provided by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Applications will be available on September 1, 2017, with a deadline of January 31, 2018. Please visit the fellowships section of the CAORC website for more information and to begin your application.

Raiziss/de Palchi Traveling Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets

Deadline: February 15, 2018.

This fellowship is awarded every two years to a United States citizen for the translation of modern Italian poetry into English. Recipients reside at the American Academy in Rome for six weeks. For additional information, please visit the Academy of American Poets website.

Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship

The American Academy in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens award the Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship to encourage the study of the Greco-Roman world. 


Purpose: The Fellowship will be awarded for research in Greece and Italy in alternate years. It is expected that the Fellow will use either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials relevant to the Fellow’s research.

Eligibility: Individuals who have spent a year as a Fellow of the ASCSA are eligible for this Fellowship based at the AAR and for research based in Rome and Italy. For the fellowship year of 2018–19 applicants previously at the ASCSA and wishing to conduct research in Italy will be accepted. Candidates must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the PhD, they should be at the beginning of their teaching career and without tenure. Projects may focus on any period of study in the humanities, although preference will be given to topics dealing with classical antiquity.

Terms: The Fellowship is awarded to one individual per year. It may be held at any time during the 2018–19 academic year for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000 and is meant to cover expenses including housing at the host institution, travel (only one round-trip excursion from home base in the United States or Europe to Rome and travel within Italy will be funded), and living expenses. Support from the host institution includes access to research facilities, assistance with obtaining permissions, passes to state museums and monuments, letters of introduction, invitations to various scholarly and other events, and access to other activities offered by the host institution. The award amount will be determined by the applicant’s approved budget. Applicants are urged to explore supplementary sources of support. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the AAR and ASCSA expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted at AAR and ASCSA be contributed to their libraries.

Application: The application will consist of the candidate’s curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal, a plan for travel connected with the project, a budget for all expenses including travel, housing, food, fees, and other living expenses, and proposed dates. Applicants will need to consult with the host institution for costs associated with housing, food, and fees. The selection committee, in evaluating the candidate’s proposal, will determine how reasonable and relevant the travel plan and budget appear in relation to the proposed research and the period of time requested for the Fellowship. 

Submit all application materials, including three letters of recommendation to the American Academy in Rome. Materials may be sent via email to Shawn Miller, Program Director, at s.miller@aarome.org, or via ground mail addressed to Oscar Broneer Traveling Fellowship, c/o American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022.

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens and the American Academy in Rome do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

The award will be announced in the spring 2018.