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Illustration and letters by the designer Francesco Zorzi (2019 Italian Fellow) for the 2015 Brescia Design Festival

Italian Fellowships

American Academy in Rome

The American Academy in Rome offers four fellowships for Italian artists and scholars in 2022–23. The Italian Fellows are an integral part of the AAR community. Italian artists and scholars live and work in the Academy community, pursuing their own projects, participating in its collaborative, interdisciplinary environment, and helping make connections between Rome Prize Fellows and their Italian peers.

Italian Fellows are required to live at the American Academy in Rome. All fellowships include a single room, board, and a stipend. Length of stay varies by the fellowship.

The winners of Italian Fellowships will be announced both in Italy and in New York as part of the annual Rome Prize Ceremony, held in April.

Arts disciplines: architecture and landscape architecture (open to architects, urban designers, and landscape architects with an emphasis on those committed to environmental sustainability and innovation); musical composition; and visual arts.

All candidates in architecture and landscape architecture must be nominated; unsolicited applications will not be accepted. The hard deadline to submit the material via an online system is February 10, 2022.

For 2022–23, the Academy invites applications from scholars working in medieval studies. Any approach to this discipline or combination of approaches to this area will be given consideration, as will historical approaches that overlap with the social sciences. Candidates should address how they plan to make use of resources in Rome and at the Academy.
One postdoctoral fellowship in medieval studies will be awarded for the period of September 2022–July 2023. It will run for two months. The application deadline is February 10, 2022.

Candidates must have:
Italian citizenship (dual citizenship is also acceptable).
Completed their doctorate after 2016 (they should be within five years of obtaining the doctorate).
An excellent command of written and spoken English, which will be confirmed during the interview stage of the selection process.

The Academy will notify the candidate that the proposal has been received. Applications will be evaluated by a committee of jurists.

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