2014 American Academy in Rome Prize

General Information

Each year, the Rome Prize is awarded by the American Academy in Rome to about thirty emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The deadline for the nation-wide Rome Prize competition is November 1, 2013.

Fellows are chosen from the following disciplines:

Architecture; Design; Historic Preservation and Conservation; Landscape Architecture; Literature (awarded only by nomination through the American Academy of Arts and Letters); Music Composition; Visual Arts; Ancient Studies; Medieval Studies; Renaissance and Early Modern Studies; Modern Italian Studies


-Undergraduate students are not eligible for Rome Prize fellowships.

-Previous winners of the Rome Prize are not eligible to re-apply.

-Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships only if they are ABD.

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

-U.S citizens and those foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for three years immediately proceeding the application deadline may apply for the NEH post-doctoral fellowships.

Deadlines and Fees

The deadline for applications is 1 November. Applications will also be accepted between 2 – 15 November for an additional fee (see below for details).

1 November

$30 if submitting one application

$40 if submitting two or more applications

15 November

$60 if submitting one application

$75 if submitting two or more applications

The deadline for Letters of Recommendation* is 30 November

There is no application fee for those applying solely for NEH post-doctoral fellowships.

* Applicants in Music Composition and Visual Arts are not required to provide Letters of Recommendation.

The Selection Process

Eight juries, representing a broad cross-section of excellence in the various disciplines are appointed annually to judge the candidate pool. The juries convene from January through March and finalists are expected to come to the Academy office in New York for interviews. The winners are announced by the Academy Board of Trustees in mid April.

Return of Materials

The Academy does not keep applications on file.

Written materials will not be returned.

Support materials will be returned only if accompanied by self-addressed stamped envelopes. Applicants are responsible for ensuring proper postage is affixed to a correctly-sized return envelope.

Full application details available here.

James Jewitt