Rome Prize 2010 Competition

Sponsor: American Academy in Rome

Language: English

-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.
-Graduate students in the humanities may apply only for pre-doctoral fellowships.
-Individuals may submit joint applications provided the work is genuinely collaborative in nature as demonstrated by the materials submitted. In the case of joint applications, each individual must meet all eligibility requirements.

Registration fee:
Early registration (by November 1. 2009) – $25
Late registration (November 2-15. 2009) – $50
If applying in two or more fields, the fee is $40 if materials are postmarked by November 1st and $75 if postmarked between November 2nd and 15th.

Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Those with children under 18 live in partially subsidized apartments nearby. Winners of 6-month and 11-month fellowships receive stipends of $12,500 and $25,000, respectively. Owing to the fluctuating dollar/euro exchange rate and the high cost of living in Rome, the stipends offered may not cover all expenses. This is especially true for prize winners who come to Rome with spouses, companions and/or children.

1 November, 2009 – early application deadline
2-15 November, 2009 – late application deadline

Submission Requirements:

A competed application consists of the following materials:
-Completed online application form
-Current resume/curriculum vitae
-Project proposal as specified for each discipline
-Audio, visual, and/or written support materials as specified for each discipline
-Three letters of reference are required of all applicants except those applying in visual arts
-Application fee in the form of a check, money order, or travelers’ check drawn on a United States Bank, made payable to The American Academy in Rome. Credit cards are also accepted.
The primary criterion for selection is proven excellence in an applicant’s achievements and the potential for future development. Jurors will consider the quality of submitted application materials and what interviews reveal about an applicant’s past achievements and future goals. The jury may select any candidate it judges to be outstanding in his or her field and is at a point in the individual’s career where the Rome Prize experience would be critical to future growth and development.

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