2021/2022 Rome Prize


Included in design are: graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set and costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design-related fields.

Included in landscape architecture are: environmental design and planning, landscape and ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography.

Full-term and half-term Rome Prize fellowships are available in architecture and landscape architecture. Applicants in design only have the option of a half-term fellowship. All applicants must hold an accredited degree in the discipline and be practicing in the discipline. Applicants should submit materials that best display their qualifications and experience in their discipline. Jurors review a wide range of materials in this category and should be able to clearly understand not only the candidate’s background but the candidate’s philosophical approach to his or her work and the professional trajectory he or she is pursuing.


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.

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

Owing to the 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 Rome Prize winners who come to Rome with families. 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.

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.



Full-term and half-term Rome Prize fellowships are available to professionals in historic preservation and conservation who are actively engaged in their fields.


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 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


1 November 2021 – Initial application deadline ($40)
15 November 2021 – Late deadline application ($70)

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