Apply for the Rome Prize

AAR invites applications for the 2023 Rome Prize Competition! The deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

For over a century, the American Academy in Rome has awarded the Rome Prize to support innovative and cross-disciplinary work in the arts and humanities. Each year, the prize is given to approximately thirty artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence in their fields. Rome Prize winners, who receive a stipend, room and board, and individual work space at AAR’s eleven-acre campus, are the core of the Academy’s residential community, which includes Italian Fellows, Residents, and Affiliated Fellows.

The application deadline is Tuesday, November 1, 2022. To read the guidelines and begin your application, please visit

Rome Prizes are awarded in the following disciplines:

  • Ancient Studies
  • Architecture
  • Design (includes graphic, industrial, interior, exhibition, set, costume, and fashion design, urban design, city planning, engineering, and other design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • Landscape Architecture (includes environmental design and planning, landscape/ecological urbanism, landscape history, sustainability and ecological studies, and geography)
  • Literature
  • Medieval Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies
  • Musical Composition
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Visual Arts (includes painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, film, video, installation, new media, digital art, and other genres)

This year, AAR will offer the Tsao Family Rome Prize, to be awarded to a humanities scholar whose project explores the relationship between Chinese and Mediterranean philosophical traditions. Please see the humanities guidelines for more information.

Each discipline may have unique application guidelines requiring different materials. Please visit the Guidelines & Applications page to download PDFs with specific instructions for the arts and humanities categories. You may also read the Rome Prize FAQ to get a better idea of the application process and fellowship experience.

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