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American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship

The deadline for the May/June 2018 Fellowship is April 1, 2017.

To paraphrase the words of an early trustee:

You are not sent to the Academy unless you have unmistakable gifts, and those gifts are developed not by lessons but by what you feel as a human being under the pressure of the glorious things you see. No matter in what style you work, you will work better for having lived in the atmosphere of Rome. It is like reading the classics. It steadies your judgment, enlarges the powers of your mind, and sets you free.

The Office of Research & Engagement is pleased to announce that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has established an annual affiliated fellowship at the American Academy in Rome, in May and/or June. The UT affiliated fellow becomes a full member of the scholarly and artistic community at the American Academy, with all of the opportunities and privileges of Rome Prize fellows and affiliated fellows from other institutions.

American Academy in RomeThe UT affiliated fellowship will be available to all tenured and tenure-track UT faculty members in fields eligible for a Rome Prize from the American Academy. Lecturers in eligible fields may also apply if they have served as full-time members of their department for at least five consecutive academic years prior to the academic year of application.

Fields in the humanities: Ancient Studies, Medieval Studies, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and Modern Italian Studies.

Fields in the arts: Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Musical Composition, Visual Arts Applications in other fields in the humanities and the arts that are consistent with the expectations and standards of the Rome Prize may be considered at the discretion of the selection committee.

The next competition, for residence in Rome in May/June 2018, will have a deadline of 5 pm on April 1, 2017. Please submit applications, including reference letters, electronically to Alan Rutenberg.

With this fellowship, the Office of Research and Engagement will cover up to four-weeks of residential costs for the affiliated fellow.  The fellow’s department and college are responsible for covering travel expenses.

A committee consisting primarily of UT faculty members and administrators who previously have been in residence at the American Academy will select the affiliated fellow. Please note: some preference will be given to those who have previously applied for the Rome Prize. You may apply for the affiliated fellowship and the Rome Prize concurrently. The current application date for the Rome Prize is November 1 of the current calendar year. See

The application must include the following:

  • Cover page, including the name, department, and college of the applicant and the full title of the proposal
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Project proposal (maximum of two double spaced pages) describing the nature of the work the applicant intends to undertake in Rome, and identifying special resources in Italy important to the project
  • Three reference letters
  • Dates of any previous applications for the Rome Prize

For more information contact Alan Rutenberg.

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