American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship
The deadline for the May/June 2014 Fellowship is April 1, 2013.
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 is pleased to announce that the University of Tennessee, Knoxville has reached an agreement with the American Academy in Rome to establish an annual affiliated fellowship at the American Academy, for a period of 4-6 weeks in May and 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.
The UT affiliated fellowship will be available to all UT faculty members, graduate students, and administrators in fields eligible for a Rome Prize from the American Academy.
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 competition, for residence in Rome in May/June 2014, will have a deadline of 5 pm on April 1, 2013. Please submit applications, including reference letters, electronically to Alan Rutenberg.
The Office of Research, in collaboration with the department of the selected affiliated fellow, will provide all necessary funds for the affiliated fellowship, including 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, 2013. See http://www.aarome.org.
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
- Work or writing sample
- Three reference letters
- Dates of any previous applications for the Rome Prize
For more information contact Alan Rutenberg.