Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship at the American Academy in Rome

This fellowship offers support for a postdoctoral and senior scholar to conduct research on American art and visual culture (not including architecture) prior to 1980 while in residence at the American Academy in Rome for a period of four to six months. During that time, the fellowship recipient will pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation. Topics dealing with Italian-American exchanges and requiring firsthand exposure to collections and archives in Rome and its vicinity will be given priority.

The Fellowship has the following objectives:

  • To stimulate research on topics treating issues of Italian-American exchange;
  • To enrich the field of historic American art by bringing its practitioners into dialogue with the scholarly community of the American Academy in Rome;
  • To advance post-doctoral research on subjects related to the history of American Art until 1980 by scholars based in Italy; and
  • To encourage research on American Art requiring first-hand exposure to collections and archives in the Rome area.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2017.


This award is administered by the American Academy in Rome. For more information about deadlines, eligibility, application procedures, and funding, please visit the American Academy in Rome’s website and consult the fellowship’s guidelines document.