American Academy in Rome: Rome Prize 2013

Competition Deadline: 1 November 2012

Extended Deadline: 15 November 2012*

The American Academy in Rome invites applications for the Rome Prize competition.  One of the leading overseas centers for independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities, the Academy offers up to thirty fellowships for periods ranging from six months to two years.

Rome Prize winners reside at the Academy’s eleven-acre center in Rome and receive room and board, a study or studio, and a stipend.  Stipends for six-month fellowships are $14,500 and stipends for eleven-month fellowships are $27,000.

Fellowships are awarded in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Design (including graphic, fashion, interior, lighting, and set design, engineering, urban planning, and other related design fields)
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation (including architectural design, public policy, and the conservation of works of art)
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Literature**
  • Musical Composition
  • Visual Arts
  • Ancient Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
  • Modern Italian Studies

For further information, or to apply, visit the Academy’s website at or contact the American Academy in Rome, 7 East 60 Street, New York, NY 10022, Attn: Programs.

Call: 212-751-7200. Email: or

Please state specific field of interest when requesting information.

The Rome Prize competition is underwritten in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

*There is an extra fee for the later application date.

In Memoriam: Robert K. Sherk

CAAS is sorry to report the death of Robert K. Sherk, on July 8, in Lockport, NY. He received his Ph.D. in 1950 from Johns Hopkins Univeristy, taught at the University of Maine, Bangor, and then, from 1962 until his retirement in 1990, at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Bob’s work in Greek and Roman epigraphy, particularly his Roman Documents from the Greek East, remains fundamental. Together with Ernst Badian, he launched the series Translated Documents of Greece & Rome, to which he contributed the volumes Rome and the Greek East to the Death of Augustus and The Roman Empire: Augustus to Hadrian. Those familiar with his teaching and scholarship alone will not know that during World War II he was a bombardier, flying 21 missions in B-24s over Germany and Austria. After his plane was shot down, he was a prisoner of war in Germany in the infamous Stalag III.