Deadline: November 15, 2020
Applications are invited for the Terra Foundation Fellowship 2021. This fellowship offers support for a postdoctoral or senior scholar to conduct research on American art and visual culture (not including architecture) prior to 1980.
The selected candidate will be in residence at the American Academy in Rome for a period of four to six months, during which time, he or she will pursue research in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.
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 postdoctoral research on subjects related to the history of American art until 1980 by scholars based in Italy.
- To encourage research on American art requiring first-hand exposure to collections and archives in the Rome area.
The fellowship includes
- Housing. A single room is the standard offer, but larger spaces are available, for a fee, to accommodate a spouse and/or children.
- A private study
- A stipend of $2,500 per month, and
- Privileged access to Rome.
- Applicants may be of any nationality, provided their research would be facilitated by residence at the Academy.
- Applicants must hold a PhD at the time of application. Senior scholars are welcome to apply.
- Topics dealing with Italian–American exchanges and requiring first-hand exposure to collections and archives in Rome and its vicinity will be given priority.
A completed online application form includes the following three documents, to be uploaded as three separate digital files:
- Résumé/curriculum vitae: should include languages read and spoken and level of fluency.
- Project proposal: should be double spaced, 12-point font with one-inch margins, not to exceed four pages, describing the nature of the work the applicant intends to undertake in Rome and identifying special resources in Italy important to the project. Please include bibliographical notes for any sources cited (not counted toward the four-page limit).
- Writing sample: may be up to twenty pages and should be in the proposed field of study. Please include bibliography and footnotes (not counted toward the page limit).
Three reference letters from professionals acquainted with the applicant and his or her work. Recommenders will be asked to submit their letters electronically through the online system.
For more information, visit Terra Foundation.