Deadline: January 15,2012
Rome Fellowships are offered by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, in conjunction with the British School at Rome, to scholars working on Grand Tour subjects or in the field of Anglo-Italian artistic and visual cultural relations. They are intended for senior scholars or candidates in the advanced stages of doctoral research. Applicants should be competent in spoken and written Italian.
For an independent scholar or doctoral candidate the Fellowship provides full residential accommodation at the British School at Rome for four months as well as a stipend of £6,500 (which includes £500 for travel expenses). If an independent Fellow accepts full-time employment during the period of the Rome Fellowship, the Centre will request an appropriate reimbursement of the award.
For scholars in full-time University employment the Fellowship provides full residential accommodation at the British School at Rome for four months, an honorarium of £2,500 (which includes £500 for travel expenses) and a sum of £6,000 towards replacement teaching costs for a term at the Fellow’s home institution, if required. The Centre does not pay full economic costs.
Fellowships are awarded annually each Spring and must be taken within the academic year commencing in the following Autumn. The Rome Fellowship may be taken during one of the following three periods: September to December; January to April; April to July. Exact term dates will be agreed with the British School at Rome. Fellowships cannot be deferred to later academic years nor can they run concurrently with a Fellowship awarded by another institution.
Please complete your application online and send it as a Word document or PDF attachment to: email@example.com
Your application should consist of the following pages only:
1. The one-page cover sheet
2. In not more than two pages an outline of your field of research, your proposed research programme, and reasons why residence in Rome is important for your study.
3. A one-page abbreviated CV, with details of temporary release from your employment (if appropriate)
No additional information, offprints, articles or books should be submitted with your application.
Your two referees should submit their references, which must be no longer than one page each, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure your referees submit references to us by the closing date for applications. We receive a large number of applications and are unable to contact referees on your behalf.
We will acknowledge your application within seven days of its receipt and we will notify you in writing of the Advisory Council’s decision not later than three weeks after the Council’s meeting in March.
Please note that the Centre is unable to notify you of award decisions by telephone or via email, or to enter into discussion of the Council’s decisions.
Grants Administrator, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA
Telephone: 020 7580 0311
Fax: 020 7636 6730