The Terra Foundation Fellowship offers support for a postdoctoral or senior scholar to conduct research on American art and visual culture (excluding 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 the 2022–23 academic year and, while there, will pursue research in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic freedom, interdisciplinary exchange, and innovation.

The deadline for applications for the Terra Foundation Fellowship, offered by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the American Academy in Rome, is Monday, November 15 at 11:59pm US Eastern Time.

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

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.

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The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021. Please contact Shawn Miller at if you have any questions about this opportunity.

The Terra Foundation for American Art is dedicated to fostering exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for national and international audiences. Recognizing the importance of experiencing original works of art, the foundation provides opportunities for interaction and study, beginning with the presentation and growth of its own art collection in Chicago. To further cross-cultural dialogue of American art, the foundation supports and collaborates on innovative exhibitions, research, and education programs. Implicit in such activities is the belief that art has the potential both to distinguish cultures and unite them.