Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellowship in Rome

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 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.

Two Terra Foundation Affiliated Fellows will be in residence at the American Academy in Rome in 2021–22.

Gloria Bell
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
September 6, 2021–March 11, 2022

Julia A. Sienkewicz
Associate Professor, Fine Arts Department, Roanoke College
January 24–July 22, 2022

This award is administered by the American Academy in Rome. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021.

For more information about application eligibility, application procedures, and funding, please visit the American Academy in Rome website.

Past Recipients


Gloria Jane Bell, Assistant Professor of Indigenous Arts, McGill University
“Eternal Sovereigns: Indigenous Artists, Activists, and Travellers Reframing Rome”


Melanie Masterton Sherazi, Howard E. and Susanne C. Jessen Postdoctoral Instructor, Humanities Division, California Institute of Technology
“Nero e Rosso: Desegregationist and Antifascist Aesthetics in Cold War Rome”


David Ogawa, Associate Professor of Art History, Union College
“The Photographs of William James Stillman: Catalogue of the Union College Collection”