[Fellowships at the Historical Institute at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Rome]


The selection process for a ROME Fellowship of the Austrian Academy of Sciences takes approx. two to three months.

The members of the awarding committee are experts nominated by the OeAW. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of comparative assessment of applications by the committee members; external reviews can also be obtained. 

If applications are considered by persons to whom individual committee members have a close professional or private relationship, those committee members will not take part in the decision-making process.

Significant selection criteria are the applicants’ academic qualifications, the scholarly quality of the research project and demonstration of the necessity of the research stay in Rome or Italy for the project’s completion.

The committee’s decision is final.

Information for applicants

The awarding committee usually convenes in May/June to decide on whom to award fellowships. Applicants are informed in writing of the committee’s decision.