Awards & Residencies

Every year the British School at Rome offers outstanding scholars and artists the opportunity to join this community and work in Rome for 3 to 12 months.

Our highly competitive awards are offered across the BSR’s disciplines in the Visual Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Modern Italian Studies. Award-holders receive accommodation and full board (except dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday) in a study bedroom or artist’s studio.

Equal opportunities

Our highly competitive awards are offered across the BSR’s disciplines in the Visual Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Modern Italian Studies.

Award-holders receive accommodation and full board (except dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday) in a study bedroom or artist’s studio.

Access statement

It is the policy of the British School at Rome to offer full or equivalent access to all users. The School aims to support full participation by residents in all aspects of its academic and social life. The School is a small institution but will offer its resources, staff and equipment to address the needs of staff, awardees or visitors with disabilities wherever it can.

Applicants with special needs are requested to contact the Registrar before submitting their application to discuss their requirements.

The BSR Experience

“The BSR culture was like nothing I’d experienced before, I really loved the cross disciplinary exchanges / friendships and how this feeds into a broader understanding of Rome and it’s history, studio practice and research.”

Kate Mackeson, Augusta Scholar 2018–19


“The fellowship gave me a new confidence in my practice as an artist – and above all, I benefited immensely from the conversations and friendships I made with fellow artists and academics from other disciplines.”

Sinta Tantra, The Bridget Riley Fellow 2016–17


“I have no doubt that the Scholars’ Prize was of fundamental importance to my future practice. The experience changed how I think about my own work and helped define the questions I wanted to pursue in the future.”

Morgan Gostwyck-Lewis (winner of the Scholars’ Prize in Architecture, 2016–17)

Every year the British School at Rome offers outstanding scholars and artists the opportunity to join this community and work in Rome for 3 to 12 months.

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Our highly competitive awards are offered across the BSR’s disciplines in the Visual Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Modern Italian Studies. Award-holders receive accommodation and full board (except dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday) in a study bedroom or artist’s studio.
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Equal opportunities

Our highly competitive awards are offered across the BSR’s disciplines in the Visual Arts, Architecture, Archaeology, History and Modern Italian Studies.
Award-holders receive accommodation and full board (except dinner on Saturday and lunch on Sunday) in a study bedroom or artist’s studio.
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Access statements

It is the policy of the British School at Rome to offer full or equivalent access to all users. The School aims to support full participation by residents in all aspects of its academic and social life. The School is a small institution but will offer its resources, staff and equipment to address the needs of staff, awardees or visitors with disabilities wherever it can.
Applicants with special needs are requested to contact the Registrar before submitting their application to discuss their requirements.
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General conditions

  1. Residencies will be tenable in the academic year (October – June).

  2. All award-holders are required to live at the BSR.

  3. Partners may be accommodated for strictly limited periods by prior agreement but must pay for their board and lodging at the BSR’s prevailing rates. Children cannot be accommodated.

  4. Successful applicants will be required to take out medical insurance for the duration of their tenure.

  5. The BSR reserves the right to alter any aspect of the Awards.