A British School at Rome Architecture Award enables architects and architectural historians to immerse themselves in this visually stunning city whilst also benefiting from the BSR’s internationally-important Architectural exhibition programme and its unique residential research community.
Giles Worsley Rome Fellowship
The Giles Worsley Rome Fellowship is awarded to an architect or architectural historian, to allow them to spend three months at the BSR, studying an architectural topic of their choice. The Fellowship’s aim is to encourage architects and architectural historians to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings and carry out research in and around the city, while benefiting from the collegiate life of the BSR.
Giles Worsley, the distinguished architectural historian and critic, died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 44. He was an enthusiastic visitor to Italy and a great believer in the importance of Italian architecture of all periods in understanding the development of Western architecture. He was concerned that architecture schools do not give adequate emphasis to the teaching of architectural history and that architectural historians should be encouraged to experience the reality of influential Italian buildings.
Research area: architecture and architectural history
Open to: architects and architectural historians. Normally applicants should have recently completed a post-graduate qualification.
Duration: three months (October to December 2018)
Travel grant: £180
Stipend: £700 per month
Specific award criteria:
- Applicants must have British nationality or have been living and studying in Britain for at least the last three years.
- The Fellow will be required to deliver a short public presentation to a general audience on their research upon their return.
- The project proposed for the Fellowship should be an end in itself, rather than a means to an end.
- Selection for this Fellowship is by a panel formed of representatives of the RIBA, the British School at Rome and the Worsley family.
- Applicants must complete an application form, and provide a curriculum vitae, a statement of 500–700 words indicating the subject of their proposal and their suitability for the Fellowship, and the names and addresses of two referees. They should ask the two referees to send a reference in support of their application
Deadline: 14 February 2018
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