Applications are invited for a number of opportunities at the British School at Rome to undertake research on any aspect of the social, religious, political and economic cultures of the Italian peninsula, and their wider textual, visual and material dissemination and reception, from early prehistory to the modern period. All the opportunities offer membership of a vibrant multidisciplinary research community and a varied and international events programme.

Residential awards for early career researchers

Open to postgraduate and in particular early post-doctoral scholars, to spend three or nine months in residence at the BSR.

These awards offer accommodation in our residence, food, 24-hour access to our historic library collection and, for most early career scholars, a research grant.

Residential awards for senior scholars

Open to established scholars, normally in post in a UK university, to spend three months in residence at the BSR. A Balsdon Fellowship is for research in the areas set out above; the Hugh Last Fellowship is for research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain.

These fellowships offer accommodation in our residence, food and 24-hour access to our historic library collection.

Associate Senior Fellowships, Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards (non-stipendiary, non-residential)

Open to those for whom the residential aspect of other awards that the BSR offers is not feasible, who are in receipt of other grants or means of support that will allow them to spend a prolonged period in Rome.

These awards offer formal affiliation to the BSR for a period of between three and twelve months (late September 2022–late September 2023); access to opportunities open to residential award-holders; and preferential access to the BSR’s Library;

For further details (including eligibility criteria) and application forms, please visit

Application deadline :  3 December 2021