Three-month study opportunity offers chance to research aspects of Italian architecture

The British School at Rome is now accepting applications for the 2023 Giles Worsley Fellowship, which offers architects and architectural historians the chance to spend three months experiencing the “reality of buildings and spaces” in the Italian capital.

Created in memory of distinguished architectural historian and critic Giles Worsley, who died of cancer in 2006 at the age of 44, the fellowship targets built-environment professionals whose work would benefit from time in Rome.


Giles Worsley

Worsley 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 also felt universities 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.

The 2023 fellowship will run from late September to late December. It includes accommodation in a study bedroom at the British School at Rome and a monthly research and travel grant to cover additional expenses.

Research carried out at the BSR may be part of a wider project, but work conducted as part of the fellowship should be brought together and presented at the end of the three-month period as a discrete piece of work.

The Giles Worsley Fellowship is open to applications until 15 March. More details are available here.