Eligibility for a Bellagio Residency
ELIGIBILITY FOR A BELLAGIO RESIDENCY
Before starting an application, all applicants must confirm their eligibility for a residency award by answering a set of questions in the Eligibility Form.
The Rockefeller Foundation considers the following criteria to determine a candidate’s eligibility for a residency at the Bellagio Center.
- Applicants may not be “related parties” of members of The Rockefeller Foundation staff or its trustees (the definition of "related parties" is provided in the form).
- Applicants meeting the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s definition of a U.S. government official are not eligible to compete for a Bellagio residency.
- Applicants may apply for a residency no more than three times (inclusive of Academic Writing, Arts & Literary Arts, and Practitioner Residencies).
- Successful candidates have a lifetime limit of two residencies. Former residents applying for a second residency must wait at least five years since their first residency before submitting a new application, and must demonstrate significant professional achievement and/or project advancement since their first residency.
If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.