The Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome is an institution for research and higher education within the fields of classical archaeology, history of art and architecture, classical philology, as well as cultural history and literary studies, with a geographical focus on Italy and the Mediterranean context. The Institute offers annual research fellowships and organizes courses for graduate and doctoral students within the disciplines of classical studies and art history in collaboration with universities in Sweden. In addition to research funding and education, the Swedish Institute in Rome seeks to promote an international academic dialogue across disciplines through the organization of conferences, workshops, open lectures and seminar series. The Institute has a well-furnished research library, an archaeological laboratory, and guest rooms and smaller apartments available to fellows and visiting scholars. Founded in 1925 as a private foundation on the initiative of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden, the Institute is today funded by the Swedish Ministry of Education (Utbildningsdepartementet), governed by a Board and a with a chancellery in Stockholm.