Research & Publication Grants

Chair Kimberly Dennis (2019) leads the Awards Committee that awards travel and research grants to Italian Art Society (IAS) members engaged in the study of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. The current Committee Members are Sally Cornelison (2017), Christian Kleinbub (2019), Jessica Maier (2019), and Judith Steinhoff (2017). Applicants for IAS and IAS/Kress grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply.

IAS DISSERTATION RESEARCH GRANTS: The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce our second annual competition for the IAS Dissertation Research Grants. Two grants of up to $1000.00 will be available to subsidize research, travel, or other expenses relating to dissertation research. One of these grants is generously funded by the Peter Fogliano and Hal Lester Foundation, for projects concerning art and architecture in Italy between ca. 1300 and ca. 1650. The Fogliano/Lester Foundation Dissertation Research Grant will be selected from the pool of IAS Dissertation Research Grant applications. No special application is necessary. The competition is open to doctoral students of any nationality who have not received an IAS award in the past two years. Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. Please send proposals to Awards Committee Chair, Kimberly Dennis, at awards@italianartsociety.org. The deadline for our winter 2017 grants has now passed.

IAS RESEARCH & PUBLICATION GRANTS:  The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce our competition for the IAS Research & Publication Grants. Two grants of up to $1000.00 will be available to fund or subsidize a research trip or a publication (e.g., for purchasing image rights or as a publication subvention) on any aspect of Italian art and architecture from prehistory to the present. One of these grants is generously funded by the Peter Fogliano and Hal Lester Foundation, for projects concerning art and architecture in Italy between ca. 1300 and ca. 1650. The Fogliano/Lester Foundation Research & Publication Grant will be selected from the pool of IAS Research & Publication Grant applications. No special application is necessary. The competition is open to scholars of any nationality holding the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree. Members who have received an IAS award in the past two years are not eligible to apply.  Applicants for IAS grants must be IAS members at the time of application and upon receipt and use of the award. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply. Please send proposals to Awards Committee Chair, Kimberly Dennis, at awards@italianartsociety.org. The deadline for our winter 2017 grants has now passed.

Current Research & Publication Grant Recipient for 2016

Amy Neff, University of Tennessee, A Soul’s Journey into God: Art, Theology, and Devotion in the Supplicationes variae (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. 25.3).  Read abstract

Current IAS Dissertation Grant Recipient for 2016

Kelly Whitford, Brown University, “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s Angels.”  Read abstract

Current Fogliano/Lester Research Grant Recipient for 2016

Ioanna Christoforaki, Research Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens, From Rags to Riches: Importing Cloth and Exporting Fashion between Venice and Cyprus.” Read abstract

Current Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant Recipient for 2016

Krisztina Ilko, University of Cambridge, “Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.” Read abstract

Current Research and Publication Grant Recipients for 2015 Extra Research Grant

Alison Levy, Independent Scholar, for Misfits, Monstrosities, and Madness at the Villa Ambrogiana. Read abstract

Johanna Heinrichs, Dominican University, for Mobile Lives, Stable Homes: The Palladian Villa between City and Country. Read abstract

Past Research and Publication Grant Recipients

2015. Catherine R. Carver, University of Michigan / Wayne State University, for “Mapping Mark and Erasure: Siting Parish Architecture in Medieval Rome.”  Read abstract

2014. Danielle Carrabino, Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design, illustrations for her book, Caravaggio and the Caravaggesque in Sicily, under review. Read abstract

2014. Allie Terry-Fritsch, Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University, research in Florence for her book, Somaesthetics and the Renaissance: Viewing Bodies at Work in Early Modern Italy, under review. Read abstract

2013. Felicia Else, Associate Professor, Gettysburg College, research in Florence for her book, The Politics of Water in the Art and Festivals of Medici Florence: From Neptune Fountain to Naumachia (contracted with Ashgate Press).  Read abstract