Travel Grants

Chair Christian Kleinbub (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), Jessica Maier (2019), and Judith Steinhoff (2017). 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 TRAVEL GRANT FOR EMERGING SCHOLARS
The Italian Art Society is pleased to announce the IAS Conference Travel Grant for Emerging Scholars. Two grants of $500.00 will be available each year to subsidize travel for emerging scholars to present a paper at any conference where the IAS is sponsoring a session on Italian art or architecture from prehistory to the present. The competition is open to Master’s or Ph.D. students or Ph.D. holders within six years of the degree (pre-tenture, non-tenure track, or independent scholars). Applicants for IAS 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. The competition for spring 2017 is now closed.

IAS CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT FOR MODERN TOPICS
The IAS is pleased to announce our second year of competition for the IAS Conference Grant for Modern Topics. A minimum of $500 will be provided to subsidize transoceanic travel to present in an IAS-sponsored session on the art or architecture of Italy from the early nineteenth century to the present, at any conference in 2017. This grant has been established to fill the gap caused by the IAS/Kress International Travel Grant’s restriction to fund topics up to the early nineteenth century only.

To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. or foreign scholars already holding the Ph.D. (or equivalent terminal degree) and must be undertaking transoceanic travel to present at the conference. Applicants for IAS 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. Please send proposals to Awards Committee Chair Kimberly Dennis at awards@italianartsociety.org. For complete instructions click hereThe deadline for 2017 conferences has passed.

The first recipient of the IAS International Conference Grant for Modern Topics in the amount of $1000.00 was Angelika Schnell (Professor, Akademie der Bildenedn Künste, Vienna) who presented a paper titled “Paolo Portoghesi’s and Aldo Rossi’s Visual Historiographies of Italian Architecture” at the Annual meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) in Baton Rouge, LA in April 2016. The paper was part of an IAS-sponsored session “Anachronism and Historicism in Italian Modern and Contemporary Art,” organized by Lucien Auz (Memphis College of Art) and Adrian R. Duran (University of Nebraska at Omaha).

2016 IAS Travel Grant Winners

Tenley Bick (doctoral candidate, UCLA), presented her paper “Anachronic Casts: Giulio Paolini’s Plaster Sculptures in the Years of Lead, 1968-1982,” at the annual meeting of the American Association for Italian Studies (AAIS) in Baton Rouge, LA, in April of this year.  The paper, awarded an IAS Travel Grant for Emerging Scholars, was in one of two Italian Art Society sponsored panels organized by Lucienne Auz (Memphis College of Art) and Adrian R. Duran (University of Nebraska at Omaha and chair of the IAS Membership, Outreach, and Development Committee) under the rubric “Anachronism and Historicism in Italian Modern and Contemporary Art.”

Angelica Federici (Cambridge University), “Female Religious Patronage in Late Medieval Rome ca. 1200-1400,” presented in the IAS-sponsored session “New Perspectives on Medieval Rome,” chaired by Alison Perchuk and Marius Haukness, at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo MI, 11-15 May 2016Read abstract

Kristin deGhetaldi (University of Delaware), “Tracing the Evolution of Oil Painting in Renaissance Italy: Previous Assumptions and New Approaches,”presented in the IAS-RSA joint session, “Artistic Exchange between Italy and the Netherlands, 1300–1700,” chaired by Sheryl Reiss, at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Boston, 31 March-2 April 2016Read abstract

Past Recipients of IAS Travel Grants

Back To Top