Research & Publication 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 Jessica Maier (2019), Max Grossman (2020), Marin Sullivan (2020) and Kelli Wood (2022).

Research and Publication Grant

Scholars of any nationality holding the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree are eligible. This grant is for funding of up to $1000, available for use in 2020 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. Applicants must be IAS members at the time of application and use of the funds and may not have received an IAS award in the previous two years. Priority will be given to meritorious projects.

Please send the following as a single WORD or PDF document (with last name in title) via e-mail to the Chair of the IAS Awards Committee, Christian Kleinbub, at

·       an introductory cover letter indicating your IAS membership status
·       a one-page description of the project
·       a current two-page C.V.
·       a proposed budget
·       a description of other potential funding sources

Email for more information. The deadline is 10 January 2020.

Past Research and Publication Grant Recipients


2019 IAS Dissertation Research Grant: Ariel Fein¬†(PhD candidate, Yale University), ‚ÄúThe most wondrous of man-made works‚Äô: George of Antioch‚Äôs Santa Maria dell‚ÄôAmmiraglio and the Arab-Christian Community of Norman Sicily.‚ÄĚ

2019 IAS Research and Publication Grant: Elizabeth Mangini (Associate Professor/Chair, California College of the Arts), Seeing Through Closed Eyelids: The Art of Giuseppe Penone.



2018 IAS Dissertation Research Grant: Anna Mascorella (PhD candidate, Cornell University), Restore, Displace, Appropriate: Negotiating the Baroque Legacy in Fascist Rome.

2018 IAS Research and Publication Grant: Andrew Casper (Associate Professor, Miami University), The Shroud of Turin as Art, Icon, and Relic in Early Modern Italy.

Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant Recipient for 2017: Victoria Addona (PhD Candidate, Harvard University), ‚ÄúFiguring Space: Architecture and Artistic Collaboration in Bernardo Buontalenti‚Äôs House-School (1563-1608).‚ÄĚ

Fogliano/Lester Research and Publication Grant Recipient for 2017: Maria DePrano (Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, Global Art Studies Program, University of California, Merced), The Tornabuoni: Family, Women, and Art Patronage in Renaissance Florence (Cambridge University Press).

Dissertation Research Grant for 2017: Lia Costiner (PhD Candidate, University of Oxford),¬†‚ÄúThe Illustrated Italian¬†Vita della Vergine e di Christo¬†and its Impact on Italian Renaissance Visual Culture.‚ÄĚ



Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant Recipient for 2016: Krisztina Ilko (Phd Candidate, University of Cambridge),¬†‚ÄúArtistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.‚ÄĚ

Fogliano/Lester Research Grant Recipient for 2016: Ioanna Christoforaki (Research Centre for Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Art of the Academy of Athens), ‚ÄúFrom Rags to Riches: Importing Cloth and Exporting Fashion between Venice and Cyprus.‚Ä̬†

2016 IAS Dissertation¬†Grant Recipient.¬†Kelly Whitford (PhD Candidate, Brown University), ‚ÄúEmbodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant‚ÄôAngelo with Bernini‚Äôs Angels.‚Ä̬†¬†

2016 Research & Publication Grant Recipient: 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).



Research and Publication Grant Recipients for 2015 Extra Research Grant: Alison Levy, Independent Scholar, for Misfits, Monstrosities, and Madness at the Villa Ambrogiana.

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

2015 Research and Publication Grant: Catherine R. Carver (University of Michigan / Wayne State University), “Mapping Mark and Erasure: Siting Parish Architecture in Medieval Rome.”¬†



2014 Research and Publication Grant: Danielle Carrabino (Lecturer, Rhode Island School of Design), illustrations for her book, Caravaggio and the Caravaggesque in Sicily, under review. 

2014 Research and Publication Grant: 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.



2013 Research and Publication Grant: 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).