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 The current Committee Members are Jessica Maier (2019), Max Grossman (2020) and Marin Sullivan (2020).

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 2019 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. IAS officers and committee members are not eligible to apply.Priority will be given to meritorious projects. For complete instructions click here. The deadline is 10 January, 2019.

Past Research and Publication Grant Recipients

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, “Figuring Space: Architecture and Artistic Collaboration in Bernardo Buontalenti’s House-School (1563-1608)”

Fogliano/Lester Research and Publication Grant Recipient for 2017Maria 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 2017Lia Costiner (PhD Candidate, University of Oxford), “The Illustrated Italian Vita della Vergine e di Christo and its Impact on Italian Renaissance Visual Culture.”

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.”

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

2016 IAS Dissertation Grant Recipient. Kelly Whitford, Brown University, “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s Angels.”  Read abstract

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).  Read abstract

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

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