Past IAS Grant Holders


Dissertation Research Grant

Jillianne Laceste, Ph.D. Candidate, Boston University, 2022

Creating Columbus: The Visual Culture of Colonial Encounters in Early Modern Genoa

Margo Weitzman, Ph.D. candidate, Rutgers University, 2022

Mediated and Constructed Realities: India through the Eyes of Early Modern Italian Merchants

Alexa McCarthy, PhD candidate, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 2021

“Blue Paper in Amsterdam and the Italian Tradition”

Lucia Colombari, PhD candidate, University of Virginia, 2021

“Conflicting Cultures: Exhibiting Italy at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco”


Research and Publication Grant

Dr. Diana Bullen Presciutti, Professor of Art History, University of Essex, 2022

Saints, Miracles, and Social Problems in Italian Renaissance Art

Dr. Leah R. Clark, Associate Professor and Director of Studies, University of Oxford, 2022

Courtly Mediators: Transcultural Objects Between Renaissance Italy and the Islamic World

Dr. Jennifer Griffiths, Art Historian and Academic Coordinator, University of Georgia Cortona Program, 2021

Marisa Mori and the Futurists

Dr. Joanne Allen, Senior Professorial Lecturer in Art History, American University, 2021

Transforming the Church Interior in Renaissance Florence


IAS/Kress Foundation International Travel Grant

Konstantinos Gravanis, Independent Scholar, 2022

Safe Delivery and Theft on the Road of Gold-and-Silk: The Lost Tapestry of Leo X for the Sistine Chapel

Kelli Wood, 2022

“Digitizing Early Modern Board Games”​

Karen McCluskey, 2022

“Holy Men and Artful Nuns: what paintings reveal about the lived experience of Trecento women”

Kelley Di Dio, 2022

“Risk and Risk Aversion in Sculpture Shipments: The Case of Pompeo Leoni’s Sculptures for the Escorial”

Antonio Urquízar, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain, 2018

Early Modern Spanish Descriptions of North African Architecture

Alessandro Vanoli, Independent Scholar, Rome, 2018

Hercules in Sicily: The Mediterranean Past in Fifteenth-Century African and Spanish Sources

Alessandro Vanoli, Independent Scholar, Rome Italy, 2018

“Hercules in Sicily: The Mediterranean Past in Fifteenth-Century African and Spanish Sources”

Giuseppa Zanichelli, Università degli Studi di Salerno, 2016

Female Patronage in Rome in the Eleventh Century

Christiane Martina Elster, Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome, 2016

Papal Textile Gifts in the Late Thirteenth Century—Objects, Actors, Functions

Guendalina Serafinelli, Università di Roma “La Sapienza,” Rome, 2016

When Friendship Matters: Giacinto Brandi and the Privy Chamberlain of Pope Innocent X Pamphilj

Anna Marazuela Kim, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 2016

Reformations of the Idol in Maerten van Heemskerck’s St. Luke and the Virgin (ca. 1550s)

Pietro Roccasecca, Accademia di Belle Arti, Rome, 2016

Disegno: The Intersection of Representation and Knowledge

Sabina de Cavi, Universidad de Córdoba, 2016

Early Modern Theory of Linear Drawing in Italy and Spain: the Pre-history of Design

Klaus Krüger, Freie Universität, Berlin, 2016

The Evidence of Images

Alexis Culotta, American Academy of Art, Chicago, 2016

Co-opetition and Its Basis in Renaissance Art History: An Overview

Giada Damen, The Morgan Library and Museum, 2016

Relics of the Antique Gods in Sixteenth Century Venice


IAS Conference Travel Grant for Emerging Scholars

Emily Wood, 2022

“‘She Will Provide th​e Rest’: Philip II, Empire, and the Promise of New World Silver”

Lorenzo Vigotti, 2022

“Female Actors and Gendered Spaces Inside the Florentine Home in Late Trecento​”


IAS Conference Travel Grant for Modern Topics

No grants at this time.

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