Past Research and Publication Grant Recipients


2021 IAS Dissertation Research Grants

Lucia Colombari (Ph.D. candidate, University of Virginia), Conflicting Cultures: Exhibiting Italy at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco
Alexa McCarthy, (Ph.D. candidate, University of St. Andrews, Scotland), Blue Paper in Amsterdam and the Italian Tradition

2021 Research and Publication Grants

Dr. Joanne Allen (Senior Professorial Lecturer in Art History, American University), Transforming the Church Interior in Renaissance Florence
Dr. Jennifer Griffiths (Art Historian and Program, University of Georgia Cortona Program), Marisa Mori and the Futurists


2020 IAS Research and Publication Grants

Alison Locke PerchukHistory in Paint and Stone: The Medieval Monastery of Saint Elijah at Castel Sant’Elia, Italy

Silvia Bottinelli, Double-Edged Comforts: Domestic Life in Modern Italian Art and Visual Culture


2019 IAS Dissertation Research Grant

Ariel Fein (PhD candidate, Yale University), “The most wondrous of man-made works’: George of Antioch’s Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio and the Arab-Christian Community of Norman Sicily.”

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.


2017 Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant

Victoria Addona (PhD Candidate, Harvard University), “Figuring Space: Architecture and Artistic Collaboration in Bernardo Buontalenti’s House-School (1563-1608).”

2017 Fogliano/Lester Research and Publication Grant

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).

2017 Dissertation Research Grant

Lia Costiner (PhD Candidate, University of Oxford), “The Illustrated Italian Vita della Vergine e di Christo and its Impact on Italian Renaissance Visual Culture.”


2016 Fogliano/Lester Dissertation Research Grant

Krisztina Ilko (Phd Candidate, University of Cambridge), “Artistic Patronage of the Augustinian Hermits in Central Italy in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries.”

2016 Fogliano/Lester Research Grant

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.” 

2016 IAS Dissertation Grant Recipient

Kelly Whitford (PhD Candidate, Brown University), “Embodying Belief: Crossing the Ponte Sant’Angelo with Bernini’s Angels.”  

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).


2015 Research and Publication 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). 

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