The IAS/Kress Lecture ESC Travel Grant

Through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS offers a travel grant for an emerging scholar to attend the annual IAS/Kress Lecture. This year’s lecture will be held June 30 in Venice, hosted with support from the Fondazione Cini, where Dr. Jodi Cranston will present “The Worn Animal: Furs and Perfume in Early Modern Venetian Art.” These lectures provide vital networking opportunities, which are often crucial at the beginning of one’s scholarly career. While not enough to fully cover all travel costs, this $500 grant provides an important incentive for a highly motivated scholar that could be supplemented with other forms of institutional support and self-funding.

The winner of this year’s IAS/Kress Lecture ESC Travel Grant is Jensina Endresen, who is completing her MA at the University of Colorado Denver.

Applications for this award will be vetted by the IAS Awards Committee on the basis of need and the relevance of the lecture topic to the applicant’s own ongoing research. “Emerging scholars” include anyone currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program; anyone who has earned a master’s degree within the past six years, but who has not yet enrolled in a doctoral program; and anyone who has earned a PhD within the past six years. Applicants must be members of the Italian Art Society at the time of application and receipt of the award and must not have received an IAS award in the previous two years. Applications should include a cover letter that clearly addresses the relevance of this lecture to their research, a CV, a brief estimated budget and information on any other funding, and should be submitted here.

Please email Dr. Jasmine Cloud, Chair of the IAS Awards Committee, at if you have any questions.

Past Recipients of IAS Travel Grants

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