Through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS is offering a travel grant to attend the IAS/Kress Lecture held annually in Italy. 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 will provide an important incentive for a highly motivated scholar that could be supplemented with other forms of institutional support and self-funding. Applications for this award will be vetted by the IAS Awards Committee on the basis of need and of the relevance of the lecture topic to the applicant’s own ongoing research.
In 2022, Francesca Fiorani will present “Leonardo da Vinci and Cortona: Wetlands, Mapping, and the Art of Painting in Renaissance Italy.” The lecture will be held 30 June 2022 at the Centro Convegni S. Agostino in Cortona, Italy.
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. The application deadline is May 15, 2022.