The Italian Art Society/Samuel H. Kress Foundation International Conference Travel Grants (IAS/Kress Travel)

Through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the IAS offers four IAS/Kress Travel Grants of $1500 each year to support transoceanic travel by IAS members of any nationality traveling to present papers in IAS-sponsored sessions at CAA, RSA, ICMS at Kalamazoo, AAIS, or SCSC.


Kendra Grimmett, University of Pennsylvania
RSA San Juan, “Emulating ‘The Courtier’ in ‘The Honeysuckle Bower’”

Caroline Koncz, Assistant Professor, Angelo State University
RSA San Juan, “Picturing Politics: A New Reading of Mansueti’s San Marco Paintings”

Negar Rokhgar, Visiting Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute
RSA San Juan, “Turbans, Crusaders, and the Dynamics of the Anti-Ottoman Campaign in the Piccolomini Library”

Wilfried Keil, Privatdozent, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
ICMS at Kalamazoo, “Remarks on the Use of Architectural Spolia in Churches of Medieval Southern Italy”


The 2023 cycle of grants is now closed. Please check back in Fall 2023 for the 2024 cycle of grants.

Applicants must be members of the Italian Art Society at the time of application and receipt of the award, must have received their PhD by the time of application, and must be presenting papers on a topic from antiquity through the early 19th century, in an IAS-sponsored session, and must not have received an IAS award in the previous two years.

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

Past Recipients of IAS/Kress Travel Grants

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