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.


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

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

Livia Lupi, “Papal Patronage and the Reinvention of Architecture”

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

Kelli Wood, “Digitizing Early Modern Board Games”‚Äč


The 2023 cycle of grants is now open! The deadline for this upcoming cycle of IAS/Kress International Conference Travel Grants is December 15, 2022.

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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