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Grants to USA Scholars for Research on Venetian History and Contemporary Culture

Venetian Research Program: U.S.


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The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
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Important Dates
Deadline: 12/15/23 11:59 PM EST Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $20,000 to USA scholars of the humanities and social sciences for research related to the history and contemporary culture and society of Venice. Eligible uses of funds include travel costs and living expenses to conduct research in Venice and the former Venetian empire; transportation within the Veneto; and specific research expenses.

The Foundation awards travel grants to individual scholars to support historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible areas of study, including, but not limited to, archaeology, architecture, art, bibliography, economics, history, history of science, law, literature, music, political science, religion, and theater. Other relevant research interests will be considered.

Past grantees only may apply for travel and research outside of the Veneto. Scholars who have already received and accepted a Delmas grant for their work in Venice and the Veneto are eligible for subsequent, one-time grants of up to $3,000 (one month maximum) to work exclusively on Venetian materials in other libraries or museums.  The proposed study must be related to the previous Delmas grant.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible applicants must
- Be citizens or permanent residents of the United States*
- Have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent. PhD students must have completed all course work at the time of application.

* Citizens and permanent residents of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth are eligible for Venetian study awards made by the Delmas Foundation’s British and Commonwealth Advisory Board.

Pre-Application Information
Application Timeline
- Applications open October 1.
- Applications are due December 15 at 11:59 EST
- Letters of recommendation may arrive after the deadline, but please work to ensure their arrival before the end of December.
- Recipients will be notified in early March.

Applicants and grantees are advised to plan for the added difficulties surrounding travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider potential restrictions on both international and domestic travel. Additionally, access to archives and other research institutions can be difficult to ascertain and continue to change. When planning travel and research, grantees should consult the recommendations of the health authorities of their nations and Italy, as well as the World Health Organization. Review the program description and pandemic specific information:


Estimated Size of Grant
Applications will be entertained for grants up to a maximum of $20,000 for a full academic year. Grants for the maximum amount are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Award amounts are based on length of stay, plus travel and research costs.

Contact Information
Register and apply online:

Please contact the Foundation at with any questions.

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2102
New York, New York 10016-1101

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