Fellowship: Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Venetian Research Grants

Deadline:  1 May 2019

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation – British and Commonwealth Committee – announces its 2019–20 programme of grants for study based on travel to and research in Venice and the Venetian dominions.

Grants will be awarded for historical research on Venice and the former Venetian empires, and for the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. Applicants from all disciplines of the humanities are eligible for areas of study including, but not limited to: archaeology, architecture, art; bibliography; economics; history; history of science; law; literature; music; political thought; religion; theatre, film and television. Applications for research on the environment and conservation are welcomed. Other, relevant, research interests will be considered.

For qualified applicants, there is no age limit.

Applications for the British and Commonwealth Programme should be submitted online to the New York office by Wednesday 1 May (info@delmas.org). The awards will be announced by June.

Eligible applicants must:

  • Be citizens or permanent residents of Great Britain or the Commonwealth, or be enrolled for research at a British or Commonwealth university.
  • Permanent or affiliated members of a British or Commonwealth university and experienced curatorial or conservation staff at British or Commonwealth galleries and museums are welcome to apply.
  • Have experience at an advanced level of research at graduate level or an equivalent. If a doctoral student, to have fulfilled all doctoral requirements at his/her own university for the progression of the thesis.

Grants for the maximum amount — normally £5000.00 — are rarely awarded. Funding is granted primarily for research in Venice and ‘its dominions’, and travel to and within them,

Scholars who have already received and accepted a Delmas grant are eligible to apply for grants, normally for one month, to continue the work related to the previous grant, focused on Venetian material in other libraries, archives, museums or galleries. Applicants must not submit for funding for both grants within the same year. Applicants must notify the Committee immediately on the receipt of any other grant for research in the same area. Any person who has accepted three or more Delmas grants for Venetian research (regardless of amount or timing) will be ineligible for consideration for two programme years after the previous grant. Thereafter, the two year hiatus continues to apply.

All successful applicants must submit a report to the Chairman within three months of completing their funded period of research. Failure to do so will render applicants ineligible for future Delmas funding.

How to apply

The Foundation is now using a two-step online application form, through the New York office.

Step 1: Register by providing your contact information and creating a login
Step 2: Fill in the online application. After your application has been submitted, you may log in to monitor the arrival of your letters of recommendation. Make sure you have given your referees ample notice of your intention to apply and the nature of your research.

For further information

Dr John Easton Law: law.easton.john@gmail.com (j.e.law@swansea.ac.uk)
The Delmas Office: info@delmas.org

Current Members of the British and Commonwealth Committee

Dr John Easton Law; Arts and Humanities, Swansea University, Swansea SA2 8PP
Professor Deborah Howard, St John’s College, Cambridge, CB2 1TP
Dr Iain Fenlon, King’s College; Cambridge CB2 1ST
Professor Filippo de Vivo, Department of History, Birkbeck College, Mallet Street, University of London, WC1E 7HX
Dr David Laven,. School of Humanities; University of Nottingham; University Park; Nottingham NG7 2RD
Dr Patricia Allerston; National Galleries of Scotland; 73 Belford Road; Edinburgh EH4 3DS

Source:  https://www.rsa.org/news/434611/Delmas-Foundation-Venetian-Resesarch-Programme-British-and-Commonwealth-Applicants.htm