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Grant Application


The Trustees of the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation of New York announce that funds will be made available in 2016/2017 to scholars from Great Britain and the Commonwealth for RESEARCH IN VENICE to include Venitian Dominions. The principal areas of research envisaged concern both the past (art, architecture, history, law, language, literature, music) and the present (conservation, culture, environment, politics) of Venice and the territories formerly subject to it. Further particulars may be obtained from Miss Kerry Drakeley, Faculty of Arts Office, Room H0.42, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL (email: Applications should reach Miss Kerry Drakeley ( at the above address by Friday, 6th May 2016.



The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation announces its 2016-2017 programme of grants (predoctoral and postdoctoral) for travel to and residence in Venice and the Veneto. Grants will be awarded for historical research specifically on Venice and the former Venetian empire, and for study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. 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 theatre.

Applicants must (i) be citizens or permanent residents of Great Britain or the Commonwealth, (ii) have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent, and (iii) if graduate students, have fulfilled all doctoral requirements except completion of the dissertation. Candidates for the British and Commonwealth Programme should contact Professor Julian Gardner, ( Applications for the British and Commonwealth Programmes are due by Friday, 6th May 2016.

Grants for the maximum amount requested are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Funds are granted primarily for research in Venice and the Veneto only, and for transportation to, from, and within the Veneto. Scholars who have already received and accepted a Delmas grant for work in Venice and the Veneto are eligible to apply for one-time grants of one month maximum, to work exclusively on Venetian materials in other European libraries or museums. The proposed research must be related to the previous Delmas grant. Applicants may not submit funding requests for both grants within the same year. Funds may also be made available for aid in the publication of studies made possible by Delmas grants.


Applications should be type-written. (PLEASE RESPOND CAREFULLY IN EACH CATEGORY)

1 a project proposal (not exceeding 1,000 words) which explains the significance of your project and includes:

a. a detailed research plan, citing library and archival sources where possible;

b. an estimate of the time needed with respect to the project's method and/or goals;

c. an overall budget in which the amount requested should be related to (a) and (b).
NB: research expenses (i.e. for photography, microfilming, museum access, and internal transportation) may be part of the amount requested if they are specific and verifiable;

d. a summary of previous work done by the candidate; and

e. a description of the relationship of the proposed project to previous work done by others in the field, with relevant bibliography

  1. a curriculum vitae, including degrees, awards, publications, and professional experience.
  2. a statement of proficiency in the necessary languages.
  3. a confidential statement of other grant applications made.
  4. the names, titles, and addresses of two professional references that the applicant has asked to write letters in support of the project.
  5. (optional) a self-addressed, stamped postcard, should applicant desire notification of receipt of application.

Applicants should familiarize themselves with the guidelines, restrictions, and eligibility requirements listed in the programme announcement.

Applications must be received by the Foundation by Friday, 6th May 2016. Applications via fax or e-mail are not accepted (unless agreed before the deadline). All submissions are final. Applicants are responsible for soliciting the two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Kerry Drakeley before the deadline. The awards will be announced by early summer. Applicants are required to notify the Foundation immediately upon receipt of any other grant. 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 last grant. Thereafter, a two-year hiatus continues to be required after each subsequent grant.

ANDCULTURE, 2016- 2017 




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Please check one: I am a U.K. or Commonwealth ___ citizen. ___ permanent resident.

Ph.D. candidates only, please indicate when you fulfilled all doctoral requirements except completion of the dissertation but including acceptance of dissertation proposal: _____________________.

Applications must be received by the Foundation no later than Friday, May 6th, 2016 at the following address:


Miss Kerry Drakeley

Faculty of Arts Office

Room H0.42

University of Warwick