Venetian Research Program – U.S. FAQs

What circumstances require a visa for travel to Italy?

Please consult the following government webpages regarding your length of stay and visa requirements.  Especially for stays of three months and more, there are particular requirements.

https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/italy.html
http://italy.usembassy.gov/acs/general-visiting.html
http://www.schengenvisainfo.com/italy-visa/

 

I am applying for other grants to support this project. What happens if I receive an award from another foundation?

The Foundation allows two options to grantees who receive another award for the same research project: 1) accept ½ of the Delmas award and the full amount of the other grant 2) accept ½ of the other award and the full amount from the Delmas Foundation.

 

How are Letters of Recommendation submitted?

You will invite your references to add their Letters of Recommendation through the online application form.  Your references will then receive an email containing a  link to a web form.  Letters can be added to both draft applications and submitted applications.  Therefore we advise beginning your online application well in advance and sending the invitations to your references early in your drafting process.  This will allow sufficient time for your references to add their Letters of Recommendation to your application.

 

I received a Delmas grant last year. May I apply again this year?

If you have completed the grant and submitted a final report, yes.

However, any person who has accepted three or more Delmas Venetian Research Program grants (regardless of amount or timing) will be ineligible for consideration for two program cycles after the last grant. Thereafter, a two-year hiatus continues to be required after each subsequent grant.

 

I need to consult sources outside of the Veneto. May I still apply?

Scholars who have already received and accepted a Delmas grant for 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.

 

I am not a US Citizen. May I still apply?

Citizens and permanent residents of the United Kingdom or Commonwealth are eligible for Venetian study awards made by the Delmas Foundation’s British and Commonwealth Advisory Board.  See the application instructions for this program.

 

How can I apply for the Henry A. Millon Award in Art and Architectural History?

There is no separate application for this honor.  All applications to the Venetian Research Program are considered for designation as the Henry A. Millon Award in Art and Architectural History. Beginning in 2016, one awardee will be selected annually.

 

I have a question about the online application form. Whom should I contact?

Please contact the Foundation at 212-687-0011 or info@delmas.org with any questions.

 

Will grantees receive a 1099 or similar statement for tax purposes?

No. While the Foundation is not required to send a statement, grant recipients are required to claim the Delmas grant on their tax returns, per IRS tax law.

 

Do you have suggestions for how to find housing in Venice?

The News on the Rialto is a useful resource for finding housing as well as connecting with other scholars researching Venetian history and culture.