Venetian Research Program – British & Commonwealth

for Individual Scholars

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation (British and Commonwealth Section) announces its 2017-18 programme of grants 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 the study of contemporary Venetian society and culture. 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, theatre and film and television. Other research areas may also be considered.

Eligible 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.

General information about application and application forms may be obtained from the Administrative Assistant (to be notified), and candidates for the British and Commonwealth Programme can also e-mail Professor Julian Gardner  at

Applications for the British and Commonwealth Programme are due by Friday 5th May 2017.

Grants for the maximum amount requested are rarely awarded, and successful applicants are frequently awarded less than the amount requested. Grants will not normally exceed £5000. 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 archives, 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.