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.

Application deadline for the British and Commonwealth Programme Wednesday 7th June 2017.


Eligible applicants must

  • be citizens or permanent residents of Great Britain or the Commonwealth
  • have experience in advanced research at the graduate level or equivalent.   If a graduate student, have fulfilled all doctoral requirements except completion of the dissertation.

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.

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.

How to Apply

The Foundation is now using a two-step online application form.
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.

View list of 2017-2018 application questions.


Register & Apply


  • Programme and eligibility questions should be directed to John Law at
  • Technical questions regarding the online application form should be directed to the Delmas Office at