Italian American Studies Association Book Award: $500

The Italian American Studies Association announces the Italian American Studies Association Book Award offered even numbered years for a scholarly work and odd numbered years for a creative work. The 2018 award will be presented in October 2018 at our meeting in Chicago. (The recipient need not be present.) The award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding scholarly contribution to the field of Italian American studies published between June 1, 2016 and June 1, 2018. Works nominated must be authored monographs and must be primarily in English. (Edited collections are not eligible.) Nominations may be made by a publisher or a member in good standing of the IASA. Three copies of the nominated work must be received by June 15, 2018. Please send to: IASA Book Award, John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10036. There is no entry fee. Copies, however, will not be returned. The author and work selected for the 2018 award will be announced on the IASA website by mid-September.

2017 Book Award: Camilla Trinchieri's Seeking Alice. Excelsior Editions, State U. of New York P, 2016.

2016 Book Award: Joseph Sciorra's  Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City. U. of Tennessee P, 2015. 

IASA Memorial Fellowship: $1,000

IASA MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP: $1000

IASA awards this annual fellowship to the author of the year’s outstanding Ph.D. dissertation or MA thesis proposal in Italian American studies. We welcome all approaches to the field of study.

ELIGIBILITY:

Graduate students in any discipline whose work focuses on Italian American culture are eligible and encouraged to apply; graduate students in good standing in their own home institution's graduate program (i.e., fully enrolled, degree-seeking; completing work in a timely manner; no academic probation, etc.). Prior candidates are especially encouraged to resubmit previously non- funded applications.

Students applying for conference travel subsidy are also eligible. Please note: Qualifications, seniority, and quality of application will be considered in decision making. The fellowship award is decided by an Italian American Studies Association committee selected via the Executive Board.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO:

Committee Chair, Dr. Roseanne Giannini Quinn: quinnroseanne@deanza.edu

  1. Cover letter: (in the body of your e-mail message). Briefly describe your dissertation research project and your progress toward completion.
  1. Project description: A description of dissertation or thesis work completed or in-progress; format should be three double-spaced pages maximum using a standard 12-point font with 1-inch margins. If the project is a Master’s Degree thesis or Doctoral dissertation, indicate that and describe its scope. It is important that you clearly explain the significance of your research and how it contributes to the advancement of knowledge in the field of Italian American studies.
  1. Curriculum vitae: Include recent professional activities, awards, honors, courses you have taught, and research publications and presentations. Also, please include current mail address, e-mail address, and telephone number. Maximum length not to exceed two pages.
  1. Copy of unofficial transcripts: (as proof of good standing).
  1. Two letters of reference: preferably from an academic advisor, committee member, and/or dissertation director, addressing the relevance of your project to the furthering of Italian American studies.

Please send Documents 2 and 3 as WORD.doc attachments. Unofficial transcripts should be scanned as a PDF document; letters of reference must be sent as scanned documents in PDF form with a signature and on official letterhead.

For any questions about the application process, please contact: Dr. Roseanne Giannini Quinn at the email address listed above.

DEADLINE: TBD

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The fellowship recipient will be notified via email and will also be announced at the annual IASA conference.

IASA Annual Conference Travel Subsidy

IASA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL SUBSIDY

In an effort to defray some of the traveling costs for graduate students attending the Italian American Studies Association annual conference, the association has set aside limited funds for student travel. (Please note: This is a separate application process from the Memorial fellowship application guidelines. You may certainly apply for a fellowship and also travel funds if you choose; the awarding of the fellowships and the decisions about travel funds subsidies are made separately.) The funds will be assigned by an Italian Studies Association committee whose members are selected via the Executive Board. Travel subsidies are open to graduate full-time graduate students at any level of study.

Please note: Qualifications, seniority, travel distance from conference location, previously assigned subsidy, and quality of application will be considered in decision making.

ELIGIBILITY:

Graduate students accepted to present a paper at the Italian American Studies Association conference for the year funds are being requested are eligible to apply. Graduate students in good standing in their own home institution's graduate program (i.e., fully enrolled, degree-seeking; work in a timely manner; no academic probation, etc.). Prior applicants are encouraged to resubmit previously non-funded applications. Students applying for the Memorial Fellowship are also eligible.

TRAVEL SUBSIDY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Please Send the Following Documents to Committee Chair, Dr. Roseanne Giannini Quinn: quinnroseanne@deanza.edu

  1. Cover letter (in the body of your email message): including title of accepted paper; travel route; and subsidy amount requested as well as amount secured through other sources (department, college, etc.). Again, please remember to include amount of funding, if any, already secured.
  1. Copy of unofficial transcripts: (as proof of good standing). Please scan as a PDF document and send as an attachment.
  1. Proof of paper presentation on panel: Acceptance of your presentation via email from the IASA conference organizers is considered valid. Please forward that with your funding request.

For any questions about the application process, please contact: Dr. Roseanne Giannini Quinn at the email address listed above.

DEADLINE: TBD

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Recipients of travel awards will be notified via email in early October. Please note: awarded funding will be sent in the form of a check by regular mail after the conclusion of the conference.