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IASA Annual Conference Travel Grant


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.


Full-time graduate students at any level of study whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the Italian American Studies Association conference for the year in which funds are being requested.

Graduate students must be in good standing (i.e., fully enrolled, degree-seeking; with proof of working in a timely manner on degree requirements; no academic probation, etc.) and, if they do not win one year, may reapply in subsequent for subsequent conferences.

N.B. This is a separate application process from the Memorial Fellowship. Qualified graduate students may apply for both.

Decisions will be based on the following:

  • Proof of acceptance for presentation at the upcoming IASA conference;
  • Evidence of good standing and timely progress toward degree requirements;
  • Previous IASA travel awards;
  • Travel distance between home institution and conference location;
  • Quantity of funding secured from other sources; and
  • Quality and originality of abstract



  • Cover letter: Please include home institution/primary professional affiliation, year and program of study, and dissertation title or details about your area of specialization. Then include the title of your accepted paper, your travel plan, full budget, requested amount for the award, and proof of financial support received from home institution or outside sources.
  • A scanned copy of your unofficial transcript as proof of your good standing.
  • Forwarded email with the IASA presentation acceptance from panel organizer.
  • Conference abstract.

 For any questions about the application process, please contact Fellowship/Award Committee, Colleen Ryan at

DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2021

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Recipients of travel awards will be notified via email and the award funding will be sent in the form of a check by regular mail.

IASA Annual Conference Grant: Past Winners

2019: Ryan Antonucci, Alessandra Balzani, Brandon Bisby, Leslie Chavez, Emily Cota, Dario De Palma, Abigail Gonzalez, Anthony Mitzel, & Federico Tiberini

2018: Dario De Palma, Adam Giannelli, Giacomo Sproccati, & Anthony Mitzel

2017: Pietro Bacchia, Jessica Femiani, Cinzia Marongiu, & Jessica Whitehead

2016: Anthony Mitzel, Lisa Paolucci, Giacomo Sproccati, & Jessica Whitehead

2015: Ryan Antonucci, Anna Ciamparella, Anthony Mitzel, Lisa Paolucci, & Joseph Tumolo

2014: Pedro Cameselle, Anthony Mitzel, Taylor Papallo, & Valentina Sgro

2013: No Awards

2012: Nancy Caronia, Camilla Dubini, & Vera Lentini

2011: Stelios Christodoulos, Antonietta Di Pietro, Domenica Diraviam, Roxanne Pilot, & Victoria Spiering

2010: Fabio Pesaresi & JoAnne Ruvoli

2009: No Awards

2008: Danielle Battisti, Evelyn Ferraro, Stephen Fielding, Maddalena Marinari, Roxanne Pilot, JoAnne Ruvoli, & Carrie Ann Tocci