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 the annual conference travel grants 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 Council.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO:

Committee Chair, Dr. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder: rcalabretta@gmail.com 

  1. Cover letter: Briefly describe your dissertation research project and your progress toward completion.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Copy of unofficial transcripts: (as proof of good standing).
  5. 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 submit 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. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder: rcalabretta@gmail.com 

DEADLINE: September 27, 2019

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.

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  Fellowship and the decisions about travel grants are made separately).  The funds will be assigned by an Italian American Studies Association committee whose members are selected via the Executive Council. Travel grants are open to full-time graduate students at any level of study.

Please note: Qualifications, seniority, travel distance from conference location, previously assigned grant, 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.

IASA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Please Submit the Following Documents:

  1. Cover letter: including title of accepted paper; travel route; and grant 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.
  2. Copy of unofficial transcripts: (as proof of good standing). Please scan as a PDF document and submit as an attachment.
  3. Proof of paper presentation on panel: Acceptance of your  presentation via email from the IASA conference organizers is considered valid. Please upload that with your funding request.

For any questions about the application process, please contact: Dr. Ryan Calabretta-Sajder: rcalabretta@gmail.com 

DEADLINE: Friday, September 27, 2019

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.

Benvenuto. Thank you for your interest in joining the Italian American Studies Association. There has never been a more important time to join IASA. Your IASA membership will benefit your career as well as your profession. Benefits of membership include access to the IASA members' database (visible to all registered members only) and access to free PDF versions of AIHA proceedings on our website.

We are pleased to offer the student membership dues rate. Please complete the student verification form (https://www.italianamericanstudies.net/cpages/membership) in order for your registration to be processed. Please note, that your registration is not complete until this form is received by IASA (ryancm@indiana.edu) and confirmation of your student status is emailed back to you. You can fill out the form and upload it here in submittable, so that the process for your student membership can begin. 

Again, thank you for your interest and devotion to the interdisciplinary study of the culture, history, literature, sociology, demography, folklore, and politics of Italians in America.

The Italian American Studies Association