The Diana Sciola Grant for Research in Italy


Sponsored by the Diana M. Sciola Endowment for Excellence to support research on Catholic Tradition and Italian Artistic Culture

Deadline: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis


The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) invites those undergraduates and graduate students in all Arts and Letters disciplines whose research interests address the impact of Catholic traditions upon Italian artistic culture to submit proposals to the Diana Sciola Grant Program.  In order to be eligible for funding, research must take place in Italy. 

The Diana Sciola Family Endowment supports projects that study the various ways in which the Catholic tradition has influenced the visual arts, theatre, architecture, fashion, music, cinema, literature, design, culinary arts and photography throughout the ages. 

Profile of a Young Woman by Mino da Fiesole (between 1455 and 1460)

A double-spaced, 3-page proposal, budget, and a letter of recommendation are required of both undergraduates and graduates. Proposals should make clear the connection between Catholic tradition and the artistic expression under study.

For details concerning the submission of applications as well as post-grant requirements, see UROP Proposal Requirements for Academic Year & Summer Submissions . Graduate student application materials must uploaded  to Student Grant Network and should email their completed applications, along with a Diana Sciola Grant Proposal Cover Sheet, to Therese Blacketor ( 

At the end of the semester, awardees must submit an electronic copy of a 5-6 page report detailing the research which was funded by their grant.  Final reports should be emailed to