The Diana M. Sciola Grant 
for Undergraduate or Graduate Research in Italy

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

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

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 M. Sciola 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. 

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 . Undergraduates and graduate students must upload their application materials to the Student Grant Network . Graduate students are also required to upload a completed  Diana M. Sciola Grant Graduate Student Cover Page.  


Maximum award $2,500. Proposals accepted on a rolling basis. 

Application Deadline:  March 20, 2017


*Marble Relief above "Profile of a Young Woman" by Mino da Fiesole (between 1455 and 1460)