The Kress Foundation is again generously supporting five research and publication grants, of $3000 each.  Applicants must be members of the ICMA.  The deadline for the 2018 grants is August 31, 2018.

Members may apply for:

Grants for Research on a first book - restricted to ICMA members who have been awarded a Ph.D. by a U.S. or a non-U.S.  institution within the last ten years. Those with a non-U.S. degree must currently hold a continuing position in a U.S. college, university or museum. The grants must be used for travel, and for research costs such as photographs, image permissions, etc.

Grants for Publication of a first book - restricted to ICMA members with book contracts in hand who obtained their PhD at any time from a U.S. or a non-U.S. institution. Those with a non-U.S. degree must currently hold a continuing position in a U.S. college, university or museum.  The grant must be used for publication costs, including photographs, image permissions, copyediting, architectural drawings/plans, etc.  

Applications for either grant must submit:

1) a statement identifying the Kress grant being applied for, and the applicant’s eligibility for the grant

2) a cover letter (no more than three pages) giving a detailed outline of the proposed project

3) a full cv

4) a full budget.

5) a copy of the publication contract if one is in place

6) If a publication grant is being requested, a chapter of the text must be submitted.  If the book is already completed, the entire text should be submitted.

The application should be submitted electronically to

For large files, please upload to Google Drive and give permission to 

Failure to include all required materials adversely affects the review process.  


Past winners


Benjamin Anderson, Cornell University

Ivan Drpić, University of Washington

Heidi Gearhart, Assumption College

Melanie Hanan, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Marguerite Keane, Drew Univeristy


Betsy L. Chunko, Muhlenberg College

Kathryn B. Gerry, Memphis College of Art

Tracy Chapman Hamilton, Sweet Briar College

Nicholas A. Herman, Université de Montréal

Christina Stancioiu, College of William & Mary


Patricia Blessing, Stanford University

Péter Bokody, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest

Elizabeth Moore Hunt, University of Wyoming

Asa Simon Mittman, California State University, Chico

Eric Ramírez-Weaver, University of Virginia


Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University

Heather Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago

Jennifer P. Kingsley, Johns Hopkins University

Domenic Leo, Youngstown State University

Karl Whittington, Ohio State University


Mickey Abel, University of North Texas

Jacqueline Elaine Jung, Yale University

Richard Andrew Leson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Benjamin C. Tilghman, Lawrence University

Warren Theriot Woodfin, Queens College, CUNY


Kirsten Ataoguz, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

Mark Cruse, Arizona State University

Gillian Elliott, Corcoran College of Art and Design

Eliza Garrison, Middlebury College

Catherine McCurragh, University of Michigan

Mariah Procter-Tiffany, California State University Long Beach

Ittai Weinryb, Bard Graduate Center


Holly Flora, Tulane University

Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve