The ICMA-Samuel H. Kress Foundation fund for travel costs of speakers at ICMA-sponsored conference sessions:
Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, ICMA has some funds for speakers at sessions that it sponsors at scholarly conferences, such as Kalamazoo, the College Art Association and others. Under the Kress Foundation rules, only speakers are eligible, not session organizers or chairs or discussants.
Speakers do not need to make application for these funds, but should notify the session chair that they wish to be considered for such funding when they agree to participate in the session.
Session organizers should provide the ICMA Administrator with a request for funding, including the names and affiliations of speakers, the titles of their lectures, and the anticipated travel costs at least one month prior to the event. This request may be made via email or regular mail.
ICMA cannot guarantee travel support for speakers, but will make every effort to provide it, based on the availability of funding. Speakers should know that expenses can only be reimbursed, and cannot be provided in advance. Speakers will need to present original receipts for their expenses. If tickets or reservations are made online, the speaker must print out the receipt, sign it, and send it to the ICMA office at The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park New York, NY 10040.
Domestic travel will be reimbursed up to $500. International travel will be reimbursed up to $1,000. Fares purchased in non-US currencies will be calculated by the exchange rate on the day the purchase was made. All reimbursements will be paid in US dollars by check. Paypal and wire transfers are not available.
Reimbursable expenses include:
- Rental car fees and gas
- Mileage at the IRS 2012 rate of 55.5 cents per mile (If one is using their own car)
- Lodging (two night maximum)
ICMA does not reimburse:
- Meal expenses
- Conference registration fees
- Presentation supplies such as computer or camera equipment
Only members of ICMA are eligible to speak in any of its sponsored sessions, whether or not they request travel support.
Thanks to the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the ICMA will be awarding five $3,000 research grants for the year 2012. These awards are designed to support research and publication in the field of medieval art history as defined in the ICMA’s mission statement.
These awards will support travel or publication costs (photographs, image permissions, copyediting, etc.) leading to publication. Application is restricted to members of the ICMA who have been awarded a Ph.D. within the last ten years by a US institution, or members who have been awarded a PhD by a non-US institution within the last ten years and currently hold a continuing position in a US college, university or museum. Individuals who hold the rank of associate professor may apply, as well as those who are assistant professors. Members who are independent scholars holding a US Ph.D. awarded in the last ten years may also apply.
Submissions should include a full c.v. along with a cover letter (no more than three pages) giving a detailed outline of the proposed project. Completed manuscripts are particularly welcome and should be submitted electronically whenever possible. A full budget is also needed, along with a copy of the publication contract where such is in place.
For consideration, submissions should be postmarked no later than AUGUST 31, 2012 and mailed to: ICMA-Kress Awards, The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, New York, NY 10040, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Electronic submissions are preferred; paper applications should be submitted in triplicate (although a single copy of manuscripts may be submitted). The successful candidates will be notified by late October. Any resulting publication must credit the International Center of Medieval Art and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and a copy of the publication must be sent to both organizations.
Below are the winners of the 2012 ICMA/Kress Research and Travel Grants
Elina Gertsman, Case Western Reserve University, for the publication of her book Fragments, Ruptures, Imprints, Play: Medieval Shrine Madonnas and the Discourse of Unveiling
Heather Grossman, University of Illinois at Chicago, for the publication of her book Architecture and Interaction in the Thirteenth-Century Mediterranean: Building Identity in the Medieval Morea
Jennifer Kingsley, Johns Hopkins University, for the publication of her book The Bernward Gospels: Art, Memory, and the Bishop in the Eleventh-Century
Domenic Leo, Youngstown State University, for the publication of his book Image-Text-Marginalia in a ‘Voeux du paon’ Manuscript with a Catalogue and Concordance of Peacock Manuscripts
Karl Whittington, Ohio State University, for the publication of his book Body-Worlds: Opicinus de Canistris and the Medieval Cartographic Imagination
Below are the recipients of the 2011 Kress Research Awards, and a brief description of their projects.
Mickey Abel: email@example.com,
for her forthcoming book (Cambridge Scholars Publishing): Open Access: Contextualizing the Archivolted Portals of Northern Spain and Western France within the Theology and Politics of Entry.
Jacqueline Elaine Jung: firstname.lastname@example.org
for her forthcoming book (Cambridge University Press): The Gothic Screen: Space, Sculpture, and Community in French and German Cathedrals, ca. 1200-1400.
Richard Andrew Leson: email@example.com
for archival research in France and Belgium, and photos for book project: The Material Life of Jeanne de Flandre.
Benjamin C. Tilghman: firstname.lastname@example.org
for research trip to southern England, and photos for book project: Watching Words.
Warren Theriot Woodfin: email@example.com
for travel to Budapest and Warsaw museums, and photograph costs for the preparation of two articles related to the Chungul Kurgan (Ukraine) research project.
Congratulations to all the winners. We are grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its generous support.