SIS support for Research in Italian Studies


Fostering and supporting excellent research across the Italian Studies community in the United Kingdom and Ireland is a top priority of the Society for Italian Studies. To this end, the Society has funds available to help initiate new research projects (see below), and is always willing to discuss other ways in which we can support your research activities. The current holder of the Research Portfolio is Dr Clodagh Brook (Birmingham): c.j.brook.1@bham.ac.uk.

The Society provides the following funds in support of research led activities:

Conference Subvention Fund
This fund is available to support conference activity for events of excellent intellectual quality, which engage with original and timely research questions that will have a demonstrable impact on the field of Italian Studies. Applicants will be expected to provide evidence of research excellence, as well as clear plans for public dissemination of research findings after the event. The Society will provide subventions of up to £400 for such events. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis annually until the fund is spent. Click to download an application form (MS Word / PDF)

SIS Interim Conference
Members of the Society for Italian Studies are invited, via a call posted on the Society’s webpages and circulated to Departments, to submit proposals to host the Interim Conference on a biannual basis. The Society provides funding of up to £1000 to support the event, as well as supporting the conference organisers in planning, publicising and running the conference.

*Call for proposals for the SIS Interim Conference 2018*: if you have an idea for the Interim, please get in touch with Dr Clodagh Brook. We will be looking for intellectually robust and timely ideas.

Current research projects