The RSA received a matching grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to allow us to expand our Paul Oskar Kristeller research grants, and provide a permanent source of funding for them. A significant gift from the Ambrosiana Foundation brought us partway to our goal; a second came from the Delmas Foundation. The rest has come from member support, some $70,000 to date.
The endowed funding for these research grants allows us, in turn, to apply operating funds to a new set of residential research grants. They include one each at the Folger, Newberry, and Huntington Libraries and one at the University of Toronto’s Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies.
The Paul Oskar Kristeller fund will continue to grow with your help. You can make a single donation, a recurring monthly donation at your choice, or a fixed sum split into monthly payments. These grants will be at the heart of our expanding program of research support.
Many thanks to all of you who have been so generous in your support of our grants program!