Awards and Fellowships

By Erik Shell | September 23, 2016

American School of Classical Studies at Athens
Deadline: October 31

By Erik Shell | September 14, 2016

2017-2018 Shohet Scholars Grant Program

The International Catacomb Society’s Shohet Scholars Program desires to support scholars of
demonstrated promise and ability who are judged capable of producing significant, original
research in the fields of archeology, art history, classical studies, history, comparative religions,
or related subjects. The work need not focus explicitly on the Roman catacombs, but it should be
within the sphere of the Mediterranean world from the late Hellenistic Period to the end of the
Roman Empire. Of special interest are interdisciplinary projects that approach traditional topics
from new perspectives.

By Erik Shell | September 12, 2016

The deadline for the Pre-Collegiate Teaching Award has been extended to Friday, September 16th.

If you know of any full or part-time teacher of K-12 Classics deserving of recognition, please do consider nominating them for this award.


By Erik Shell | September 6, 2016

The Berlin Prize

Call for Applications 2017/2018

The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for the academic year 2017/2018. The deadline is Friday, September 30, 2016 (12 noon EST or 6 pm CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.

The Academy welcomes applications from emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Approximately 20 Berlin Prizes are conferred annually. Past recipients have included historians, economists, poets and novelists, journalists, legal scholars, anthropologists, musicologists, and public policy experts, among others.

By Erik Shell | September 1, 2016


Fellowships in the CAS Research Group

“Editing Metaphysics”

Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich

The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU Munich is a forum for intense international
academic exchange. Its purpose is to promote cooperation with national and
international Visiting Fellows who work closely on collaborative projects with LMU
professors. In order to intensify cooperation between researchers at LMU Munich and
leading experts from other universities, the Center has set up a major new program,
the CAS Research Groups.

By Erik Shell | August 29, 2016

SCS is pleased to announce its call for applications for the TLL fellowship for the fellowship year 2017-18.

"Fellows at the TLL develop a broadened perspective of the range and complexity of the Latin language and culture from the classical period through the early Middle Ages, contribute signed articles to the Thesaurus, have the opportunity to participate in a collaborative international research project in a collegial environment, and work with senior scholars in the field of Latin lexicography."

The full announcement can be found here. ​Please note the new eligibility requirements. All applicants must have completed their PhD requirements by the time of application. For a summary of the TLL Fellowship, click here.


By Erik Shell | August 26, 2016

Radbound University, located in Nijmegen (the Netherlands) is offering two funded PhD positions in Ancient History to work on the ‘Constraints and Tradition. Roman power in changing societies’ project. Vacancy closes September 29, 2016.

The project ‘constraints and tradition’ analyses how traditions influence the ways in which new systems of rule are communicated, contested and accepted in changing societies. Within the project, developments in specific ancient ‘media’ are traced over a long period of time (50BC to AD565) in order to show which traditions formed constraints in presenting Roman power. Findings will be analysed through notions of ‘shared field of experience’ and ‘anchoring’, adapted from communication theory and social psychology.

By Erik Shell | August 10, 2016

From the ACLS (

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has posted Fellowship application guidelines and deadlines for the 2016-2017 application cycle.  Those relevant to Classicists include:

See the announcement and full fellowships list here.

By Helen Cullyer | July 12, 2016

The American Philosophical Society offers a number of grants for library and archival research and field-based research.  Information and application instructions for all of the Society's programs can be accessed at the Society's website, Click on the "Grants" tab at the top of the homepage.

By Helen Cullyer | July 8, 2016

The Department of Classics and the College of the Holy Cross offer competitive merit-based scholarships to outstanding high school graduates who will major in the Classics at Holy Cross. Each year, going back to the Class of 1977, the Department and College award two Rev. Henry Bean, S.J., Scholarships, which are four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarships​

Detailed information is available at


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