Solmsen Fellowships for 2016-2017
The American Philosophical Society offers research grants in a number of areas. Details of its programs can be found here.
The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers one doctoral scholarship to research and complete a doctorate in the “Ancient Languages and Texts” program at the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Greek and Latin philology, Jewish and Hebrew studies, history, theology, religious studies and philosophy.
Candidates must hold a Master's degree, or equivalent degree, in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. The scholarship is available from October 2016 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review). The call is open only to applicants who are not German citizens and who have not resided in Germany continuously for longer than 12 months as of the application deadline.
The National Humanities Center invites applications for academic-year or one-semester residencies. Fellowship applicants must have a PhD or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career as well as senior scholars from all areas of the humanities are welcome; emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also encouraged to apply. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes and universities. Fellows have private studies; the library service delivers all research materials. Scholars from all parts of the globe are eligible; travel expenses in addition to a stipend are provided. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2015.
The SCS has awarded its second group of Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Awards. Three students currently enrolled in courses leading to their certification as Latin teachers will receive grants that will offset a portion of their tuition payments. To fund this program the Association uses income derived from contributions from the Friends of Zeph Stewart and matching gifts from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Research and Teaching Endowment established by its Gateway Campaign for Classics in the 21st Century. Professor Stewart taught at Harvard for several decades and served the Society in many capacities including terms as President and Financial Trustee. He was a passionate supporter of the work of primary and secondary school teachers.
The Academy Vivarium Novum is offering ten full tuition scholarships for high school students (16-18 years old) and twenty-eight full tuition scholarships for University students (18-24 years old) of any part of the world. The scholarships will cover all of the costs of room, board, teaching and didactic materials for courses to be held from October 5, 2015 until June 18, 2016 on the grounds of the Academy’s campus at Rome. Application letters must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 10. For early consideration, applications sent by May 31 will receive an answer at the beginning of July. Otherwise, candidates will receive a response before the end of August.
In 2015 the Society for Classical Studies (SCS), founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association, awarded the third set of its Pedagogy Awards to three outstanding classics teachers. One of the major goals of the Society's capital campaign, Gatekeeper to Gateway: The Campaign for Classics in the Twenty-first Century, was to ensure that an inspiring, well trained teacher would be available for every school and college classics classroom. A subcommittee of the Joint Committee on the Classics in American Education, whose membership is selected from both the SCS and the American Classical League, reviewed proposals from classics teachers at all levels requesting funds to support a variety activities that would improve their teaching and their students’ experiences in the classroom.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced a new grant opportunity, called “Humanities in the Public Square,” that will put humanities scholars in direct dialogue with the public on some of the most pressing issues of today— through public forums, community programs, and the development of educational resources. This new grant opportunity is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ agency-wide initiative The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.
The NEH Humanities in the Public Square program will award grants of up to $300,000 to institutions for projects that incorporate:
Hans Beck, McGill University, has won the Anneliese Maier Research Award 2015. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation has selected eleven researchers from outside of Germany to receive this year’s prize. Each award is valued at 250,000 Euros and is granted annually to outstanding humanities scholars and social scientists. It is designated to finance research collaboration over a period of up to five years with specialist colleagues in Germany. The 11 award winners were selected from a total of 72 nominees from 22 countries.
D. Mark Possanza, University of Pittsburgh, will be the 2015-16 Frank H. Kenan Fellow at the National Humanities Center; his project is Fragmentary Republican Latin, vol. VIII, “Lyric, Elegiac and Hexameter Poetry” which will be published in the Loeb Classical Library.