Awards and Fellowships

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

By Renie Plonski | June 20, 2016


Residential Fellowships 2017-18

By Renie Plonski | June 20, 2016

The Institute for Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Literature at University of
Cologne invites applications for a Ph.D. position with a weekly working time of 29,87 hours (75% position)
in the interdisciplinary research project “Ancient representations in North Africa as forms of
Late Antique and postcolonial knowledge production.”  Initial contract is limited for 3 years.
Starting time will be October 01, 2016. The salary is based on the German E13 TV-L scale
if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.

By Renie Plonski | June 10, 2016

The Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of Classics at Monmouth College

Topic: A Figure from Classical History, Literature, or Mythology as the Next President of the United States

Make a pitch for a classical figure as president, or depict that person acting as president or on the campaign trail.

This contest is open to any student enrolled full-time in high school during the current school year. An award of $250.00 will be given to the author of the best entry written in English on the specified theme. The entry may be an essay, a short story, a play, a poem, or any original literary work.

By Renie Plonski | June 9, 2016

The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering two fellowships in humanities related fields:

Kingdon Fellowship

By Adam Blistein | April 29, 2016

The Council for European Studies (CES) is calling for nominations for its European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize. This prize honors the best advanced research paper on any subject in European Studies written as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one in the Humanities and one in the Social Sciences.

A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive $500 and public recognition on the Council’s website and in its newsletter.

The nomination period opens November 2, 2015 and closes May 30, 2016. Prize winners will be announced in November 2016.

For more information about this Call for Nominations, including detailed eligibility guidelines, please visit

By Adam Blistein | April 29, 2016

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 18 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.


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