Awards and Fellowships

By Renie Plonski | December 9, 2015

Updated January 2, 2016

The Society for Classical Studies will present the following awards at the Plenary Session of its 147th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Click on the link in or to the right of each winner’s name to read the award citations.  Citations for the Precollegiate Teaching Award will follow shortly.

President’s Award (honors an individual, group, or organization outside of the Classics profession that has made significant contributions to advancing public appreciation and awareness of Classical antiquity). 

Eric Hewett and Jason Pedicone for the Paideia Institute.

Distinguished Service Award (occasional rather than annual awards to recognize extraordinary service to the profession of classics and the Society for Classical Studies)

By Adam Blistein | December 7, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) invites applications for the 2016 round of the Public Scholar Program, which is intended to support well-researched books in the humanities that have been conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through the Public Scholar Program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should present significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.

By Adam Blistein | November 19, 2015

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for the 2016 Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, each fellowship includes a $25,000 stipend as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers for up to $3500 in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees.

Winners of the Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are also expected to participate in a number of professional development activities sponsored by the Council of European Studies for the benefit of its fellows and designed to support early career development.

Eligibility: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focused on topics in European Studies. To be eligible for the award each applicant:

By Adam Blistein | November 19, 2015

The Council for European Studies (CES) invites eligible graduate students to apply for its 2016 Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships. Each fellowship includes a $4,000 stipend, travel support for attending and presenting at the International Conference of Europeanists, and the opportunity to publish in Perspectives on Europe, a semi-annual journal of the Council for European Studies.

Eligibility: CES Pre-Dissertation Research Fellowships are intended to fund fellows’ first research project in Europe. Those who have already engaged in extensive field work in Europe are not eligible. Likewise, applicants must be in the early, exploratory stage of their research. All application materials due by January 16, 2016.

For more information, visit our www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org.

By Adam Blistein | November 19, 2015

The Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for graduate students in the history of philosophy.  Made possible by the generosity of Jan’s children and their families, this annual award of up to $4000 is intended to further the research of a graduate student enrolled and resident in a North American Ph.D. program and working on a dissertation in the history of philosophy (all periods).  The prize will be given to fund either:

By Adam Blistein | November 19, 2015

Sponsored by the Journal of the History of Philosophy, these fellowships are in recognition of the scholarship and generous support that two of the founding members of the JHP Board of Directors have given to the journal: Paul Oskar Kristeller (one of the founding directors of JHP and renowned Renaissance scholar) and Richard Popkin (first editor of JHP and noted historian of skepticism).

Two awards of up to $4000 (depending upon the project budget) are offered annually to young scholars in the history of philosophy to defray expenses while travelling to do research. It is expected that the award would normally cover at least 10 days of research. Applicants must have received their Ph.Ds but may not have received them more than six years prior to applying. Applicants who do not receive awards in one year’s competition are invited to apply in successive years.

By Adam Blistein | November 4, 2015

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has a new grant program designed to inspire innovative models of doctoral education in the humanities that incorporate broader career preparation for PhD candidates.

Data collected by the Humanities Indicators project show that humanities PhDs pursue careers in many different professions, both inside and outside academia. Yet most humanities PhD programs in the United States still prepare students primarily for tenure-track positions at colleges and universities—positions that are increasingly in short supply.

By Adam Blistein | October 13, 2015

The Research Project on Theories of Causation and Human Agency in Ancient Greek Philosophy announces three (3) postdoctoral positions in the Philosophy Department, University of São Paulo, in the following areas:

  • Plato's Philosophy
  • Aristotle's Philosophy
  • Hellenistic Philosophy

The fellowships initially carry a two-year term, but they are renewable twice for one additional year, beginning in March 2016 (with start date negotiable). Each Fellow will be a Post-Doctorate member of the Department of Philosophy, and will join the research activities of the Research Project (research seminars, conferences, meetings). These fellowships correspond to a research position, with no teaching responsibilities attached. They are sponsored by FAPESP. Chosen candidates will earn R$6,143.40 (Brazilian currency) per month, tax free.

By Adam Blistein | October 13, 2015

The Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and includes a $25,000 stipend, as well as assistance in securing reimbursements or waivers in eligible health insurance and candidacy fees. Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are intended to facilitate the timely completion of the doctoral degree by late-stage graduate students focusing on topics in European Studies in the humanities.

Applications are due (along with all supporting materials) on or before January 26, 2016.   For more information, visit: http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion.

By Adam Blistein | September 25, 2015

Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year.  The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.  Applications must be submitted by April 15 for residencies between July and December of the same year, or by November 15 for residencies between January and June of the following year.

Applicants are asked to provide:

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