Awards and Fellowships

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. Two spots are also reserved for full-time graduate students who intend to become pre-collegiate teachers. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2,700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee). The application deadline is March 1.

By Adam Blistein | February 10, 2016

The Paris Institute for Advanced Study welcomes applications from high level international scholars and scientists in the fields of the humanities, the social sciences and related fields for periods of five or nine months, during the academic year 2017-2018.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 1st, 2016, 3:00pm (Paris, France time)

Applicants may request residencies for one of the following periods:

September 1st, 2017 to January 31st, 2018 (5 months)
October 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018 (9 months)
February 1st to June 30th, 2018 (5 months)

Researchers from all countries are eligible.  Applicants who have spent more than a total of 12 months in France during the 3 years prior to the application are not eligible.  This call for applications is open to:

By Adam Blistein | January 28, 2016

The Society is pleased to announce a new fellowship competition supported by contributions to the Gateway Campaign for Classics by the Friends of Ludwig Koenen and matching funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Koenen Fellowships will support training in papyrology for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured faculty.  Awards in 2016 will be a minimum of $600 and a maximum of $1,800.  See instructions for applications - which are due on April 1, 2016, here.

By Adam Blistein | January 23, 2016

Thanks to generous continued funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento.

By Adam Blistein | January 15, 2016

The UCLA Department of Classics is pleased to announce the third and final year of a grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preparation and training of young scholars in post-classical Latin for graduate programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

By Adam Blistein | January 12, 2016
The ACLS is pleased to announce the roster of host organizations for the sixth annual ACLS Public Fellows competition. In 2016, the program will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at the nonprofits and government agencies listed below. Public Fellows will participate in the core work of these partner organizations while benefiting from professional mentoring and other career building opportunities. The fellowship carries a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance and $3,000 toward professional development activities.
 
By Adam Blistein | January 2, 2016

I am pleased to report that Dr. Brandtly Jones of St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville, Virginia, will receive the 2015 Precollegiate Teaching Award.  His citation is posted here.  Recipients of other awards to be presented at the Plenary Session in San Francisco were announced earlier.

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:

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