Awards and Fellowships

By Erik Shell | December 2, 2016

John Cabot University is pleased to announce the inauguration of its new Master of Arts in Art History in Fall semester 2017. Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the degree is the first US-accredited MA in the history of art based entirely in Rome. The program can be completed in approximately fifteen months of full-time study. 

Designed to immerse students in the wealth of art, architecture, and art-historical documentation available in Rome and in Italy, the curriculum has a dual emphasis: the visual cultures of Rome and the Mediterranean across time; and the acquisition of technical skills for conducting art-historical research directly from the primary record. For further information about the faculty, curriculum, and application requirements, please see this page.

By Erik Shell | October 4, 2016


The Hill Museum & Manuscript Library
Saint John’s University
Collegeville, Minnesota  56321

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. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.

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.

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.


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