Research & Travel
In addition to summer support provided by the Graduate School, the department is fortunate to be able to offer fellowships for short and long-term study. Many of our students have taken advantage of such grants, most commonly to study at the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Funds are also available to provide summer traveling fellowships in classics or classical studies to Italy, Greece, and the eastern Mediterranean for dissertation research. Students are required to apply for funding via the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) system. The deadline for applying to the department is March 31.
The Group for the Study of Late Antiquity strongly supports research on the first millennium of the Common Era in Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Near East. The city of Rome is the attraction for most classicists. Recently, grants have also supported summer language study here and abroad, and some have funded child care.
Dissertation students are encouraged to apply for special fellowships overseas and are strongly supported by the Department. In recent years our students have held fellowships at the American Academy in Rome and the American School in Athens, West German Government (DAAD) fellowships in Cologne and Tübingen, a Fulbright Fellowship in Ankara, a Lady Davis Fellowship in Jerusalem, and a Hyde Fellowship at Oxford. There are also opportunities to spend a semester or a year at another American university, such as Harvard or the University of California-Berkeley.