Loyola University Chicago

Department of Classical Studies

Fellowships and Other Opportunities

With some work identifying appropriate opportunities and composing good applications, there are organizations that will support study in Classical disciplines - at Loyola, elsewhere in the U.S., and abroad, for undergraduate or for graduate studies. See individual fellowships in the lists below.

Loyola's Fellowship Office can support you in making applications for national and international scholarships and fellowships, and offers excellent advice. Please consult them as well as your advisors in Classical Studies. In addition, Loyola's Career Development Center maintains information about internships, and the Center for Experiential Learning can help with internships and undergraduate research programs.

Study Abroad - Undergraduate and Post-Baccalaureate

  • American Archaeology Abroad: Competitive award for an undergraduate student enrolled in an American college or university, majoring in archaeology or a related discipline, in order to help facilitate participation in an archaeological excavation abroad. Winning fellows are required to blog about their experience weekly on the AAA website and to submit a final report regarding their experience, suitable for publication on the website. More information about the Al and Margaret Cohen American Archaeology Abroad Fellowship from American Archaeology Abroad.
  • Athena Study Abroad sponsors programs in different locations, including Greece and Italy, open to second-year, third-year, and fourth-year college and university students, and offers several academic scholarships, global citizenship awards, and campus-based scholarships to students enrolled in one their programs. More information from Athena Abroad, specifically about their scholarships.
  • Theodore Bedrick Scholarship: Competitive award to an Eta Sigma Phi student, preferentially an undergraduate having sophomore or junior status during the current academic year, though alumni within 8 years from graduation who do not hold a doctorate also may apply; supports a tour in Italy (only) of the Vergilian Society Summer Tours. More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • CANE Alison Barker Travel Scholarship: Competitive award supporting educational travel to Classical sites, to an undergraduate who shows particular interest in the Classics; the travel in question must have specifically educational purposes, go to a site or sites bearing substantial physical evidence of the presence of ancient Greeks or Romans, and be organized by a Classics department or by a recognized and established institutional program of Classical studies such as the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies or the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. More information from the Classical Association of New England.
  • Center for Hellenic Studies, Cultural Internships in Greece: The Summer Internship Program (25 May-26 June 2015), sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Greece, brings together a group of American and Greek undergraduates for five weeks each summer in Nafplion where they work in teams for a variety of cultural institutions. Interns apply their academic experiences in practical settings while learning from each other and their supervisors. The program also emphasizes scholarly development and community service. The program includes an intensive course in Modern Greek designed to help them perform their responsibilities as interns more productively; it also provides help with airfare and a stipend for living expenses in Greece. For more information see the CHS Internship page.
  • CIEE: Programs sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange often include opportunities to study Classical Studies or even Latin; scholarships available competitively.
  • Davies-Jackson Fellowship: Competitive award for students with exceptional academic records who are among the first in their families to graduate from college to participate in a course of study at St. John's College at the University of Cambridge and earn a Cambridge B.A. (which is often regarded as the equivalent of a Master's degree in the U.S.). Eligible fields of study include Archaeology and Anthropology, Classics, and Modern and Medieval Languages; Loyola University Chicago is an eligible institution. Sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges; see their site for more information about the fellowship and links to information about individual programs.
  • Charles M. Edwards Scholarship: Competitive award to an outstanding applicant, normally an exceptional undergraduate, to participate in the Summer Sessions of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. More information from the ASCSA.
  • Eta Sigma Phi H. R. Butts Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology: Competitive award for Eta Sigma Phi students, preferentially undergraduates who have had not yet had experience in archaeological fieldwork, but experienced fieldworkers and graduate students are also welcome to apply. More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • Eta Sigma Phi Summer Travel Scholarships: Competitive awards for Eta Sigma Phi alumni who have received a bachelor's degree within eight years prior to application or are about to receive a bachelor's degree by 1 June of the current year, and who have not received a doctoral degree, to participate in the Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome or, by the Brent Malcolm Froberg Scholarship, in the Summer Session of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • John Felice Rome Center Scholarships: Generous alumni-benefactors have made it possible for Loyola's Rome Center to offer various awards exclusively for students currently enrolled in accredited, baccalaureate-granting U.S. institutions who will be studying abroad at the JFRC during a subsequent semester. Scholarship applicants will be considered for all awards listed for which they may be eligible, but a candidate will receive only one award from all those for which he or she is eligible. More information from Loyola's John Felice Rome Center.
  • Fulbright Fellowships: The largest U.S. international exchange program (sponsored by the U.S. Department of State), can support graduating seniors in virtually all fields to pursue research or teach for one year in a foreign country. More information from the Fellowship Office and from the official website of the Fulbright Program.
  • Gilman International Scholarship Program: Competitive awards for U.S. undergraduate students receiving Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university, to participate in study-abroad programs worldwide. More information from the Fellowship Office and from the website of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Eligible fields of study, among many others in the humanities, include Classical Civilization and Classical Studies.
  • Kenchreai Archaeological Field School: The Center for Hellenic Studies has collaborated with Sunoikisis to offer scholarships for 2 Harvard students and 1 Sunoikisis student for the archaeological school at Kenchreai, the port of Corinth in Greece. The scholarship will cover the cost of the program and a stipend to offset the costs of travel and incidentals. Last offered for summer 2014. More information from the Center for Hellenic Studies.
  • Marshall Scholarships: Competitive awards for recent graduates of undergraduate programs at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States, U.S. citizens, with a grade point average not less than 3.7, to pursue a course of study for two years at a British university. Potential fields of study are unrestricted. More information from the Fellowship Office and from the website of the Marshall Scholarships Program.
  • Arthur Patch McKinlay Scholarship: Competitive award for members of the American Classical League who are planning to teach Classics at the elementary through secondary school level for the 2011-2012 school year, to pursue a structured study program involving research or to attend the ACL Institute. More information from the American Classical League.
  • Mitchell Scholars Program: Competitive awards for applicants distinguished by academic excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment to service and community, to pursue one year of postgraduate study at an institution of higher learning in Ireland or North Ireland, in any discipline they offer; Classical Studies are embraced by many. More information from the Fellowship Office and from the website of the Mitchell Scholars Program.
  • Lionel Pearson Fellowship: Competitive awards for outstanding students majoring in Greek, Latin, Classics, or closely related fields at any American or Canadian college or university, to broaden and develop their knowledge of Greek and Latin literature in the original languages by undertaking a year of postgraduate study at an English or Scottish university. More information from the Society for Classical Studies.
  • Office of International Programs Loyola Faculty-Led J-Term and Summer Study-Abroad Programs: Awards for full-time enrolled Loyola undergraduates who have applied and been accepted to one of Loyola's J-Term and Summer Study-Abroad Programs. More information from Loyola's Office of International Programs.
  • Ricci Scholars Program: Competitive awards for high-achieving Loyola University Chicago sophomores who propose a compelling academic research project, to prepare for their experience at an introductory session in the sophomore year, divide the junior year between immersion experiences at the John Felice Rome Center in the fall semester and The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies in the spring semester, and finally return to the Chicago campuses in the senior year, complete their research projects, and present their work to the next group of Ricci Scholars. Apply during the Fall semester of the sophomore year. More information about the Ricci Scholars Program, and Program Brochure, from Loyola's Office for International Programs.
  • SCS Minority Scholarship Program: Competitive awards for minority undergraduate students to further their preparation for graduate study in Classics or Classical archaeology, by summer work. Eligible proposals might include, but are not limited to, participation in summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. More information from the Society for Classical Studies.
  • Study Abroad Greece: The website Study Abroad Greece offers indexes of American University Abroad programs and Major International Study Abroad Programs, with links to specific offerings.
  • Waldbaum Field School Scholarship: Competitive awards for third-year and fourth-year undergraduate students and first-year graduate students who are currently enrolled in a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Students majoring in archaeology or related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply. More information from the Archaeological Institute of America.

Summer Study - U.S. or Abroad

  • ACL Scholarships: The American Classical League offers two different scholarships to members, including undergraduate or graduate Classics majors planning to teach at the elementary through college level, that can be used to support first-time attendance at the ACL Institute: the Arthur Patch McKinlay Scholarship and the Ed Phinney Commemorative Scholarship. More information from the American Classical League.
  • ASCSA Summer Session Scholarships: The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers a limited number of scholarships toward attending their Summer Session in Athens, Greece. More information from the ASCSA.
  • Theodore Bedrick Scholarship: Competitive award to an Eta Sigma Phi student, preferentially an undergraduate having sophomore or junior status during the current academic year, though alumni within 8 years from graduation who do not hold a doctorate also may apply; supports a tour in Italy (only) of the Vergilian Society Summer Tours). More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • Center for Hellenic Studies, Cultural Internships in Greece: The Summer Internship Program (25 May-26 June 2015), sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Greece, brings together a group of American and Greek undergraduates for five weeks each summer in Nafplion where they work in teams for a variety of cultural institutions. Interns apply their academic experiences in practical settings while learning from each other and their supervisors. The program also emphasizes scholarly development and community service. The program includes an intensive course in Modern Greek designed to help them perform their responsibilities as interns more productively; it also provides help with airfare and a stipend for living expenses in Greece. For more information see the CHS Internship page.
  • Charles M. Edwards Scholarship: Competitive award to an outstanding applicant, normally an exceptional undergraduate, to participate in the Summer Sessions of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. More information from the ASCSA.
  • Eta Sigma Phi H. R. Butts Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology: Competitive award for Eta Sigma Phi students, preferentially undergraduates who have had not yet had experience in archaeological fieldwork, but experienced fieldworkers and graduate students are also welcome to apply. More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • Eta Sigma Phi Summer Travel Scholarships: Competitive awards for Eta Sigma Phi alumni who have received a bachelor's degree within eight years prior to application or are about to receive a bachelor's degree by 1 June of the current year, and who have not received a doctoral degree, to participate in the Classical Summer School of the American Academy in Rome or, by the Brent Malcolm Froberg Scholarship, in the Summer Session of the American School for Classical Studies at Athens. More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • Kenchreai Archaeological Field School: The Center for Hellenic Studies has collaborated with Sunoikisis to offer scholarships for 2 Harvard students and 1 Sunoikisis student for the archaeological school at Kenchreai, the port of Corinth in Greece. The scholarship will cover the cost of the program and a stipend to offset the costs of travel and incidentals. Last awarded summer 2014. More information from the Center for Hellenic Studies.
  • LUROP Provost Fellowships: Competitive awards for Loyola University Chicago undergraduate students to gain research experience by working closely with faculty mentors in the areas of the faculty mentors' scholarship. Summer and academic-year programs are available. More information from the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
  • Office of International Programs Loyola Faculty-Led J-Term and Summer Study-Abroad Programs: Awards for full-time enrolled Loyola undergraduates who have applied and been accepted to one of Loyola's J-Term and Summer Study-Abroad Programs. More information from Loyola's Office of International Programs.
  • SCS Minority Scholarship Program: Competitive awards for minority undergraduate students to further their preparation for graduate study in Classics or Classical archaeology, by summer work. Eligible proposals might include, but are not limited to, participation in summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. More information from the Society for Classical Studies.

Teacher Training

  • ACL Scholarships: The American Classical League offers two different scholarships to members, including undergraduate or graduate Classics majors planning to teach at the elementary through college level, that can be used to support first-time attendance at the ACL Institute: the Arthur Patch McKinlay Scholarship and the Ed Phinney Commemorative Scholarship. More information from the American Classical League.
  • Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship: Competitive award for exceptionally able candidates to complete a yearlong master’s program at one of four of the nation’s top teacher education programs - Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, or the University of Washington. In exchange, the candidates must agree to teach for three years in high-need secondary schools. During these first three years in the classroom, Fellows receive intensive on-site mentoring and support. More information from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
  • Eta Sigma Phi Bernice L. Fox Teacher Training Scholarship: Competitive award for Eta Sigma Phi members who are now teaching or preparing to teach at the pre-collegiate level, who have received a bachelor's degree within the last ten years or who expect to receive it before the summer of the current academic year, and who have not received a doctoral degree; to support summer activity contributing to the recipient's preparation for teaching (e.g., American Classical League Institute or university courses leading to certification). More information from Eta Sigma Phi.
  • Maureen V. O'Donnell / Eunice E. Kraft Teacher Training Scholarships: Competitive award for members of the American Classical League, including undergraduate or graduate Classics majors planning to teach at the elementary through college level, to help defray expenses associated with teacher-training. Candidates must have completed a substantial part of the courses leading toward certification and be enrolled for classes required for Latin certification and including at least in part classes in methodology and/or curriculum development. More information from the American Classical League.
  • Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award: Designed to provide some financial assistance to those who wish to obtain certification to teach Latin at the primary through the secondary level, whether the specific courses are needed in Latin or in Education. Link with on-line application form at the website of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South. 2015 deadline is 30 January.
  • Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award: Competitive award in support of coursework toward Latin teacher certification. The award is granted by the Society for Classical Studies, but membership in the Association is not required to apply. More information from the Society for Classical Studies.
  • Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color: Competitive award of grants and financial assistance supporting summer project, graduate school, and loan repayments, so as to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as K-12 public school teachers and administrators. More information from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

Undergraduate Study

  • Josephine De Karman Fellowships: Competitive award for senior-level undergraduates and for doctoral candidates who will complete their degree in the coming year, currently enrolled in a college or university within the United States. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship. The competition is open to students in any discipline, but special consideration will be given to applicants in the humanities. More information from the Josephine De Karman Fellowship Trust.
  • LUROP Provost Fellowships: Competitive awards for Loyola University Chicago undergraduate students to gain research experience by working closely with faculty mentors in the areas of the faculty mentors' scholarship. Summer and academic-year programs are available. More information from the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program.
  • Carroll and Adelaide Johnson Fellowship: Competitive awards for Loyola University Chicago undergraduate students to conduct global interdisciplinary research focused on women and leadership, aimed at major concerns of the modern world and solutions, working with faculty and external mentors, in the students' junior and senior years. Apply through the Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program during the sophomore year. More information from the Gannon Center for Women and Leadership.
  • PanHellenic Scholarship Awards: Competitive awards for U.S. students of Hellenic descent currently pursuing an undergraduate degree. PanHellenic Awards are offered to undergraduate students who are selected based, first and foremost, on academic merit. In addition to the scholarship itself, awardees receive induction to the PanHellenic Honors Society as distinguished lifetime members. Grant Awards are given to students who apply on the basis of financial need; Merit Awards are given to students who apply on the basis of merit only and not financial need. More information from the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation.
  • Ramonat Seminar in American Catholic History and Culture: The Ramonat Seminar is a yearlong, six-credit interdisciplinary seminar which allows students to combine an intensive classroom experience in the fall semester with an independent research project in the spring semester. Unlike standard undergraduate courses, this seminar provides promising students, who will be named Ramonat Scholars, with resources for research, travel, and even publication in digital and print formats, all aimed at their general professional development. The seminar is open to qualified undergraduate students in all disciplines and schools.  It is cross-listed in History, Catholic Studies, and Theology. Information about the 2015-16 seminar, "Immigrant Catholics and the Making of Nineteenth-Century Chicago," is available here. Application deadline April 1, 2015.
  • Rudis Fellowship in Comparative Constitutions: Recipients of the Anthony and Mary Rudis Research Scholarship will write a research paper during the academic year, under the guidance of a faculty member in the Department of History or the Department of Political Science, concerning comparative study of constitutions. The purpose of the paper is to develop an understanding of the historical and political definition of constitutional rights, concentrating on the ways in which societies secure, or fail to secure, the rights of their citizens. For more information, please contact Dr. Peter Schraeder in the Department of Political Science; apply through LUROP.
  • Manson A. Stewart Scholarships: Competitive award for a second-year or third-year undergraduate Classics major at a college or university with membership in the Classical Association of the Middle West and South, nominated by an individual member of CAMWS, to support study the following third year or fourth year on condition of its including at least two courses in Latin or in ancient Greek. More information from CAMWS.
  • Martin J. Svalgic Humanities Scholarship: Two $2,500 per year scholarships will be awarded to qualified new freshman or transfer students who have been admitted into one the following areas in the humanities: Classical Studies, Communication, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Journalism, Mondern Languages, Philosophy, Theology, or Theatre. Prospective candidates must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. New Freshman must have a 26 ACT or 1170 SAT and be admitted to Loyola prior to February 1, 2015. Qualified applicants must complete and submit this application by March 2, 2015. The recipients will be notified by April 3, 2015. See further the page of Other Scholarships at the website of Loyola's Financial Aid Office.

Graduate Study

  • A.G. Leventis Foundation: Funding has been provided in past years for up to twelve students to attend the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
  • ARCS Fellowships: ARCS offers fellowships to pre-doctoral and postdoctoral scholars based at American universities as well as scholarships and travel awards for Bulgarian PhD students and young postdoctoral scholars. The annual Gipson Dissertation Publication award enables a young Bulgarian postdoctoral student to publish her/his dissertation in English. There is also an annual competition for collaborative archaeology projects in Bulgaria (ICAB) as well as for site preservation, conservation and museum enhancement (SPCME) in Bulgaria. More information from the American Research Center in Sofia.
  • ASCSA Associate Member Fellowships: A number of fellowships are available for graduate students for study at the American School of Classical Athens, which vary based on length of stay and research project. More information from the ASCSA.
  • ASCSA Regular Member Fellowships: Up to thirteen fellowships are available for participation in the Regular Program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Fellowships provide a stipend, room and board at Loring Hall on the School Grounds, and a waiver of School fees.
  • Elizabeth Bartman Museum Internship Fund: This scholarship was established in honor of AIA Past President Elizabeth Bartman to assist graduate students or those who have recently completed a master’s degree with the expenses associated with participating in a museum internship either in the United States or abroad.
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship Program: Competitive awards for U.S. citizen and U.S. national members of specific groups "whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding," to pursue doctoral studies in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs; Classics is included under Languages and Archaeology under Anthropology. (The Ford Foundation also grants post-doctoral fellowships, in a separate competition.) More information from the Fellowship Office and from the Ford Foundation.
  • Graduate Student Travel Award from the Archaeological Institute of America: These grants from the AIA assist graduate students presenting papers at the AIA Annual Meeting with their travel expenses.
  • Javits Fellowship Program: Competitive award for U.S. citizen students of exceptional ability, as demonstrated by their achievements and exceptional promise, to undertake doctoral or MFA study in selected fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences; Classics and Archaeology are included. More information from the Fellowship Office and from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Many universities offer scholarships and other forms of aid to students enrolled in their graduate programs. Be sure to seek information from each school you consider.

Other Opportunities: Undergraduate Prize Competitions    

  • Departmental awards include the Fr. Matt Creighton, S.J., Undergraduate Essay Contest and the Edwin P. Menes Translation Contest, whose names honor retired members of the Department's faculty.
  • The Phyllis B. Katz Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, sponsored by the Classical Association of New England, honors research by an undergraduate Classicist into some aspect of ancient Mediterranean languages, literature, history or culture. The winning paper will be read by the prize-winner during the Annual Meeting of CANE. The author will receive an award of $200, free registration for the meeting and the cost of hotel accommodations if needed. A submitted paper must be the student's own work and represent research conducted by the student as an undergraduate, although it may be submitted for consideration the year following completion of a bachelor’s degree. As a research paper, it must include proper citations and bibliography. It should display both command of the subject matter and some clear or unique assessment of the topic by its author. It should be of suitable length to be delivered orally in 15 minutes. The deadline for submission is February 15th.
  • Loyola University Libraries Undergraduate Research Paper Award: a cross-disciplinary panel of librarians, members of the Friends of the Libraries, and Loyola faculty members will recognize original research papers in any discipline for excellence in research, provided they are the work of currently enrolled Loyola undergraduates researching and writing within the context of undergraduate courses at Loyola. The award commends not only the papers themselves, but also the research process the students follow and their ability to articulate their experience conducting research. The deadline for submission of application materials relating to a research paper written within calendar year 2015 is 11 March 2016. For more information please consult the instructions at Loyola University Libraries or direct questions to Librarian Paul Voelker or Stephen Macksey.
  • The Ristow Prize, sponsored by the Washington Map Society, annually recognizes academic achievement in the History of Cartography and honors the late Dr. Walter W. Ristow, former chief of the Geography & Map Division, Library of Congress. The competition seeks research papers in the field of the history of cartography, completed in fulfilment of coursework requirements. All papers must be in English, documented in a style selected by the author, and not in excess of 7500 words. Papers entered for the Ristow Prize may have been previously presented at academic symposia or entered in other competitions. They must not, however, have been published, selected for publication, or be in consideration for publication at the time of entry. Submissions are welcome from full or part-time undergraduate, graduate, and first-year postdoctoral students attending accredited colleges and universities anywhere in the world. Mail to Evelyn Edson, Ristow Prize Chair, 268 Springtree Lane, Scottsville VA 24590-9511, USA, postmarked no later than 1 June of the contest year. For further information see the link above or e-mail eedson@pvcc.edu.
  • The Maurine Dallas Watkins Translation Contests, sponsored by Eta Sigma Phi, are held in Advanced and Intermediate levels in Classical Greek, in Koine Greek, and Advanced and Intermediate levels in Latin, all translating from the original language, and in Latin Prose Composition. Purses for the Advanced levels and Composition are $100 first place, $75 second place, and $50 third place; Intermediate levels $75, $50, and $40. Up to three students enrolled in language classes at a college or university which has a chapter (not necessarily only initiates) may represent the school in each contest. The Faculty Adviser of the local chapter will coordinate contest examinations with the national Society; requests are due in early February each year.

Other Opportunities: Undergraduate Conferences and Conferences Open to Undergraduates    

  • Annual Meeting of the Classical Association of New England: Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and interested persons in other professions, will be invited to propose papers presenting their research on topics related to Classical Studies; in particular, CANE sponsors the Phyllis B. Katz Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (see above under Undergraduate Prize Competitions) for undergraduate participants. The Call for Papers is announced each fall in advance of the spring meeting.
  • Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium: CAURS convenes each spring. Undergraduate students from the Chicagoland area and all academic disciplines come together to present their research and explore work being done by other students. Submissions are welcome for both oral and poster presentations.
  • Annual Meeting of the Illinois Classical Conference: Convenes each fall. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as elementary, secondary, and post-secondary educators and interested persons in other professions, will be invited to propose 15-20 minute papers presenting their research on topics related to Classical Studies; students of institutional members of the ICC who are selected to present will have registration fees waived. The Call for Papers will be made available in the preceding spring.
  • LUROP Travel Grants: The Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program offers a limited number of competitive travel grants to offset costs for students who are presenting their research at conferences or professional meetings. Follow the link in the heading for additional information and application form.
  • Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium: Students from all Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program programs will participate in the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium. This symposium allows students to showcase their research as they would at a professional conference. Students display the results of their study on posters and answer questions posed by attendees, including Loyola faculty, staff and other students. All students interested in presenting their work, whether through poster session, oral session, or community engagement forum, should register at the Symposium website. Guidelines are available for downloading at the Symposium website, also, together with signup links for the different kinds of presentation workshops, which are strongly recommended.
  • Miami University Ohio Department of Classics, holds an Annual Undergraduate Classics Conference each spring. Undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract of their work in Classical Studies in order to present a 15-minute paper at the conference; all topics of Classical scholarship are welcome. The deadline for submission of abstracts is usually in January: see guidelines at the link for the conference.
  • Purdue University Calumet, Annual Clement S. Stacy Memorial Undergraduate Research Conference: each spring. This conference brings together students and mentors from colleges and universities throughout the upper Midwest for lively presentation and discussion of significant research by undergraduate students in the fields of Anthropology, American History, American Literature, American Studies, Communication Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, English and US Literature, Ethnic Studies, Feminist Literature, Foreign Language Studies, Humanities, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Rhetoric, Sociology, Women's Studies, World History, and World Literature.
  • Sunoikisis Symposium: 2015 Undergraduate Research Conference, 5-6 March 2015, sponsored by the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) in Washington, D.C. Undergraduates wishing to present their work on Greek comedy or Latin Literature of the Late Republic and interact with their peers and faculty at a national meeting, should submit abstracts (250 words) vetted by their faculty mentor, along with the mentor's contact information, to the Sunoikisis Symposium's online application form, by Friday, 19 December 2014. The CHS will contact faculty mentors for recommendations following abstract submission. A committee of scholars will review the abstracts and recommendations and select participants for the symposium. Students' final papers and videos of their presentations will be published in the online Sunoikisis Undergraduate Research Journal. Because the articles begin and evolve in a digital medium, they can incorporate a wide variety of materials, including images, videos, links to other online resources, and other types of data.

Other Opportunities: Undergraduate Research Publications    

  • Many undergraduate journals invite contributions only from their own college or university, but others are more open. Some are specific to one discipline and others are more various. Browse to see what venues look likeliest to be hospitable to your project.
  • Sunoikisis: Undergraduate Research Journal in Classics: a peer-reviewed online journal. Sunoikisis is a national consortium of Classics programs, associated with Harvard University's Center for Hellenic Studies. Since 1999, Sunoikisis has yielded new collaborative and interdisciplinary paradigms of learning in the liberal arts for the 21st century.
  • Index of Undergraduate Journals and Publications, in various fields, maintained by the Council on Undergraduate Research: Learning through Research.
  • Index of American and International Undergraduate Journals, in various fields, maintained by the Berkeley Undergraduate Journal.

Other Opportunities: Internships    

  • Loyola's Career Development Center maintains information about internships, and the Center for Experiential Learning can also help with internships.
  • American School of Classical Studies at Athens (Princeton office) Internships in Non-Profit Administration; Development, Marketing, and Event Planning; and Archives: The American School, the preeminent overseas research institution devoted to the advanced study of all aspects of Greek culture from antiquity to the present day, offers a number of short-term unpaid internships throughout the year. At the U.S. office in Princeton, N.J., internships are available in non-profit administration; development, marketing, and event planning; and archives. Interns will assist staff with the various duties of managing an overseas educational and research center. Qualified applicants will be advanced undergraduates or recent graduates with a major or degree in a field related to the School's academic areas, such as Classics, Ancient History, Art History, Archaeology, Modern Greek Studies, Marketing or Communication. An interest in pursuing a career in non-profit administration, development or marketing is desirable. Excellent communications skills, both written and oral, are required. To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter defining your interest in the position and how it would assist you in your future career plans, by post or email. More information about the ASCSA is available on their website, http://www.ascsa.edu.gr; the terms of the internships and details of the application process are posted at Positions at the ASCSA.
  • Center for Hellenic Studies Internships: Student-interns will work in Washington, D.C., 1 June - 1 August 2015, on projects related to Publications and to Fellowships and Curricular Development at a major research center for study of the Greek world, associated with Harvard University. Interns will work approximately 270 hours over the course of the summer and receive $12.00 per hour. The work schedule is relatively flexible and provides ample opportunity to see Washington, D.C. The CHS will provide fully furnished housing on-campus and MacBooks with all necessary software for interns to use during their time at the CHS. The on-line application form is available at the CHS Internship page. More information.
  • The Field Museum: The Field Museum offers a variety of opportunities throughout the museum. Current internships and application process are available at their internship page.
  • The National Hellenic Museum: Internships in collections management, education, and library & archives are available each semester at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago. Descriptions and further information on their internship page.

Other Opportunities: Workshops    

  • 2016 Information Fluency in Classics: a Workshop for Undergraduates: 12-21 July 2016. The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC offers a workshop to introduce undergraduates to important sources of information for the study of classics and develop their ability to access, evaluate, and manage resources in a variety of formats. Workshop participants will also explore the broader landscape of scholarly communication and how it is currently evolving. As a practical application of their information fluency in classical studies, the participants will develop research guides for use by other undergraduates in a variety of academic contexts. Over the course of the workshop, students planning to write a senior thesis in the fall or considering library science as a career option will learn skills essential for any researcher or librarian. Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors majoring in Classics, Classical Studies, or related fields. They should have at least some college-level research experience and be planning to write senior/honors theses. The application deadline is Friday, 1 May 2016. More information, including a link to the on-line application form.

Other Opportunities: Archaeological Excavations and On-Site Programs

  • The American School of Classical Studies at Athens: The ASCSA runs several programs on-site in Athens, both summer and full year.
  • Arcadia University: Arcadia's study abroad programs often include summer excavations for course credit. In Syracuse, Sicily, Roman catacombs are being excavated in partnership with the Vatican.
  • Excavations at the Athenian Agora: Eight-week excavation at the ancient Agora, Athens. Application due mid-December.
  • College Year in Athens: CYA organizes a fieldschool at Despotiko, Greece, for academic credit.
  • Greek Studies On Site: In collaboration with the Norwegian Institute at Athens, Greek Studies On Site runs several short term courses in the summer covering aspects of Greek literature and culture.
  • Institute for Field Research: The IFR oversees several archaeological fieldschools worldwide, including Greece and Italy.
  • International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies: IIRPS-Athens organizes summer programs that offer instruction in cultural heritage and the work being undertaken to preserve ancient Athens.
  • San Gemini Preservation Program: Located in San Gemini, Italy, this program offers a variety of courses in archaeological ceramics, building restoration, and other aspects of object and site conservation.
  • A few organizations compile information about archaeological excavations and fieldschools looking for participants. Search these sites for more opportunities.

This page revised 12 February 2016 by lgawlinski@luc.edu.