General Funding Resources


General Funding Resources

Doctoral students in the Department of Classics are awarded a five-year fellowship that includes a stipend, full tuition, and health insurance coverage. Students may also apply for research and travel funds.

Funding and Aid in the First 5 Years

For doctoral students starting the program in 2015–16, the stipend and teaching remuneration was $24,000 over 9 months. Additional summer funds of $3,000 are available up to four times prior to the fifth year in the program.

Funding and Aid in the Dissertation Stage

After the five-year Division of the Humanities fellowship, doctoral students receive tuition aid, health insurance coverage, and have access to research and conference travel grants. Many students also receive a final year of fellowship (also called a sixth year of funding or Dissertation Completion Fellowship) as they finish writing the dissertation.

Additional Funding Sources

Fellowships from public or private agencies can enhance a student’s overall financial support and applicants are encouraged to explore all funding opportunities available to them.

 

Humanities Division Fellowships

The Division of the Humanities http://humanities.uchicago.edu/students/financial-aid/travel-grants provides information on a series of grants and fellowships. If you plan to attend or participate in a conference, or if you plan a research stay in this country or abroad, please consider first the many options that are offered by the Division.

Among these options, pay special attention to the Ryerson Fellowship in Archeology Travel/Conference Grant. If you apply for a Ryerson Fellowship, please send a copy of your application to the secretary of the department (see also below under Boyer Fellowship).

If you choose to apply for a Boyer Fellowship (below), you must also apply for a Ryerson Fellowship.

 

Graduate Council Fellowships

The Graduate Council http://sg.uchicago.edu/travel-fund// also offers grants to subsidize cost of transportation and conference registration fees for students who are attending academic conferences and professional meetings.

 

Departmental Fellowships

The Department of Classics also offers various travel and research fellowships. All applications to departmental fellowships should be sent to the Administrative Assistant of the Classics Department. In general, payments will be made in a single batch at the end of each term. Thus you are encouraged to apply early enough to make sure you get your funding in time. Please contact the Administrative Assistant of the Department if, in exceptional circumstances, you should need to receive payment before the end of the term.

Ephron Research Scholarship

Graduate students in Classics of good academic standing may apply for Ephron Research Scholarships. These scholarships are available to two kinds of candidates: (1) advanced students, who are beyond the regular five-year funding arrangement and who do not have a dissertation fellowship or equivalent source of funding, can apply for grants of up to $8,000 to cover shortfalls in stipend funding; (2) students in their first five years can apply for research-related expenses for grants of up to $2,000. Formal proposals are due on April 1 of each year for use in the following summer or academic year. However, proposals will also be considered on a rolling basis in the event that a proposal cannot be submitted by this deadline.

Students are asked to submit a letter of application and a CV, together with a list of funding (including the name of fund and amount) received previously at the University of Chicago and expected or sought for the coming year. The letter of application should request a specific amount and explain why this amount is needed. Thesis advisers are asked to send a short note to the secretary of the Department, commenting on the student’s progress on the dissertation. 

Deadline: Rolling, but applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the period during which the award will be used.

Daniel Shorey Fellowship

The Daniel Shorey Fellowship is intended to fund travel by graduate students in the department of Classics for the purpose of studying the history, culture, or language of the classical world. Graduate students in Classics of good academic standing may apply for a Daniel Shorey Fellowship in order to participate in a departmental program abroad, to study at academic institutions outside the United States, or to facilitate research of their own that requires travel to sites of the Greco-Roman world.

Applications for amounts over $8,000 will also be considered in exceptional cases. Students are asked to submit a letter of application and a CV, together with a list of funding (including the name of fund and amount) received previously at the University of Chicago and expected or sought for the coming year. The letter of application should request a specific amount and explain why this amount is needed.

Deadline: Formal proposals for an amount up to $8,000 are due on April 1 of each year for use in the following summer or academic year. However, proposals will also be considered on a rolling basis in the event that a proposal cannot be submitted by this deadline.

Boyer Fellowship

The Boyer Fellowship is designed to enable selected students of the Classics Department “to travel abroad in order to gain firsthand knowledge of the people, monuments, inscriptions and manuscripts of the classical lands.” In order for one’s file to be taken into consideration, applicants must also apply for a Ryerson Fellowship http://humanities.uchicago.edu/students/financial-aid/travel-grants#travel in the Humanities Division. The deadline for submitting an application for a Boyer Fellowship is the same as that of the Ryerson Fellowship. Applicants need (1) to send a copy of their Ryerson Fellowship application to the secretary of the Department of Classics, and (2) to mention in a separate letter that they would like to apply for a Boyer Fellowship.

Deadline: The deadline is typically in late Winter.