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Caryatids on the Porch of the Maidens of the Erechtheion on the Akropolis in Athens, Greece.






Summer funding & outside awards

The department offers a small number of grants to assist undergraduate majors and graduate students who wish to participate in study abroad and summer programs in the classics. Various outside funding sources are also available. Both undergraduates and graduate M.A. candidates are encouraged to seek outside funding whenever possible.

Note: All students should consult with faculty in the department before applying to field schools, excavations, or summer study-travel programs. For specific advice on excavations in the Mediterranean region, contact Professors Ryan Boehm (Israel, Greece), Allison Emmerson (Pompeii, Italy), Susann Lusnia (Italy), or Emilia Oddo (Crete, Greece).

Internal funding

The Tulane Department of Classical Studies gives grants, typically ranging from $500 to $1500, to qualified Tulane undergraduate majors and graduate students in its department to help defray expenses associated with summer research or study in programs deemed appropriate by the department. To apply for such a grant, students should send a letter, outlining the project or program and a budget, to the Undergraduate Advisor. See our guidelines for department summer grant applications.

External funding

Minority Scholarship in Classics and Classical Archaeology
The Committee on Minority Scholarships of the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) invites applications from minority undergraduate students for a scholarship to be awarded each summer. The purpose of the scholarship is to further studentsí preparation in classics or classical archaeology with opportunities not available during the school year. Eligible proposals might include (but are not limited to) participation in classical summer programs or field schools in Italy, Greece, Egypt, etc., or language training at institutions in the U.S, Canada, or Europe. The maximum amount of the award will be $4,500.

Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship
This scholarship awarded by the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) provides $1000 to help pay expenses associated with participation in an archaeological field work project (minimum stay one month).The Waldbaum Scholarship is awarded to junior and senior undergraduates and first-year graduate students only. The deadline is usually March 1, but check the AIA website for up-to-date information on scholarship amounts and deadlines.


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