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Travel and Research Grants

Jacob Kovacs-Goodman (BAH, 2013) troweling at the Gabii Field Project.

Students have been awarded funding for a variety of proposals, including:

  • Honors thesis research/Independent research trips
  • Contextual coursework (e.g. study abroad courses in Greece)
  • Intensive Language programs for Latin or Ancient Greek
  • Archaeological dig participation
  • Undergraduate Classics conferences

Students seeking archaeological dig experience should inquire for opportunities through the Classics Department and the Stanford Archaeology Center ( Students who would like to construct an independent travel-research project should discuss their goals and itinerary with the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students considering academic programs sponsored by other institutions are encouraged to review Stanford's policies on transfer credit and to discuss possible programs with the Director of Undergraduate Studies before applying. 

While Classics-specific coursework is not always available through the Bing Overseas Program, students sometimes find Classics faculty at Bing campuses who are willing to provide independent instruction for credit.  Pre-approval of courses and independent study syllabi by the Director of Undergraduate Studies is required for credit towards the major or minor.

How to Apply

Limited funding is available each year for Classics majors and minors; preference is shown to majors and students with strong records. Students are strongly encouraged to strengthen the practicality of their proposal by applying to multiple sources of funding, such as UAR Small Grants and keeping proposed costs reasonable. After discussing their plans with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, applicants submit an Undergraduate Student Funding Application that includes expenses, a statement of purpose and an endorsement by the student's faculty advisor. Deadline to apply is March 15.

Stanford Classics in Greece - NEW!

Students who register in CLASSICS 150 (WIM) in Winter Quarter 2017-18 can apply for an opportunity to spend spring break in Nafplion, Greece! Nafplion is a beautiful waterfront city and the first capital of modern Greece. The picturesque city is located on a small port beneath the towering Palamidi fortress and is graced with narrow streets, elegant Venetian houses, neoclassical mansions, and amazing museums. The town is the ideal place to explore many ancient sites.

Students will continue their exploration of Greek tragedy in the Argolid by visiting the archaeological sites of Mycenae, Tiryns, Argos, Epidauros, Nemea, Isthmia and Corinth. In addition to on-site lectures, museum visits, archaeological hikes and screenings of contemporary tragic performances; students will workshop choruses with students from the University of Peloponnese. Deadline to apply is November 30.

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