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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, 2024.

Stanford Classics in Rome!

Students who register in CLASSICS 150 in Winter Quarter 2023-24 can apply for an opportunity to spend spring break in Rome, Italy to see first hand the sites that served as inspiration for Latin authors. Deadline to apply is December 4, 2023.

Have questions along the way?

Contact a Peer Mentor, the Student Services Manager, or the Director of Undergraduate Studies!