DEPARTMENT OF

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Travel Awards

2014-2015 dates TBA

Classics Travel Grant
Established in January 2010 by friends of the Department of Classics.  Granted to graduate students or senior undergraduates registered in a program in the Department of Classics.  The grant is available to contribute to the support of field research that must be carried out at a considerable distance from Queen's University.  Granted on the basis of academic merit and the feasibility of the proposed field study research (and its relevance to the applicant's studies at Queen's and/or beyond as described within the Department of Classics Travel Grant application).  Selection will be made by the Department of Classics Awards Committee.  Award winners should note that the award will first be applied to the student's fee account should there be any outstanding fees.  The full amount of the award (or the balance after outstanding fees) will be forwarded to the recipient in a cheque or deposited to the student's online-listed bank account. 

Application deadline: April 1, 2014.
The Ross Stuart Kilpatrick Student Initiatives Fund
Established in August 2012 by Suzanne Kilpatrick and the Department of Classics, the Ross Kilpatrick Student Initiatives Fund is intended to enable students at Queen's (graduate and undergraduate), whose major or medial area of study is Classics, to participate in projects that will provide educational opportunities outside the classroom and around the world.  Preference will be given: 1) to students travelling to attend conferences (anywhere in the world including Canada) or to fulfil volunteer/employment opportunities outside of North America; and 2) for educational opportunities related to Classics.  Projects that provide educational opportunities such as participation in competitions, symposia and community development projects will also be considered.

NOTE:  The Ross Stuart Kilpatrick Student Initiatives Fund is not intended to fund courses taken for credit.

Applications to this fund can be submitted to the Department of Classics and must include a detailed project outline, expected outcome/benefit and comprehensive budget including additional funding sources.  Fund will be disbursed at the discretion of the Head or designate at the Department of Classics at Queen's.

For more information about the Fund, please see The Ross Stuart Kilpatrick Student Initiatives Fund page.  To learn more about Dr. Ross Kilpatrick and for links to some of his work, please visit his faculty page.

Application deadline:  April 1, 2014.

The Alexander and Ian Vorres Travel Bursary
The Alexander and Ian Vorres Hellenic Travel Bursary was established by Mr. Ian Vorres, B.A. '50. The bursary will be awarded to a graduate student, or an upper year undergraduate student, on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, and a written proposal, who is intending:
  1. to pursue original work (a thesis or other project) in Greece on a subject related to Greece of any historical period, in philology, archaeology, history, or philosophy; or
  2. to participate in a summer session or excavation in Greece sponsored by the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, or other approved institutions; or
  3. to attend a program at The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The College Year in Athens, or other approved institution.

(These alternatives are listed in order of priority.)

NOTE:  Recipients of this bursary must qualify as Ontario residents; contact a Student Awards Officer for further information.

Applicants should complete a bursary application form (see the link below) which should be submitted to the Classics Department along with a letter of application with C.V. and project description, and the names of two referees. The application should be addressed to the Head, Department of Classics, Room 505 Watson Hall.  Selection will be made in consultation with the Student Awards Office.  For more information, please contact Mary Smida at the Department of Classics at classics@queensu.ca or by phone at 613-533-2745.

Application deadline:  March 31, 2014.

The Alexander and Ian Vorres Hellenic Travel Fellowship
The Alexander and Ian Vorres Hellenic Travel Fellowship was established by Mr. Ian Vorres, B.A. '50. The award will be made to a graduate student, or an upper year undergraduate student, on the basis of academic achievement, and a written proposal, who is intending:
  1. to pursue original work (a thesis or other project) in Greece on a subject related to Greece of any historical period, in philology, archaeology, history, or philosophy; or 
  2. to participate in a summer session or excavation in Greece sponsored by the Canadian Archaeological Institute in Athens, The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, or other approved institutions; or
  3. to attend a program at The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, The College Year in Athens, or other approved institution.

(These alternatives are listed in order of priority.)

Applicants are to submit a letter of application to the Classics Department along with C.V. and project description, and the names of two referees. The application should be addressed to the Head, Department of Classics, Room 505 Watson Hall. Selection will be made by the Department of Classics Awards Committee. For more information, please contact Mary Smida at the Department of Classics at classics@queensu.ca or by phone at 613-533-2745.

Application deadline:  March 31, 2014.