Further Information Regarding Funding for Activities Relating to Research and Job Hunting

The Department of Classics is willing to offer graduate students funding on an “as available” basis in support of the following activities relating to research and job hunting. The list is prioritized in descending order.  Students may apply for funding for more than one event per year, but first-time applicants will be given preference.

1.  Presentation of a paper or poster at AIA/APA meetings or other scholarly conferences (up to $250) @

2 . Attending AIA/APA meetings for job interviews (up to $250) *

3. Participation in archaeological field work directed by member of U. at Buffalo Department of Classics (up to $500) **

4. Participation in archaeological field work directed by member of U. at Buffalo faculty not a member of Department of Classics (up to $500)  **

5. Participation in other type of summer training program (e.g., American Numismatic Society, American Academy in Rome Summer Program in Archaeology) or thesis research (up to $500) **

6. Participation in archaeological field work directed by someone not a member of U. at Buffalo faculty (up to $500) **

7. Other research activities (up to $ 250) #

@ Funds can be employed for reimbursement of registration, hotel, travel, and/or materials/slides/printing expenses. Failure to honor these obligations will result in loss of funding.

#One-time grant to be awarded in the year in which the student defends his/her dissertation. Students who hold a full-time academic appointment or equivalent are ineligible for this support. Funds can be employed for reimbursement of registration, hotel, and/or travel expenses. Failure to honor these obligations will result in loss of funding.

*Funds can be employed for reimbursement of travel expenses. Failure to honor these obligations will result in loss of funding.

**Funds can be employed for reimbursement of travel expenses, living expenses, and/or tuition. Failure to honor these obligations will result in loss of funding.

Applying for Funding:

Each year there will be two deadlines for submissions of applications for funding, one during the fall semester (November) and one during the spring semester (April). In order to be considered for funding, the student must submit a document to Alison Blaszak  that includes the following information:

  1. Activity for which funding is being requested.
  2. Dates of activity.
  3. Amount of funding requested.  (follow guidelines above for amounts)
  4. Other sources of funding you have or will apply for to help cover the expenses of the particular activity.
  5. Funding previously awarded from the Dept. of Classics (stating amount, date and activity)

Please note:  For spring travel funding requests, you must leave for your destination NO LATER than June 30th.  All reimbursements for the spring requests need to have taken place by June 30th.  Requests for travel after June 30th will not be considered.  For example, your trip dates can be 6/30 – 7/29, but not 7/1 – 7/29.