NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies offers grants for summer or semester study through its endowed Antonina S. Ranieri International Scholars Fund. These grants are intended to support academic travel abroad by Arts and Science undergraduate or graduate students in any department or program who are studying any aspect of the ancient world. Since the Fund's inception, over 275 students (roughly half undergraduate and half graduate) have received $320,000 in support for projects.
Grants are generally under $2,000 and may be taken in conjunction with other awards. The Ranieri Fund supports both independent study (e.g., research in foreign libraries and museums) and participation in formal programs (e.g., Goethe Institut language courses, archaeological digs, and international conferences). Students who will have graduated before the proposed project takes place are not eligible for the grants.
2021 GRANT CYCLE
Due to the University's ongoing pause on non-essential travel, the 2021 grants will be awarded to support academic projects that allow for virtual participation in learning and research. Examples include:
- Registration fees for virtual conferences and academic workshops
- Online archaeological field schools
- Foreign language courses
- Independent study
To fulfill the grant mandate, all projects must be carried out under the auspices of NYU or an institution outside of the U.S.
The grants are open to NYU Arts and Science undergraduate or graduate students in any department or program who are studying any aspect of the ancient world. Grant amounts vary, but are generally under $2,000, and may be taken in conjunction with other awards. Students who will have graduated before the proposed project takes place are not eligible for the grants.
Students should submit a brief description of their project explaining how it relates to their studies, an itemized budget, an CV, and a detailed letter from an NYU faculty sponsor.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2021. Decisions will be announced on or about Monday, May 3, 2021.
1. Complete the application form at the following link: https://forms.gle/itu3bcs3izfj2wac6
2. Email the following documents in pdf format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A description of your proposed project (no longer than 2 pages)
- A current CV
- A detailed letter of support from a NYU faculty sponsor
For further information, please contact Maura Pollard, the Center's Program Administrator, at: email@example.com or 212.992.7978.
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