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Harry Caplan Travel Fellowship Applications Due by November 1, 2020

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Goldwin Smith Hall, 120
232 East Ave, Central Campus

The College of Arts and Sciences announces two Harry Caplan Travel Fellowships of $5,000 for summer travel to Europe or the Near East. These awards, in honor of one of the College’s most beloved teachers and scholars of classics, are for juniors who have serious and developed interest in some aspect of the subjects Harry Caplan loved: ancient Greek and Latin cultures; medieval Latin literature, especially drama; ancient Jewish culture; and rhetoric.  The fellowships are meant to afford students the opportunity to enrich their understanding of the classical traditions of our civilization. Some students propose research projects or participation in a summer program; others propose intense and focused tourism.

Interested juniors should submit a short essay outlining the project they would like to use the fellowship for and explaining its background in their studies to date.

A committee of the College will select the winners based upon both the short essay and scholarly performance. Students on financial aid should not refrain from applying because Cornell will compensate the expectations for summer earnings.

Essays should be submitted to Professor Courtney Roby, Director of Undergraduate Studies, c/o Linda Brown, Department of Classics, 120 Goldwin Smith Hall by Sunday, November 1, 2020. Applicants should be sure to include the following information:

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