Funding Opportunities for Current and Aspiring Teachers of Classics

Bill Beck
Bill Beck
Aug 1 · 4 min read
Anávatos, Chios

To accompany my compilations of funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students of classical philology, ancient history, and classical archaeology, I have compiled an annotated list of funding opportunities for current and aspiring teachers of the languages and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Sources of funding are organized into three categories: (1) funding for travel in the Mediterranean; (2) funding for professional development; (3) funding for aspiring teachers. If I have omitted anything, please let me know in the comments.


Funding for Travel in the Mediterranean

The Society for Classical Studies’ David D. and Rosemary H. Coffin Fellowship for Travel in Classical Lands provides support for secondary school teachers of ancient Greek or Latin to study in ‘classical lands.’ CAMWS offers several summer funding opportunities to pre-collegiate teachers of Classics, including the William T. Semple Award, to attend a summer session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the Mary A. Grant Award, to attend the summer school of the American Academy at Rome, and the Janice and Herbert Benario Award for summer travel not including fieldwork or conference-travel (e.g., a summer seminar at the ASCSA). The Christine Fernald Sleeper Educational Travel Award offers up to $5,000 to cover expenses for an educational travel program. The SCS Pedagogy Award provides up to $2,500 of funding to support the professional development (including conference-travel and study abroad) of collegiate and pre-collegiate teachers of classics. The New York Classical Club’s Rome/Athens Summer Scholarship provides scholarships of up to $3,000 for secondary school teachers and graduate students (who have been members of the NYCC for one year) to attend the summer school of the American Academy in Rome, a summer session at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, or the Paideia Institute for study in Greece and/or Rome. The American Classical League provides funding of up to $2,000 to members who wish to participate in study abroad programs. On even years, the Renata Poggioli Award provides secondary and collegiate teachers in New England with funding of up to $6,000 study/travel in Italy/Greece. The CAMWS Excavation/Field School Award provides scholarships in the amount of $2000 to support participation in summer excavation or field school at an archaeological site in the Greco-Roman world. The E. Adelaide Hahn Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for pre-college teachers to attend the summer session of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens or the American Academy in Rome. The Cornelia Catlin Coulter Memorial Rome Scholarship provides approximately $6,000 for members of the Classical Association of New England (CANE) to attend the summer school of the American Academy at Rome. The CANE Endowment Scholarship provides approximately $5,100 for CANE members to study at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens or at places other than the American Academy in Rome.


Funding for Professional Development

The Jane Harriman Hall Professional Development Scholarship offers up to $5,000 of funding to support the professional development of pre-collegiate teachers of Latin. The SCS Pedagogy Award provides up to $2,500 of funding to support the professional development of collegiate and pre-collegiate teachers of classics. The Eta Sigma Phi Bernice L. Fox Latin Teacher Training Scholarship provides awards of $750 to support a summer activity for pre-collegiate teachers-in-training. Phyllis Winquist Tuition Assistance Awards provide support to secondary school teachers (or aspiring teachers) of Latin and ancient Greek. The American Classical League provides funding of up to $2,000 to members who wish to attend professional meetings and engage in professional development.


Funding for Aspiring Teachers

The Sally R. Davis Graduate School Scholarship: A scholarship in the amount of $2,000 is available to college seniors who wish to pursue graduate study in order to teach of Latin and/or ancient Greek at the pre-collegiate level.

Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Award: The SCS provides funding of up to $1,500 for those preparing for Latin teacher certification who wish to take coursework relevant to the attainment of that certification.

Manson A. Stewart Teacher Training Award: Teacher Training Awards provide financial assistance to current CAMWS members who wish to obtain certification to teach Latin at the primary through the secondary level. Deadline: January.

The Paideia Institute’s Latin Pedagogy Seminar: Funding for the Latin Pedagogy Seminar, a one-year course devoted to training aspiring Latin teachers, is available here.

Classical Association of New England Certification Scholarship: Funding of up to $1000 to an outstanding junior or senior undergraduate in New England who is preparing for secondary school certification as a teacher of Latin or ancient Greek or both in one or more of the New England states, or to the holder of a Master’s degree to cover the cost of tuition and other fees required to obtain such certification. Deadline: February.


Bill Beck is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington. He tweets daily Greek Etymologies @GreekEtymology. You can find links to his writing here.

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