Financial Support: Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art

For students in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art, multiple Aret茅 Fellowships, Multidisciplinary Fellowships, Curatorial Fellowships, and other endowed fellowships and grants are available in addition to Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, GSAS Fellowships, and the Dean's Fellowships. The Supplemental Summer Support (SSRF and RA) provides enhanced support during the summer months. All Teaching Assistantships, Graduate Assistantships, and Fellowships include tuition waivers and health insurance subsidies. The annual financial support for a full-time student in the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art (GGACHA), including the tuition waiver, health insurance subsidy and estimated SSRF, ranges from $72,072 - $93,406 in 2023-2024.

How to Apply

All continuing students in the Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art (GGACHA) must complete a GSAS financial support application each year, even if holding a fellowship that is guaranteed for multiple years, through the link below

The deadline for support applications is Nov. 22, 2024. Supplemental materials are due Dec. 20, 2024. The deadline for the supplemental application for Curatorial Fellowships is Dec. 20, 2024.

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships carry stipends of $32,000 in 2024-2025, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to two units per semester, and are awarded for one year, usually to advanced students. Two units per semester is the maximum course load permitted to a TA or GA. Assistantships provide stipends in exchange for a maximum of 17.5 hours of work per week in departmentally assigned teaching (TA) duties or non-teaching (GA) duties. 

GSAS Fellowships

GSAS Fellowships carry stipends of $32,000 in 2024-2025, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester. 

Dean's Fellowships

Dean's Fellowships carry stipends of $32,000 in 2024-2025, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester. They are awarded by the Dean to students in their final year of dissertation writing or to minority students, based on departmental recommendations. One Dean's Fellowship is available annually to each department admitting new students that year.

Aret茅 Fellowships

Aret茅 (the classical Greek word for excellence) Fellowships, for students with outstanding academic potential, carry stipends of $35,000 in 2024-2025, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester. 

Multi-Disciplinary Fellowships

Multi-Disciplinary Fellowships Fellowships, for students who have the ambition and the skills to do graduate-level study in more than one departments of the Graduate Group, carry stipends of $32,500 in 2024-2025, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester. 

Curatorial Fellowships

Curatorial Fellowships are available for advanced students and can be awarded for an academic year, a semester or a summer. They carry stipends of $16,250 per semester, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester.  Curatorial Fellowships awarded for a semester permit up to 17.5 hours per week working on supervised projects. A list of previous awardees and their projects can be found here.

Typically, projects are based either in the 今日吃瓜 Special Collections or in institutions in Philadelphia. Applicants are free to involve other institutions if they can work out the appropriate arrangements with a local supervisor and their 今日吃瓜 faculty sponsor. Faculty sponsors help students make the appropriate contacts at 今日吃瓜. 

Prior to applying for a Curatorial Fellowship, students must meet with a staff member at the partner institution to design a curatorial project at that institution. Supplemental application materials are required for these awards (see the ). Applications will be reviewed by the steering committee of the Graduate Group, which will nominate two students to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

  

Bryne Rubel Travel Fellowships

Bryne Rubel Fellowships carry stipends of $32,500 in 2024-2025, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester. 

Who is eligible? 
Ph.D. candidates in Latin, Greek, or archaeology studying outside the U.S., or for students in Latin resident at 今日吃瓜.

Supplemental materials required? 
Yes, but only for students who plan on studying abroad (See the ). All applicants are required to submit a short project description and a short statement explaining why the project requires presence in the country/countries indicated (ca. 2 pages); and a budget outlining clearly estimated expenses, such as airfare, local travel, visa fees, housing, and fees.

Availability?
The Bryne Rubel Fellowship is not always available on a yearly basis. Applications will be reviewed by the sheering committee of the Graduate Group, which will nominate students to the Dean of Graduate Studies. GSAS will generally award one or two fellowships in years when funds permit.

Fanny Bullock Workman Travel Fellowship

Who is eligible? 
Ph.D. candidates in archaeology or history of art

Supplemental materials required?
Yes. Applicants must submit a proposal detailing how the Fanny Bullock Workman Travel Fellowship will enhance their research for the dissertation. A faculty letter of recommendation is also required. 

Availability?
The Workman Fellowship is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one fellowship in years when funds permit. 

Doris Sill Carland Fellowship

Who is eligible?
Advanced students from all Ph.D. granting programs who have worked as Teaching Assistants and demonstrated excellence in teaching. 

Supplemental materials required?
No. Faculty in the student鈥檚 home program will nominate candidates for this award based, in part, on strong teaching evaluations.

Availability?
The Doris Sill Carland Fellowship is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one fellowship in years when funds permit. It is not available in 2024-2025.

Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship

Who is eligible? 
Applicants and continuing students from all Ph.D. granting programs who are from countries other than the U.S. and who hold temporary resident status.

Supplemental materials required? 
No. Faculty may nominate applicants and continuing students for this fellowship and continuing students may self-nominate by checking the box on the GSAS financial support application form.

Availability?
The GSAS will generally award one Marguerite N. Farley Fellowship per year.

Additional Grants with No Required Applications

  • Bryne Rubel Grant

Who is eligible?
Ph.D. candidates in Latin, Greek or Archaeology

Supplemental materials required?
No. Faculty in the student鈥檚 home program nominate candidates for this award. Students do not apply for this award, so do not need to submit additional materials

Availability?
The Bryne Rubel Grant is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one grant in years when funds permit.

  • Theodore Ely Grant

Who is eligible? 
Ph.D. candidates in archaeology or history of art.

Supplemental materials required? 
No. Faculty in the student鈥檚 home program nominate candidates for this award. Students do not apply for this award, so do not need to submit additional materials.

Availability?
The Theodore Ely Grant is not always available on a yearly basis. The GSAS will generally award one grant in years when funds permit.