Financial Support: Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art

GGACHA Financial Support Application

Fellowships

The Graduate Group in Archaeology, Classics, and History of Art offers several fellowships (Areté Fellowships, GSAS Fellowships, and Multidisciplinary Fellowships) which carry stipends ranging from $20,500 to $26,250, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award ranging from Continuing Enrollment up to three units per semester, and may be guaranteed for multiple years.

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships

Teaching and Graduate Assistantships carry stipends of $20,500 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. 

Curatorial Internships

Curatorial Internships are available for advanced students, and can be awarded for an academic year, a semester or a summer. They carry stipends of $10,500 per semester, a health insurance subsidy, and a tuition award of one unit if needed. Curatorial internships applied during a semester permit up to 17.5 hours per week working on supervised projects. A list of previous interns and their projects can be found here.

Typically, projects are based either in the Bryn Mawr College Collections or in one of five participating institutions (Philadelphia Museum of Art; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; American Philosophical Society Museum). Applicants are free to involve other institutions if they can work out the appropriate arrangements with a local supervisor and their Bryn Mawr faculty sponsor. Faculty sponsors help students make the appropriate contacts at the partner institution and at Bryn Mawr College. 

Prior to applying for a curatorial internship, 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 Application form for Curatorial Internship). Applications will be reviewed by the steering committee of the Graduate Group, which will nominate up to four students for each award to the Committee on Graduate Awards.

In addition, Special Collections typically offers a 10-week, paid summer internship sponsored by the Bryn Mawr College Friends of the Library. Projects are determined based on the interests and expertise of the student, though all interns can expect to gain experience in a wide array of collections and exhibition practice. Applications are usually due before the spring semester break. (See position announcement [pdf] for further details.)

Named Fellowships

Bryne Rubel Grant

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

Supplemental materials required?
No. Faculty in the student’s 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.

Bryne Rubel Travel Fellowship

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

Supplemental materials required? 
Yes. All applicants are required to submit a letter of recommendation from their research advisor and a short proposal describing how the Bryne-Rubel Fellowship will further their dissertation research goals.  

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

Doris Sill Carland Fellowship

Who is eligible?
Advanced students from all Ph.D. granting programs who have had some experience as a Teaching Assistant.

Supplemental materials required?
No. Faculty in the student’s 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.

Theodore Ely Grant

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

Supplemental materials required? 
No. Faculty in the student’s 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.

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.

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

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.