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Terms and Dates:

  • Summer 2022


Astrid Van Oyen

Cornell Affiliations:

Arts and Sciences


Opportunity Description

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 Roman 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 classical traditions and their afterlives. Some students propose research projects or participation in a summer program; others propose intense and focused tourism.

Interested juniors should submit a short essay (max. 2 pages, double spaced) 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, by November 1, 2021, to Professor Astrid Van Oyen, Director of Undergraduate Studies, c/o Linda Brown ( Applicants should be sure to include the following information:

Full Name
Local Address
Permanent Address
US Citizen?