Summer Experiences

Classical Civilization Research & Travel Study Grant 2023

Undergraduate students enrolled in a Classics major or minor at the University of Toronto Mississauga are encouraged to apply for a travel, research, and study grant to pursue additional training and gain experience over the summer.

The Classical Civilization program will be able to offer two grants of up to $1500 each. Depending on your interests, this might include either visiting an ancient site or collections at a museum, taking language courses, or participating in an excavation.

To apply, please send your application to Heather Thornton via The application should consist of a one-page (single-spaced) proposal of how you would use the grant, how the grant would facilitate your professional development, and a tentative budget. You are encouraged to contact one of your professors to help you develop a proposal. Please email your application by May 24, 2023.

Note: Graduating students are eligible as long as the grant is used prior to July 31, 2023.

Potential Projects

We have put together a list of some potential uses for the grant, but you may also propose something not on this list.

Research Trips to Sites or Museums

If you haven’t been abroad and would like to propose using the money for travel to a particular site, please outline your suggested travel and explain how this would contribute to your overall professional development. For example, in your budget, you can include costs for your hotel, food, and travel. This is a great opportunity if you are interested in developing an independent research project with one of the faculty in the Classics program at UTM that will allow you to study first-hand a site or objects in a museum, but an independent project isn’t required. For example, you might choose to visit:

  • Agora, Acropolis, and National Archaeological Museum (Athens, Greece)
  • Roman and Imperial Fora, Capitoline Museum, Vatican Museum (Rome, Italy)
  • Louvre (Paris, France)
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, US)
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Art (Montreal, Canada)
  • British Museum (London, England)

Latin and Ancient Greek Intensive Training

Greek and Latin Summer Workshops – University of California Berkeley

  • offers 10-week intensive programs in Greek and Latin
  • scholarships are available directly from them with an early March deadline

The Latin/Greek Institute – The City University of New York

  • offers summer intensive programs in Greek and Latin

Greek and Latin Summer School – University College, Cork 

  • offers summer intensive programs in Greek and Latin
  • note: no program in 2023

JACT (Joint Association of Classical Teachers)

  • both Latin and Greek are offered

Archaeological Field Schools and Field Work Experiences

If you wish to gain experience in archaeological excavations, projects can be viewed at the Archaeological Institute of America.

There is also a list of field schools at the Institute for Field Research.

Ongoing and to Keep in Mind for Next Year:


Prior Applicants

Prior students have visited museums, examined ancient sites, and participated in archaeological excavations.

CAWT Students