Financial Aid

Deadline to be considered for assistantships and graduate fellowships – January 15 annually

Assistantships in Ancient Mediterranean Studies

Teaching Assistantships

Our teaching assistantships offer a wide range of teaching opportunities. Students assist professors in large lecture or writing-intensive courses, lead discussion sections, or team-teach with faculty in the introductory Latin sequence. Students may also teach their own classes, as they become available; these include classes in the introductory Latin sequence, Greek and Latin in English (AMS 1050), and (typically in the summer session) Classical Mythology (AMS 1060), Greek Culture (AMS 2100), or Roman Culture (AMS 2200). Opportunities for online teaching and course development are also available.

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Research Assistantships

Research assistantships occasionally become available to AMS graduate students. Such assistantships may involve working closely with AMS faculty in a research-capacity or (for archaeology students, in particular) an internship in Archaeometry at the MU Research Reactor.

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Ancient Mediterranean Studies Graduate Fellowships and Scholarships

Edzard Baumann Memorial Fund (Archaeology MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

Three-month, semester, or full-year award for graduate students studying archaeology.

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William R. Biers Fund (AMS MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

A scholarship to support travel of AMS graduate students who are participating in the summer program of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens or in an equivalent program.

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Dissertation Fellowship (Classical Languages MA/PhD, PhD)

A one-year fellowship to support completion of a Classical Languages dissertation. The successful candidate teaches at the “half-time” (.25) level in each semester but receives “full-time” (.5) funding for the academic year.

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John Miles Foley Classical Studies Fellowship (AMS MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

A fellowship supporting AMS graduate student travel.

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Charles D. Folse Fellowship (Archaeology MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

A fellowship recognizing and encouraging outstanding graduate students in archaeology whose aptitudes and attitudes demonstrate a desire to pursue a lifelong professional career (not necessarily academic) in the field of archaeology.

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Eugene N. Lane Scholarship Fund (Greek, Latin, Classical Languages MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

A scholarship to support travel for graduate students in AMS languages programs.

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Walter Miller Fellowship (AMS MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

A fellowship awarded for one year of graduate study to newly admitted graduate students in AMS who have exhibited special merit or to support travel related to long-term study or research of current graduate students.

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Herbert W. Schooling Scholarship (Archaeology MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

An annual award for outstanding graduate students with a strong commitment to classical archaeology.

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Jeanne L. Trabold Fellowship (Archaeology MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

An annual award, renewable for up to three years, for graduate students studying archaeology, with preference of renewal given to those whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from continuing graduate studies. Eligibility: students who have scored 90% or better on the GRE and have completed at least 24 credit hours of study in archaeology at the university level.

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Luitpold & Barbara Price Wallach Fellowship Fund (Classical Languages MA/PhD, PhD)

A fellowship typically awarded to MA/PhD or PhD Classial Languages candidates in the first year of graduate study (but may be awarded in years other than the first year of study). Recipients shall be selected with preference given to those pursuing one or more of the following: ancient rhetoric/oratory, Cicero, Lucretius, Ovid, the Hellenistic age, medieval literature.

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Saul and Gladys Weinberg Traveling Fellowship (Archaeology MA, MA/PhD, PhD)

A fellowship to cover expenses related to conducting archaeological research abroad. Preference shall be given to doctoral students in archaeology who propose to conduct a year of dissertation research abroad.

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George Washington Carver Fellowships (MA/PhD & PhD)

Eligibility: the most highly ranked fellowship nominee who is a U.S. citizen, newly accepted into a doctoral degree program in any field, and a member of an underrepresented ethnic minority population.

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Gamma Alpha Gamma Dissertation Year Fellowship (MA/PhD & PhD)

This fellowship provides a supplement to an already-existing research or teaching assistantship in the final year of the student’s doctoral work.

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William Gregory Fellowships (MA/PhD & PhD)

Eligibility: doctoral students in any field.

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G. Ellsworth Huggins Scholarships (MA/PhD & PhD)

Eligibility: doctoral students in any field.

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Thurgood Marshall Academic Scholarships (MA only)

Eligbility: newly admitted master’s students from underrepresented ethnic minority populations.

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Stanley L. Maxwell Scholarships (MA/PhD & PhD)

This program provides merit scholarships for graduate students in any field.

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Office of Graduate Studies Fellowships (MA only)

Eligibility: US citizens who have been newly admitted to a master’s degree program at MU in any field.

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Gus T. Ridgel Fellowships (MA/PhD & PhD)

Eligibility: qualified underrepresented minority graduate students in any field.

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Robert E. Waterston Award (MA/PhD & PhD)

Eligibility: doctoral students in any field.

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Raymond White Dissertation Year Fellowship (MA/PhD & PhD)

This fellowship provides a supplement to an already-existing research or teaching assistantship in the final year of the student’s doctoral work.

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Funds Awarded by MU Graduate Student Organizations

Travel Funding through the Graduate Professional Council (GPC)

Funding for graduate student travel, awarded as a reimbursement by GPC.

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Travel Funding through the Organization Resource Group (ORG)

Funding for graduate student travel, awarded as a reimbursement by ORG.

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