Apply for the 2023 Harry Caplan travel fellowship


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
  • rhetoric

The fellowships are meant to afford students the opportunity to enrich their understanding of the classical traditions and their afterlives. Some students propose research projects or participation in a summer program; others propose intense and focused tourism. 

To learn more about the fellowship and application, an info meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18 in GSH 122 from 4:30-5:30 pm.

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, 2022, to Professor Hayden Pelliccia, Director of Undergraduate Studies, c/o Ryan Belle. Applicants should be sure to include the following information: full name, local address, permanent address, CUID, college, and if they are a US citizen.

Questions? Email Hayden Pelliccia or Ryan Belle

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