Faculty-Undergraduate Collaborative Research Projects

The Manson A. Stewart Undergraduate Awards Sub-Committee annually awards up to two research grants  supporting collaborative research between a faculty member and an undergraduate. These awards can be for up to $1,000 each. Applications for 2017-2018 must be received by December 6, 2017. 


These awards are intended to support faculty research collaborations in Classics (any sub-discipline) with undergraduate students. Faculty-student pairs may be from institutions with graduate programs, but the student involved must be in an undergraduate.

Applications should include statements from the faculty and student researchers outlining the nature of the project, giving a prospective timeline for the project, an account of the respective responsibilities and intellectual contributions of faculty member and student, as well as a budget indicating how the money will be spent (the award covers such expenses as books, supplies, and travel for the student but not honoraria). The application should also indicate whether the project is receiving support from the applicant’s home institution. Finally the application should describe what the research pair envisages the nature of the final product to be, and what contribution it is intended to make to the field. We encourage presentation of the projects at a future CAMWS meeting. The faculty member participating in this project must be a current CAMWS member at the time of application. The undergraduate does not. If awarded the grant, the undergradate will receive a complimentary membership in CAMWS for the year of the grant.

A final report is due to the CAMWS office at the end of the project (no later than a semester after the receipt of the award). The report is to include statements by both student and faculty as well as a summary report about the money spent. Any funds remaining are to be returned to CAMWS after the final report is submitted.

The award of up to $1000 will be paid to the Department or a suitable institutional office. The contribution of the faculty member will also be recognized by CAMWS (on CAMWS website, program, and by a letter sent to the faculty member’s chair).

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For further information, contact the chair of the Manson A. Stewart Undergraduate Awards Sub-Committee at mas@camws.org.

2016-2017 Recipients 

  • Dr. Holly Sypniewski and student Brittany Hardy (Millsaps College) for their project, "The Faces of Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Study of Graffiti." Abstract / Awards Photo
  • Dr. Christina Vester and student Elizabeth Tennant (University of Waterloo) for their project, "Hoi Polloi Logoi." Abstract / Awards Photo
Dr. Holly Sypniewski and Brittany Hardy of Millsaps College acknowledged at the 2017 meeting in Kitchener for their project, "The Faces of Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Study of Graffiti." Dr. Christina Vester and  Elizabeth Tennant  of the University of Waterloo acknowledged at the 2017 meeting in Kitchener for their project, "Hoi Polloi Logoi."