Through the generosity of Lord Normanby, the Society of Dilettanti is in normal circumstances able to offer annual awards for students of classical studies at a UK University for visiting classical sites and museums in Greece, Italy or the Eastern Mediterranean. The intention of the Awards is to assist those would be most likely to benefit from such travel, and who would not be able to do so without financial assistance.
The Awards are intended to provide an opportunity for visual and aesthetic appreciation of works of classical art and architecture. Their object is not simply to further an academic study, nor to fund excavation work.
Appropriate candidates would be undergraduates planning an independent visit to the Mediterranean in the Easter or summer vacation. Those who have received an award from this scheme in the past are unlikely to be successful on a second application.
Scholarships are expected to be up to £1,000. Applicants should give a statement (roughly 500 words) of their academic background and reasons for applying, plus an itinerary including the dates of planned travel, and an outline budget.
Applications must not exceed four A4 pages, and should be sent in PDF format.
Candidates should send their applications by email to the Manager of the Institute of Classical Studies email@example.com. At the same time they should invite two academic referees to e-mail the Classics Manager on their behalf. The closing date for receipt of applications and references is 28 February 2023.
Successful candidates will be asked to submit a brief report on their travels to the awarding Committee.