History and Classics

Travel Awards

There is a yearly competition for these travel awards, which are granted on the basis of merit of the application and relevance to the student’s research program.

Robert J Buck Travel Award
Value: Variable
Eligibility: Awarded annually to graduate students in Classics.
Purpose: To provide funds for travel in the Mediterranean countries.

David Marples Eastern European MA Travel Award
Funded by Professor David Marples
Value: $1,500

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a student registered full-time in a graduate degree program in the Department of History and Classics with satisfactory academic standing to provide travel funds to visit archives, libraries, or other research centres or to attend language training in Eastern Europe (European territories of the former Soviet Union, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary or former Yugoslavia). Preference will be given to students registered in the MA program and financial need will be taken into consideration. A student may only receive the award once.
Application: Eligible students should submit a written proposal and budget justifying their travel plans to the Associate Chair (Graduate Studies), Department of History and Classics, by 30 April.

Dianne Samson Graduate Student Travel Award
Endowed by family and friends of the late Dianne Samson
Value: $1,500

Eligibility: Awarded annually to a full-time student registered in a graduate degree program in the Department of History and Classics who is working in any area of history other than Classical history. 
Purpose: To provide travel funds to visit archives, libraries, or other research centres.

Clifford H Skitch Award
Value: Variable

Purpose: To support travel to attend conferences where the student is giving a paper, also travel to libraries, archives, or other institutions for the purpose of research. 

Beryl Steel Travel Award
Value: $100-$500
Eligibility: For graduate students in the History program only.

Purpose: To support travel to archives outside Edmonton, also travel to conferences at which the student is presenting a paper. Normally, students get this award only once in their programs.