Drawing of the facade of the Blegen Library building in Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Classics Department is pleased to offer two types of fellowships for study and research in the fields of philology, history, or archaeology at the John Miller Burnam Classics Library: Tytus Fellowships during the academic year, and Cincinnati Summer Residencies from May to August.

Scholars are invited to apply for the Margo Tytus Visiting Scholars Program. Applicants for this program will ordinarily be a minimum of five years beyond receipt of the Ph.D., though there is some flexibility with this requirement. Tytus Scholars will be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for one semester (ca. four months); in rare circumstances, a maximum of two semesters can be granted (the Fall semester is generally considered as September through December, and Spring as January through April; see UC Academic Calendar for specific dates that can impact closure of the library and access to other facilities). Also in rare circumstances, Tytus Scholars may be appointed for a shorter term (one to two months) during the regular academic year. Tytus Scholars will receive a monthly stipend of $1,500 plus housing near campus and a transportation allowance, as well as office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library.

Scholars who would benefit from the use of a world-class classics library during the summer months are invited to apply for the Cincinnati Summer Residency program. Applicants for this program will have their Ph.D. in hand by the time of application, and will ordinarily be in residence at the University of Cincinnati for the summer term of early May through mid-August, though a shorter period is of course possible; see UC Academic Calendar. Cincinnati Summer Residents will receive housing near campus and office space attached to the Burnam Classics Library. While residents are not eligible for a stipend, they do receive a travel allowance.

Apart from residence in Cincinnati for the term of the relevant fellowship, the only obligation of participants in either program is to pursue their own research. They will also have access to the Klau Library at neigboring Hebrew Union College. Preference will be given to those who demonstrate a need for resources peculiar to the Burnam Classics Library or Department of Classics archives, and have not previously been able to access them. For Cincinnati Summer Residents, special consideration will be given to scholars without access to a research library through their home institutions.

The deadline for both fellowships is March 15.

The University of Cincinnati Burnam Classics Library is one of the world's premier collections in the field of Classical Studies. Comprising 269,000 volumes and a wide range of electronic resources, the library covers all aspects of the Classics: languages and literatures, history, civilization, art, and archaeology. Of special value for scholars is both the richness of the collection and its accessibility; almost any avenue of research in the classics or the post-classical Greek world can be pursued deeply and broadly under a single roof. The unusually comprehensive core collection, maintained by professional classicist librarians, is augmented by several special collections, including 15,000 nineteenth century German Programmschriften, plus extensive holdings in Palaeography, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. At neighboring Hebrew Union College is the Klau Library, with holdings in excess of 445,000 volumes, rich in Judaica and Near Eastern Studies. 

The University of Cincinnati Department of Classics is pleased to announce the following Tytus Scholars for the 2023-2024 academic year:

Edmund Thomas (Durham University) - Guarantors of stability: keystones of the classical tradition
Debby Sneed (California State University, Long Beach) - Disability and Daily Life in Ancient Greece
Peter Pavúk (Charles University) - Mikro Vouni on Samothrace and the process of Minoanization in the NE Aegean
Caleb Dance (Washington and Lee) - Ovid's Amores Book 3 - Commentary and Speculative Genetic Edition
Valeria Meirano (Torino) - Contextualizing metal objects at Delphi. A contribution to the understanding of offering and ritual practices in the panhellenic sanctuary
Maria Spathi (CHS, Harvard) - The Sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis in ancient Messene, south-west Peloponnese A contribution to the religious topography of the city

We also have a complete list of previous recipients.