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Travel Support for Graduate Students

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ESS Tebtunis structure

[Photograph 1899/1900; courtesy of the Egypt Exploration Society]


The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri (CTP) has modest funding available to provide grants to graduate students for travel related to the study of papyrology.

What Travel Funds Support

This includes:

  • Travel to conferences at which a graduate student will deliver a paper or have the opportunity to make significant contact with scholars in the field.
    • Partial or full airfare costs
  • Travel to excavations where papyri are being discovered.
    • Partial or full airfare costs
    • May include accommodation costs
    • May include food costs
  • Travel to collections of papyri.
    • Partial or full airfare costs
    • May include accommodation costs
    • May include food costs

Eligibility for Travel Funds

  • Eligibility for such grants is restricted to graduate students of the University of California at Berkeley.
  • Graduate students in all UCB departments, groups, or programs are eligible.
  • No student should expect to receive CTP funding more than twice during her or his graduate career. 

How to Apply for Funds

Applications for travel grants should include:

  • A statement of the purpose of the travel
  • A budget
  • A report of other funding mechanisms being sought for travel costs
  • Qualifications for papyrological research
  • Sponsorship by a member of the UCB faculty

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year and should preferably be submitted at least 6 weeks before departure.  This will allow time for applicants to secure the lowest advance purchase price for airfare.

Applications should be submitted to:

       Professor Todd Hickey, Director

       Center for the Tebtunis Papyri,

       University of California

       Bancroft Library, Berkeley CA 94720-6000

Applications will be evaluated by CTP’s Advisory Committee.

Grant Follow-Up Reports Are Required!

Grantees who receive more than $300 will be required to submit a report on their activities by the conclusion of the grant period.