Grants

RESOURCE, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND PROGRAM GRANTS:

Each year CAAS offers its members grant money to strengthen the teaching of and foster public support for the languages, civilizations, and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome.

  • Resource: Grants of up to $600 are awarded to individual educators to use to enhance or promote their local programs. Such grants can be used for supplies, purchasing publications, field trips, or speakers.
  • Professional Development: Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to individual educators to attend any program, workshop, or meeting (other than CAAS’s own meeting) which has as a stated goal the improvement or expansion of the instructor’s skills as a teacher. While proposals with substantial components of teaching and learning in the Classics are encouraged, the experience need not be solely classics-related, but should provide skills that can have a direct effect on the classroom environment. The money may be used to cover tuition/fees, books, travel and meals (mileage and food reimbursed at the IRS level).
  • Program: Larger grants underwrite programs that encourage the study and understanding of the Classics and classical civilization among a wider audience within the CAAS region, e.g., performances, publications, special gatherings or series.

The Grants Committee will review all applications on a rolling basis throughout the year, awarding grants based upon their merit and as funding is available. All applicants for grants must return a completed Grant Proposal Form (Acrobat file; you can also download the form in Word for ease in typing information) to the CAAS Grants Committee Chair for full consideration. Grants applicants may expect a prompt acknowledgment from the Grants Committee Chair upon receipt of their application. The Grants Committee will make every effort to render a decision on all completed applications within four weeks. If you have been a recipient of a CAAS grant, you are not eligible to receive another until the next fiscal year.

Grant recipients will be expected to submit a written report on funded activities, using this reporting form (Acrobat; also available to download in Word).

For more information on how to apply for any of these grants, contact:

Marian Makins
grants@caas-cw.org

2015-6 Grant Recipients

Program Grant Recipients

  • Mary Brown, Philadelphia Classical Society, Classical World Fashion and Design Show
  • Jerise Fogel, Montclair State, outdoor performance of Euripides
  • Niki Gooya, Centennial H.S., implementation of Latin enrichment program
  • Evan Jewell, Columbia University, conference on “Refuge and Refugees in the Ancient World”
  • Alessandra Migiliara and Nathan Oglesby, CUNY, conference on “Through Their Words: Poetics, Aesthetics and Literary Theory in the Graeco-Roman World.”
  • Carol Moore, Sanford School, Latin Day
  • Hans Mueller, Union College, mini-conference on Julius Caesar
  • Martha Pearlman, Clearview Regional H.S., NJJCL convention and speakers
  • Nancy Rabinowitz, Hamilton College, performance of Rhodessa Jones and the Medea Project
  • Carl Rubino, Hamilton College, Parilia: An Undergraduate Conference

Resource Grant Recipients

  • Edwin Floyd, University of Pittsburgh, public presentation of student research
  • Tommaso Gazzarri, Union College, workshop on Seneca
  • Mathias Hanses, Pennsylvania State University, speakers invited to classes
  • John Mooney, Cambridge Central School, Trip to MET with students
  • Alissa Vaillancount, Villanova University, Trip to theater with students

Professional Development Grant Recipients

  • Claire Catennacio, Columbia University, participation in the Polis Institute
  • Patricia Craig, Catholic University, participation in archaeology field school
  • Traci Dougherty, Souderton H.S., participation in the ACL Institute
  • Elizabeth Hestand, Central H.S., participation in the ACL Summer Institute
  • Tamara Kanztes, James M. Bennett H.S., participation in the ACL Institute
  • Erin McKenna, Fordham University, participation in Paideia Institute, Living Greek
  • Eric Mentges, Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate, Conventiculum Bostoniense
  • Matthew D. Moore, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S., participation in the Biduum Latinum
  • Karin Suzadail, Owen J. Roberts H.S., Vergilian Society Study Tour
  • Tom Yonker, Washington Latin Public Charter, Caesar in Gaul

2013-2014 Grant Recipients:

PROGRAM GRANT RECIPIENTS:

  • Tim Hanford, CUNY graduate student, for CUNY Graduate Student Conference on translation (“Beyond Words”), March 8, 2013
  • Laura Fallon, The Independence School in Delaware, for Latin Day, April 23, 2013 (attended by over 200 middle and high school students from five different schools)
  • Lee Pearcy, Bryn Mawr College, for Classicizing Philadelphia Project, April 2013
  • Matthew Webb, Director of Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute, and Jennifer Jones, Franklin Township Public Schools, for their workshops advancing and promoting the teaching of Latin in New Jersey and New York: “I Came, I Saw, I Clicked,” and “Let’s Learn Latin,” in October and November 2013 and February 2014
  • Philip Katz, Ari Zatlin, New York University, for NYU Graduate Student conference, “Lying in and about the Ancient World,” November 2, 2013
  • Lynn Sawlivich, University of Delaware, for Delaware Latin Workshop, November 9, 2013
  • Kathryn Williams, Canisius College in New York, to fund the Classics Department’s celebration of an Athenian City Dionysia, March 24, 2014
  • Charles Umiker, The Tatnall School, for Delaware Latin Day, April 10, 2014
  • Irene Morrison-Moncure, CUNY graduate student, for CUNY Graduate Student Conference on “Friendship in the Greco-Roman World,” April 11, 2014
  • Mary Brown, Valley Forge Military Academy, President of Philadelphia Classical Society, for Teen Toga Party at University of Pennsylvania Museum, April 25, 2014
  • Tom McCreight, Loyola University of Maryland, for a lecture by Keith Bradley at Loyola U. of Md., April 2014
  • Lee Pearcy, Bryn Mawr College, for Classicizing Philadelphia Project, September 2014-May 2015
  • Lynn Sawlivich, University of Delaware, for Delaware Classical Association, Fall speaker, September 27, 2014
  • Martha Taylor, Loyola University of Maryland, for a three-day series of events, “Conversations with Oedipus,” October 20-22, 2014

RESOURCE GRANT RECIPIENTS:

  • Tammie Sylvia, Pencader Charter High School in Delaware, for textbooks, January 2013
  • Ed DeHoratius, Wayland High School in Massachusetts, to use Adobe Captivate in flipped classrooms, November 2013
  • Lyndy Danvers, Seton Hall University, for Eta Sigma Phi activities and field trips, January-May 2014
  • Craig Jacobs, Bayonne High School in New Jersey, for field trip to the Franklin Institute’s One Day in Pompeii, March 2014
  • Mary Redline, Parkland High School in Pennsylvania, for field trip to the Franklin Institute’s One Day in Pompeii, April 2014
  • Misty Kammerman, Egg Harbor Township High School in New Jersey, for field trip to the Franklin Institute’s One Day in Pompeii, April 2014
  • Zoe Stamatopoulou, Penn State University, for an Undergraduate Symposium on Ancient Drama, December, 2014

Professional development GRANT RECIPIENTS:

  • Tom Cox, The Heights School in Maryland, to attend Conventiculum Viomingense: Latin Summer Immersion at Wyoming Catholic College, August 2013
  • Deborah Carter, Madeline Pearson, and Susan Seymour, Frederick County Public Schools in Maryland, to attend Biduum Latinum Virginianum, February 2014
  • Ronnie Ancona, Hunter College, to attend “Paideia Institute: Living Latin in New York City”, February, 2014
  • Kathleen Durkin, Maspeth High School in New York, to present at The American Classical League Institute, June 26-29, 2014
  • Inna Kunz, Easton High School in Maryland, to attend Rusticatio (summer full-immersion Latin workshop), July 2014
  • Linnea McLaughlin, Zion Christian School in Michigan, to attend Pedagogy Rusticatio (summer full-immersion Latin workshop), July 2014
  • Kaitlin Moleen, Northern Highlands Regional High School in New Jersey, to participate in the Upper Sabina Tiberina project, July-August 2014
  • Karin Suzadail, Owen J. Roberts High School in Pennsylvania, to attend the Paideia Institute’s “Caesar in Gaul” program, July-August, 2014
  • Tom McCreight, Loyola University of Maryland, to present his paper, “Pax and the Romans: a Complicated Relationship,” at the 50th anniversary meeting of the International Peace Research Association, in Istanbul, August 2014

 

 

2009-2010 Grant Recipients:

Program Grant Recipients:

  • Larissa Bonfante, New York University, for a conference on “Myth in Etruria: Images and Inscriptions,” November 20-21, 2009, in conjunction with Columbia University’s Center for the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Sister Therese Marie Dougherty, S.S.N.D., the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, for “The Suspicious Cheese Lords: A concert of secular and sacred Latin music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance,” performed at the Sigma Phi anniversary, November 8, 2009
  • Michael Goyette, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York , for a graduate student conference, “Living on the Edge: Perceptions of Liminality in Classical Antiquity,” held April 10, 2010
  • Lisa Whitlatch and Ben Hicks, Rutgers University Department of Classics, for a graduate student conference, “All Roads Lead From Rome: The Classical (non)Tradition in Popular Culture,” held April 9, 2010

Resource Grant Recipients:

  • Rebecca Ammerman (Colgate University), Dan Curley (Skidmore College), Stacie Raucci (Union College), and Carl Rubino (Hamilton College) for the “Upstate Parilia” (April 2010), a four-college conference day of undergraduate presentations
  • Elizabeth Bache, New Jersey Classical League for “Is Latin Still Alive in New Jersey?” a Latin teacher census
  • Ed DeHoratius, Wayland High School in Massachusetts, for “iPods and Education,” purchase of an iPod Touch and research on how this can enhance the teaching experience
  • Chris Ann Matteo, Stone Bridge High School in Virginia, to frame maps for her classroom
  • Mary A. Redline, Parkland High School in Allentown, PA, for “Encouraging Elementary School Students to Take Latin in High School,” for activities to promote the study of Latin at the school’s Festival of Colors on March 27, 2010

Professional Development Grant Recipients:

  • Ed DeHoratius, Wayland High School in Massachusetts, to attend the ACL’s Summer Institute workshop on Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling
  • Paul Perrot, Park View High School in Virginia, to attend a workshop in the Oerberg method of teaching Latin
  • Anthony Stromoski, The Brooklyn Latin School in New York, to attend International Baccalaureate training

For more, see the archive of previous grants.