Funding

Professor Karl D. Uitti Memorial Thesis Fund

Supports undergraduate research for senior theses related to medieval topics.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students who are either:

  • Certificate Students in Medieval Studies
  • Majoring in: Art & Archaeology, Classics, English, French & Italian, Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Cultures, German, History, Music, and Near Eastern Studies and having a thesis topic as closely related as possible to the academic focus of the Program in Medieval Studies.
How to Apply

Prepare the following:

  • 1-2 page description of the project and plans for use of the Uitti grant
  • A budget

Submit the application through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE)

Application Deadlines

Funding for Travel & Research
Fall Break 2017 (October 28 –November 5, 2017) and Winter Break 2017-18 (December 16, 2017-January 7, 2018)
Application Opens:  Friday, September 1, 2017
Application Closes:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Funding for Travel & Research
Spring Break 2018 (March 17-25, 2018)
Application Opens:  Monday, January 1, 2018
Application Closes:  Thursday, March 1, 2018

Funding for Travel & Research
Summer Break 2018 (July-August 2018)
Application Opens:  Friday, March 2, 2018
Application Closes:  Friday, May 4, 2018

Students may also contact the Program Director, Sara S. Poor, spoor@princeton.edu for more information.

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Joseph R. Strayer Prize in Medieval Studies

The Joseph R. Strayer Prize in Medieval Studies is given annually to a graduating senior who, in the judgment of the faculty, has done outstanding work in some area of medieval studies. Preference shall be given to a student who writes a thesis on Medieval European Studies (800-1500) or on a topic in medieval art or architecture. Candidates must have taken an advanced course in Latin and a course in medieval art or architecture, or in Classical Islamic Art or Architecture.

A second or “runner-up” candidate shall be given Honorable Mention and shall receive a certificate in recognition of his or her efforts.

The Prize may also be divided equally between two students, if the faculty deem they are equally worthy.

2017 Strayer Prize Co-Winners

Daniel R. Elkind – “The Politics of Hagiography in Late Merovingian Francia:  An Archaeology of the Passio Leudegarii I”

Whitney Sha – “How to Do Things with Names”

2016 Strayer Prize Co-Winners

Alejandro Cuadrado – “The Poetics of Pilgrimage in Dante’s Commedia”
Ryan Low – “A New Assessment of Private Jurisdiction and Royal Power in Medieval Paris”

2015 Strayer Prize Co-Winners

Luca L. Politi – “Christian Paideia: Models from the Church Fathers”
Melissa Tu – “Medieval Polyphony’s Prayers and Love-Songs: Dialogues between Sacred and Profane Voices in the Montpellier Codex”

2013 Strayer Prize Winner

Madeline McMahon – “‘Ani one example of the primitiue Churche’: Church History and Confessional Identity in Sixteeth-Century England”

2012 Strayer Prize Co-Winners

Emily Kirkegaard – “Byzantium in Carolingian Eyes: Strategies of Competition and Distinction”
Michelle Ripplinger – “The Female Reader in Middle English Literature, c. 1370-1450”

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