Supports undergraduate research for senior theses related to medieval topics.
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)
Funding for Travel & Research
Fall Break 2019
Application Opens: September 1, 2019
Application Closes: November 9, 2019
Winter Break 2019
Application Opens: November 1, 2019
Application Closes: November 30, 2019
Spring Break 2020
Application Opens: January 1, 2020
Application Closes: February 21, 2020
Summer Break 2020
Application Opens: Feruary 22, 2020
Application Closes: Friday, May 4, 2020
Students may also contact the Program Director, Helmut Reimitz, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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”