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The Society for Classical Studies (SCS), founded in 1869 as the American Philological Association, seeks proposals from academic institutions interested in hosting a six-week seminar in the Summer of 2017 during which ten graduate students enrolled in programs in classical philology or ancient history will increase and improve their ability to use the art and material culture of the ancient Mediterranean world in their scholarship and teaching.  This seminar has been funded by generous grants from the Samuel H. Kress and Henry Luce Foundations and will take place over dates to be selected by the host institution in the summer of 2017.  SCS will also sponsor a seminar of this nature in the Summers of 2016 and 2018.  The 2016 seminar will be funded by the Getty Foundation and will take place at the Getty Villa.  In 2016 the SCS will issue another call for proposals to organize the 2018 seminar, which will be supported by the Leon Levy Foundation.

Interested institutions can find the complete call for proposals here.  Proposals should be submitted as a PDF file in an e-mail attachment to SCS Executive Director Adam Blistein (blistein@sas.upenn.edu) no later than 12:00 noon, Eastern Time, on Monday, October 12, 2015.  An SCS committee consisting of its Vice Presidents for Education and for Publications and Research, and a third scholar selected by those two officers, will review proposals and make its decision by November 16, 2015.