New Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives at the Harvard University Department of the Classics
The Department of the Classics at Harvard announces the following opportunities and initiatives designed to advance our community’s goals of diversity and inclusion. Prospective applicants and colleagues with questions about these programs are welcome to contact the Department Administrator Teresa Wu (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1. Summer School Scholarships for Intensive Ancient Greek or Latin at the Harvard Summer School
The Department of the Classics offers two scholarships to enable high school or college students to take an accelerated introductory course in Ancient Greek or Latin at the online Harvard Summer School in summer 2021. In addition to the course fee, the scholarship will provide a stipend to compensate the successful candidate for loss of summer income during the seven weeks of the intensive course. In the belief that our community and our discipline thrive on diversity, we especially welcome applications from members of groups historically underrepresented in the field of Classics (e.g. underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, first-generation college students, students from disadvantaged economic backgrounds) and those who are interested in making contributions to access, inclusion, diversity and outreach.
- cover letter explaining your interest in the program, your goals for taking the class and any relevant background.
- resume* with the names and contact information of two referees whom the selection committee may contact to provide a reference on your behalf.
- copy (scanned) of transcript/report card from institution currently attending or last attended (unofficial is acceptable).
- be enrolled full-time in an accredited public or private high-school, college or university.
- be in good academic standing.
- be a documented U.S. citizen or non-citizen national, or permanent resident in possession of an alien registration receipt card (I-551) or another legal document of such status at the time of application. International citizens studying in the United States with an F-1 Visa are not eligible.
Applications are due Friday, February 26 at midnight EST.
Please note that applicants will be notified of our decision by March 2. Scholarship recipient will need to submit an application to the Harvard Summer School. The application fee will be covered by this scholarship.
To apply, search for the scholarship in the CARAT application portal (search "classics").
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For further information please contact the Department Administrator Teresa Wu (ttwufas.harvard.edu)
2. GSAS summer research opportunity for undergraduates
The Department of the Classics provides summer research opportunities to connect undergraduates interested in doctoral work in Classics with faculty members in our department. The 10-week program, offered through GSAS and the Leadership Alliance, provides a stipend and access to a host of networking and mentoring opportunities to conduct a research project under the supervision of a faculty member in our department. We currently welcome applications interested in fields related to Greco-Roman antiquity, including but not limited to Republican and Imperial Latin literature; Cicero and Roman oratory; Latin historiography; reception of Latin literature; history of classical scholarship. There are some eligibility requirements as it pertains to academic standing and residency status but the program is otherwise open to undergraduates enrolled in any accredited college or university in the US.
For further information please contact Prof. Irene Peirano Garrison (email@example.com).
Deadline: February 1st
A link to the application and further information about program eligibility and requirements can be found on the GSAS website.