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The UCLA Division of Humanities, the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS), and the Department of Classics are pleased to announce the award of a three-year grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the preparation and training of young scholars in post-classical Latin for graduate programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

The post-baccalaureate program in Latin is intended for students who have completed B.A. degrees and who wish to pursue Ph.D. programs requiring study and proficiency in post-classical Latin.  A cohort of up to five students will be chosen each year by an international application process. All fees and a stipend of $18,000 will be provided to allow the admitted students to spend a year at UCLA participating in the post-classical Latin curriculum as well as taking existing courses in Classical Latin and, more broadly, in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The program is intended to prepare students for successful applications to top-ranked Ph.D. programs.

The Department intends to offer a full year of coursework in post-classical Latin at the undergraduate level in 2014-15, in addition to graduate seminars in related areas of Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Inquiries should be addressed to Professor Robert Gurval, Director of the Mellon initiative (gurval@humnet.ucla.edu).