UCLA Mellon Post-Baccalaureate Program in Post-Classical Latin

Academic Year 2016-17

The UCLA Department of Classics is pleased to announce the third and final year of a 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 post-classical Latin is intended for students who have completed B.A. degrees and who are intending to pursue Ph.D. programs requiring study and proficiency in late Latin texts and documents. A cohort of four or five students will be chosen by a faculty subcommittee. All university 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 undergraduate and graduate courses in Medieval and Renaissance Studies related to their research interests. Participating departments include English, Art History, History, Italian, Philosophy, French and Francophone Studies, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.

The program offers a pro-seminar in the Fall Quarter to introduce students to UCLA faculty and to prepare them for successful applications to top-ranked Ph.D. programs.  Students interested in the post-baccalaureate program should submit the following:

  1. application form (to be found on UCLA Department of Classics website, http://www.classics.ucla.edu/index.php/mellon-program-in-post-classical-latin
  2. official transcripts of undergraduate institutions (including non-degree or M.A. programs where you have taken relevant courses, especially in Latin);
  3. two letters of recommendation;
  4. 2-page personal statement on current preparation and plans to apply to Ph.D. programs where post-classical Latin will be required.

The committee will begin to review applications on April 1 but will continue to read dossiers until the program has reached capacity.

Materials should be sent electronically to tkim@humnet.ucla.edu, or mailed to the UCLA Department of Classics, ATTN: Tanya Kim, Mellon Program in Post-Classical Latin, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Dodd 100, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1417.  All inquiries should be addressed directly to Professor Robert Gurval, UCLA Department of Classics, Director of the Mellon Program in Post-Classical Latin (gurval@humnet.ucla.edu).

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