WE Trust Fellowship in Multidisciplinary Classics
The aim of this fellowship is to stimulate multidisciplinary research in Classics through movement and exchange of ideas across departments and institutes at NYU. Doctoral students at NYU who work at the intersection of Classics and another field and who could profit from learning skills outside of their discipline are eligible to apply if they will have completed all qualifying exams and have no incompletes by the start of fellowship. We welcome candidates in the Institute of Fine Arts, the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, the Tisch School and the Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Comparative Literature, Hebrew & Judaic Studies, History, Middle Eastern Studies, Modern Languages, Philosophy, Politics, and more.
Applicants will typically be in the early stages of their dissertation research and may use the fellowship to write and defend their proposal. During the fellowship year, they will be integrated and participate in the host department’s activities. If the recipient is in the Ph.D. program in Classics, he or she will spend that year primarily in another department or institute at NYU doing research and taking approved courses. If the recipient is in another program, he or she will spend that year in the department of Classics, participating in one or more seminars each semester on the history, archaeology, literature, language, philosophy, religion and culture of the ancient world. One WE Trust Fellowship in Multidisciplinary Classics will be awarded each year with a stipend equivalent to the MacCracken fellowship. Up to two courses may be taken for credit with funding provided by the fellowship. Further funds may be available from GSAS for additional language courses. In each instance, the student must meet GSAS eligibility criteria for financial aid.
The application is typically due by in the second half of April, with a definite deadline to be announced closer to the time. The application must include:
- A two-page statement of purpose, which describes the PhD project and a plan for the fellowship year,
- A curriculum vitae,
- An NYU transcript,
- Written confirmation from a faculty member in the hosting department that he or she agrees to act as a mentor for the year,
- A letter of support from the primary advisor.
Candidates are encouraged to discuss the project with the potential mentor before applying.
Please direct any questions and send all application materials to Nancy Smith-Amer.