Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library Foundation will once again be funding  four two-year postdoctoral fellowships to be held in the academic years 2022–2024.  The details for the competition for these fellowships are as follows:

Eligibility: Doctoral dissertation in the US or abroad in any area of classical studies, completed in the academic years 2020/21 or 2021/22.

Stipend: $50,000 plus reimbursements for health benefits (to $5000) if needed, and for modest moving expenses (to $1500) where needed to take advantage of a Visiting Scholar status (on which see further below); $2000 research fund.

Application Process Timing: The application portal will open on November 8, 2021 for the second round of funding.  All application materials must be received by February 15, 2022 (firm).  Judges' decision will be emailed to applicants before the end of March 2022.  Those applicants selected for funding will have until April 29, 2022 to accept their award.

Residency: Fellows should aim to establish a visiting scholar relationship with an academic institution (in some cases the home institution may be the most suitable) in which they can best carry out their research program.

Application Materials: A cover letter; a proposal (maximum 1000 words) for a specific research project to be carried out during the term of the fellowship, including a rationale for the proposed academic affiliation (see above); curriculum vitae; 3 letters of recommendation (submitted online); writing sample (5000–10,000 words); (for 2022 degree candidates) TOC with page range of completed chapters, detailed statement in dissertation adviser’s letter on prospects for completion.