Career Development

The UC-HBCU Initiative

The UC-HBCU Initiative Summer 2020 Fellowship will provide up to four fully funded awards for participation in a six-week instructional introduction to ancient Greek (language), offered by the Classics Department at UCSB (The University of California at Santa Barbara). The course will run from June 24 to August 3, 2020, and will earn 4 transferable credit hours. 

In addition to a $3000 stipend, the fellowship includes:
    • summer course tuition remission
    • transportation to/from Santa Barbara
    • room and board for 6 weeks at UCSB, and
    • fee waiver when applying to graduate schools (in any PhD program) within the entire UC system


Moreover, successful PhD program applicants will receive:
    • five full years of financial support (tuition and stipend) within the UC system

We encourage all students intending to pursue a PhD in any graduate field to apply. Eligible students should currently be enrolled at Howard University. To apply, complete this application form

For full consideration, please submit your application materials by 15 November 2019 to Dr. Alexander Tulin (Chair, Department of Classics) at or submit directly to the Dept. of Classics (254 Locke Hall). Please be sure to obtain signed or emailed confirmation of your submission.

Review of applications will begin on this date and continue until all positions are filled. 

Poster of HU-UCSB notice (Fall 2019)

Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship - University of Virginia Department of Classics

 As part of its commitment to diversifying the graduate student body and the field more generally, the Department of Classics at the University of Virginia seeks to support students from groups that are underrepresented in our discipline and who have not yet received sufficient training and research experience to prepare them for admission to doctoral programs. We recognize that a number of students have not had the luck or privilege to have had access to Greek and Latin in college. We wish to welcome students from these underrepresented groups, whose participation is essential for Classical Studies to survive and thrive. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia is accepting applications to join the first cohort of Bridge to the Doctorate Fellows for enrollment in Fall 2020. The Bridge Fellowship is a fully funded two-year program assisting gifted and hard-working students in Classics to acquire research and language skills needed to pursue a Ph.D. in Classics. The Fellowship is geared exclusively to assist the professional and personal development of the Fellow, and as such it comes without teaching responsibilities. Fellows will receive $24,000 per year in living support and full payment of their tuition, and fees, and single-person coverage in the University’s student health insurance plan for a period of two years.

Our Bridge Program provides two full years of fellowship support without teaching responsibilities for students to enroll in a combination of courses, guided research opportunities, and UVA’s intensive graduate student professional development curriculum known as “PhD Plus.” Each Bridge fellow will work individually with faculty to develop a customized academic plan that will identify opportunities for additional disciplinary training, enable them to cultivate writing and research skills specific to their chosen field of expertise, and develop a competitive portfolio for applying to doctoral programs. Predicated on a student’s strong and sustained performance during the Bridge Fellowship, the Department of Classics is committed either to admitting qualified Fellows directly into the PhD program following the successful completion of the Fellowship or to assist Fellows with their applications to other PhD programs. The M.A. may be awarded upon the successful completion of the Departmental M.A. requirements (
We encourage in particular individuals from diverse ethnic groups, economically disadvantaged / low-income backgrounds, and first-generation college students to apply. Applications are accepted at:

In case of queries and for more information about the Bridge Fellowship in Classics, please contact: Coulter George (

Prerequisites and Criteria

Applicants for the Bridge Fellowship should have completed two years of college level training in one of the ancient languages (Latin or Greek), and preferably one year in the other.