Graduate Funding

Funding for the duration of graduate study is normally provided by outright fellowship grants in the first two years, by a dissertation completion fellowship in the final year, and by a combination of tuition grants and teaching fellowships in the intervening years. Candidates who have successfully completed their General Examinations (see below) are normally assigned teaching fellowships in undergraduate courses, which include elementary language courses, sophomore and junior tutorials, literature surveys, and courses taught in translation.

In addition, the GSAS offers a variety of fellowships for assistance at various stages, and also limited grants for summer language study, travel, and other projects. The Charles Eliot Norton Fellowship provides funding for a year or a summer at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, under the administration of the Trustees for Harvard University, offers some junior fellowships in the late classical, early Christian, and Byzantine fields.

The following Graduate School scholarships and fellowships are reserved in whole or in part for graduate students of the classics:

  • George Henry Chase
  • Arthur Deloraine Corey
  • Charles Haven Goodwin
  • William Watson Goodwin
  • Albert and Anna Howard
  • Francis Jones
  • The Loeb Classical Library Foundation
  • Joseph Benjamin Moors
  • Charles Eliot Norton
  • William King Richardson
  • Fred N. Robinson
  • Paul Shorey
  • Teschemacher Memorial

There are also endowed prize competitions for composition in Greek and Latin; see "Prizes."