Faculty Fellowships

Please note that the deadline for this year’s cycle of Faculty Fellowships has passed. 

Call for Applications for Global Antiquity Faculty Fellowship Awards

Global Antiquity announces a call for applications for Faculty Fellowship Awards. These grants are awarded to UCLA ladder faculty members who wish to conduct research on ancient worlds. This may include comparative approaches, topics on the periphery of traditional fields of inquiry, and research that frames antiquity to address fundamental queries relevant to the Humanities today. This contribution may take the form of a book project, article, edited volume, series of community outreach lectures, or an interdisciplinary project.

4 to 8 successful applicants will be awarded with grants in the amount of $2,500 to $5,000 that shall be disbursed as a lump sum. Awards shall be used during the 2024–2025 academic year with a utilization deadline of June 30th, 2025.

Eligible recipients are all UCLA ladder faculty members whose work pertains to ancient studies. It is recognized that “ancient” may refer to vastly different chronological ranges when applied to different geographic areas and that what qualifies as ancient studies is field specific. We also encourage applications from scholars working in areas of the world whose ancient pasts have previously been underrepresented in the academy. To apply, faculty should submit the following items as a single PDF document:

  1. A cover page containing the faculty member’s full name, title, UID, department, and email address;
  2. A paragraph explaining how this fellowship will support faculty research for the upcoming academic year (2024–2025), how it will further the goals of Global Antiquity, and how the research will be shared and distributed;
  3. A short description of the research to be supported by the award;
  4. A current CV.

This PDF application package should be submitted to Dr. Jonathan Winnerman, Academic Administrator for Ancient Studies, at jwinnerm@ucla.edu by Monday, April 15 at 5:00 pm. Recipients shall be notified in the spring quarter before the end of instruction.

Please note that recipients may be asked either to participate in a brownbag lunch series during the 2024–2025 academic year or to submit a one-page summary of their research that also details the intended method of distribution (a monograph, article, workshop, etc.). A short bio and description of this research will also be featured on the Global Antiquity webpage.