Graduate Fellowships

2024 Call for Nominations for Graduate Recruitment Awards from Global Antiquity

Please note that the nomination period has passed. Dossiers are currently under review, and departments and programs can expect to be notified of recipients in the coming weeks.

Graduate Recruitment Awards are distributed by Global Antiquity to assist in the process of bringing new graduate students who have expressed a commitment to pursue some aspect of ancient studies to UCLA. The purpose of the award, added to a student’s offer in their first year, is to enhance UCLA’s competitiveness for the most highly recruited doctoral students. Any admitted student whose work is directly relevant to ancient worlds is eligible to receive an award, though priority may be given to students whose potential advisor(s) is a Global Antiquity affiliate. For faculty members who are interested but not yet affiliated, we would be delighted to welcome you, and we invite you to email Dr. Jonathan Winnerman, Academic Administrator for Ancient Studies, at

Approximately four successful applicants will be awarded with fellowships in the amount of $2,500, which shall be added to the financial offer made by their admitting department or program and disbursed in one lump sum in Fall Quarter 2024. To nominate a student for this award, SAOs/graduate advisors should submit the following materials:

  1. The student’s complete application package, including copies of transcripts, personal statements, and letters of recommendation;
  2. A short paragraph from the department or adviser explaining the nomination;
  3. A rank-ordered list of the department’s admitted students (at least the top five).

These materials should be submitted to Dr. Jonathan Winnerman at by Thursday, February 29 at 5:00 pm. Advisors and departments shall be notified of their nominee’s status by the middle of March. Advisors should then be prepared to coordinate with Global Antiquity and your department’s Student Affairs Officer to notify prospective students of their award via the central funding letter for admitted students, as per UCLA DGE policy.

Recipients of this award will be named Global Antiquity Graduate Fellows and have a summary of their research featured on the Global Antiquity website. They will be required to submit a one-page summary describing how this award benefited their research and education during the academic year 2024–2025.