Lionel Pearson Fellowship

2014-2015

The Pearson Fellowship Committee invites nominations for the 2014-2015 Lionel Pearson Fellowship, which seeks to contribute to the training of American and Canadian classicists by providing for a period of study at an English or Scottish university. The competition is open to outstanding students majoring in Greek, Latin, Classics, or closely related fields at any American or Canadian college or university.

Fellows must undertake a course of study that broadens and develops their knowledge of Greek and Latin literature in the original languages; candidates should therefore have a strong background in the classical languages. They should expect to obtain the B.A. by September 2014, in order to begin an academic year of postgraduate work at that time. Normally, the recipient will hold the Fellowship in the academic year immediately after graduating with a bachelor’s degree. The term of the Fellowship is one year. The recipient may use the Fellowship for part of a longer program of study, but under no circumstances will support from the Fellowship extend beyond one year. Fellows are responsible for seeking and obtaining admission to the English or Scottish university where they intend to study.

Note these important changes in the Fellowship program for 2014-2015:  The maximum amount of the Fellowship will be $24,400 which may be used to offset academic fees, travel expenses, housing and subsistence costs, and book purchases.  The Fellowship amount ($24,400) is the maximum that the APA can award, but the Faculties of Classics of both Oxford and Cambridge Universities have generously offered to support the tuition expenses of any Pearson Fellow enrolled at their institution.  In these instances funds provided by the APA should be adequate to offset the Fellow’s other expenses, and the APA will attempt (but it cannot guarantee) to obtain a similar accommodation from another institution in the UK should the Fellow attend a university other than Oxford or Cambridge.

Candidates for the Fellowship require nomination by a faculty member who is familiar with their work. Faculty members who wish to nominate a student for the Fellowship must send the student's name and e-mail address to the current chair, Professor Dylan Sailor, who will send the nominator an application form and other relevant materials.  The committee discourages programs from nominating more than one student, and those desiring to make multiple nominations should contact the chair well in advance. Nominations and inquiries may be made only by e-mail to Prof. Sailor (dsailor@berkeley.edu).  The deadline for receiving nominations is Monday, September 30, 2013. 

The second step in the nomination process is the submission of a completed application.  Application materials will be sent to nominators and/or nominees via e-mail by October 4 and the completed application must arrive at the offices of the American Philological Association by Friday, November 1, 2013.

Last modified on September 19, 2013