For Graduate Students

Grants for Graduate Students

Grants made by the Program in Early Cultures to graduate students are normally top-up funds, intended to supplement other sources of support. PEC grant amounts normally range from approximately $300 to $1000. Requests for larger amounts will be considered, particularly in the case of support for organizing and hosting relevant workshops.

Summer Top-Up Grants for Graduate Students

  • PEC Summer Top-Up Grants range between $500-$1000.
  • Applications are due by April 30, 2020 or November 1, 2020.
  • To view previous recipients of Summer Top-Up Grants, click here.

Ad Hoc Grants for Graduate Students

  • PEC Ad Hoc Grants typically range from $300-$500 
  • Ad Hoc Grant Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 
  • Intended to support work undertaken during the summer or winter recess, or unexpected needs arising during the academic year.

Examples of projects for which PEC may offer graduate support include:

  • Workshops or Conferences (Requests for more significant funding will be considered)
  • Reading group support
  • Travel to conferences, if delivering a paper (after other options, including Graduate School and department funding, have been explored or exhausted)*
  • Travel to archives or onsite research*
  • Summer assistance for purposes such as: language courses, travel related to research*, exam preparation, and dissertation work​

*Note: While we cannot provide travel support at this time, we can accept proposals for other kinds of needs such as:  online course instruction, language learning or tutoring, purchase of books or other equipment needed for your research, purchasing software or technology needed for your research.

To Apply:

Please send the following items via email to [email protected]:

  • A short descriptive paragraph
  • A summary budget
  • A note of support from your advisor or DGS (students only)
  • Your CV (graduate students and post-docs, only).