For Graduate Students

The Program in Early Cultures is presently accepting funding requests for the academic year 2021-22. Our current deadline is Nov. 1. Please keep in mind that PEC accepts requests twice yearly: spring and fall.

Summer Top-up Grants for Graduate Students
While we cannot provide travel support this summer, we can accept proposals for other kinds of needs such as:  online course instruction, language learning or tutoring, purchase of books, software, or other equipment needed needed for your research.

  •  Typically between $500-$1000
  •  Applications due April 23.

Ad Hoc Grants for Students

  •  Intended to support work undertaken during the summer or winter recess, or unexpected needs arising during the academic year.
  •  Grants typically range from $300-$500
  •  Requests for more significant funding will be considered, particularly those directed toward organizing and hosting relevant workshops or conferences.

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
  • Summer assistance for purposes such as: language courses, exam preparation, and dissertation work​

To apply:
Please send the following items via email to [email protected]:
- A short descriptive paragraph
- A summary budget
- A CV (graduate students and post-docs, only)
- A note of support from your advisor or DGS (students only).

Questions? Contact Anne Heyrman-Hart for additional information and assistance completing your application.