Winter Session in Washington, DC

Research Opportunities for Harvard Students

Program Dates: January 11-18, 2017
Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

Apply now!

The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC offers the opportunity for five Harvard College students to utilize the Center’s library collection for thesis research in January. The CHS will provide housing in shared apartments on the CHS campus for one week, 24-hour access to the library, and lunch on weekdays. Additionally, the CHS will reimburse round trip transportation costs up to $500.00.

Eligibility and Application Process 

Current juniors and seniors at Harvard University from any concentration are eligible to apply. The CHS especially encourages applicants who are currently engaged in thesis research that matches the strengths of the library collection and the mission of the CHS.

To apply, fill out the online application form by December 5, 2016. The application will ask for contact information for your thesis advisor or mentor and will ask you to submit PDF copies of the following:

  1. Contact information for a thesis advisor,
  2. A current transcript,
  3. A resume, and
  4. A research proposal or abstract (250-500 words).

About the Library

The Center for Hellenic Studies Library collection focuses upon and supports research in all areas of ancient Hellenic civilization. The collection includes literature (archaic, classical, Hellenistic and early imperial), history, philosophy, religion, art, archaeology, architecture, epigraphy, papyrology, medicine, mathematics, science and numismatics. Collections in Latin Literature and Roman Studies are less complete, but very useful for comparative purposes and interdisciplinary projects.

For more information about the Center for Hellenic Studies Library, see the webpage.