Winter Session in
Washington, DC

Research Opportunities for
Harvard Students

Please Note: the program for January 2022 has been cancelled.

Program Dates: January 11-19, 2022
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021

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The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC offers the opportunity for five Harvard students to utilize the Center’s library collection for research in January. The CHS will provide housing in apartments on the CHS campus for one week and 24-hour access to the library. Additionally, the CHS will reimburse round trip transportation costs up to $400 and provide a per-diem for meals. 

Covid-19 Procedures

Harvard/CHS requires COVID vaccination for all community members. The successful candidates will submit proof of vaccination and will submit to Covid testing, following Harvard protocol. The CHS provides testing on campus weekly on Wednesday mornings. Winter Session participants will participate in testing at the CHS on the morning of January 12. Once students receive a negative test, they may use the library in the main CHS building.

Eligibility and Application Process

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Any graduate or undergraduate student of Harvard University is eligible to apply. The CHS especially encourages applicants who are currently engaged in research that matches the strengths of the library collection and the mission of the CHS.

To apply, fill out the online application form. The application will ask for the following:

  1. Contact information for your research advisor or mentor,
  2. A PDF copy of your current transcript,
  3. A PDF copy of your 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.