Fellowship Description and Guidelines

The LCLF application for the 2023–24 academic year is now CLOSED.

Applications were due on or before November 6, 2022.  All applicants will be notified of the judges’ decision by February 28, 2023

The Loeb Classical Library Foundation awards fellowships to qualified scholars to support research, publication, and other projects in the area of classical studies. Fellowships will normally range from $1,000 to $40,000.

In the case of sabbatical replacement, applicants must have faculty or faculty emeritus status at a college or university at the time of application and during the entire time covered by the fellowship. Qualified scholars are eligible for support for publication of research.

Fellowships may be used for a wide variety of purposes. Examples include publication of research, enhancement of sabbaticals, travel to libraries or collections, reasonable payment of student research assistants, dramatic productions, excavation expenses, or cost of research materials. Individual fellowship requests may be only partially funded. In exceptional circumstances a fellowship may be extended or renewed, but a new application in must be submitted in a regular application cycle in order to obtain additional funding. A special selection committee will choose the persons to whom fellowships are to be awarded and recommend the amount of the fellowships.

James Loeb directed in his will that income from the Loeb Classical Library beyond that needed for the maintenance and enhancement of the Library eventually should be used "for the encouragement of special research at home and abroad in the province of Archaeology and of Greek and Latin Literature," and that awards should be granted "without distinction as to sex, race, nationality, color or creed."


General Explanation of Funding: Grants may not be deferred to subsequent academic years. Multi-year applications can only be funded for one year at a time. Future applications are welcome, but funding is not guaranteed. No more than three consecutive fellowships, or more than three fellowships over any five-year period, will be awarded. Three years must elapse between applications for salary replacement after receiving an LCLF fellowship for that purpose. If receiving salary support, total salary and awards from all sources are not to exceed 100% of grantee's annual salary for 2022–23; if receiving support for other purposes, the total LCLF grant and awards from all sources are not to exceed the grantee’s proposed budget. LCLF awards exceeding these limits will be reduced accordingly. Please note that we do NOT cover indirect costs (e.g. insurance, retirement contributions, taxes, etc.; please contact lclf@fas.harvard.edu with specific questions).