MHAAM Graduate Fellowship


The Max Planck-Harvard Research Center for the Archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean (MHAAM) announces a new graduate fellowship to provide support for research on the science of the human past.  A fellowship of $25,000 for the 2017 – 2018 academic year will be awarded to a current Harvard University GSAS PhD student engaged in interdisciplinary study integrating archaeology, history and archaeoscience of the Ancient Mediterranean region.  In conjunction with the Department of Archaeogenetics at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany, and the Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard University, it is anticipated that the fellowship recipient will spend a portion of the award period at MPSHH in Jena.

The competition is open to Harvard University GSAS students who have successfully completed the general examination.  It is possible that there will be an opportunity to apply for a renewal of the award for a second year of research.

Fellowship candidates are evaluated by the following criteria:

  • Interdisciplinary character of research in the science of the human past
  • Feasibility and quality of the proposed research
  • Outstanding academic record
  • Standing in the academic department and graduate school
  • Consonance with the research programs sponsored by MHAAM

Candidates will apply for the MHAAM Fellowship electronically through CARAT, including all accompanying application materials.  Deadline for applications is April 5, 2017. 

Applications should include the following materials:

· Cover sheet (created by CARAT using profile information)

· Curriculum Vitae

· Statement of Purpose: please describe your project, outlining the scope and purpose of your research, describing your plan of study for the year, and placing your project in the context of your degree and your career plans. The Statement of Purpose should not exceed four double-spaced typed pages. Please include your name on each page and your original signature at the end of the statement.

· Two letters of recommendation, at least one of which should be from a member of the Harvard faculty

· Official transcripts from all graduate programs.  Please note that GSAS students may submit an unofficial transcript generated from my.harvard to represent their current graduate studies.

Please direct inquiries regarding MHAAM to: or via phone to Lisa Ransom Lubarr at (617) 496-3905.