Applications are accepted between 1 November 2022 and 1 February 2023. Notifications will be made in May 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. Late recommendations will not be accepted.
All graduate students whose primary research focuses on an aspect of Byzantine studies are eligible. Applicants must have an approved dissertation project by the application date.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
- Significance: The extent to which the proposed dissertation research will make an original and important contribution to the field of inquiry it addresses.
- Approach: The extent to which the conceptual framework and methodology are clearly presented and appropriate for the proposed research.
- Need: The extent to which the funding will make a significant contribution toward the completion of the dissertation.
- Funds must be used between 1 July 2023 and 30 June 2024.
- Names of recipients and their projects will be published on the MJC website.
- Recipients will submit by 1 September 2024 a brief report (400–500 words) outlining the work accomplished during the grant period and explaining how the grant money was used.
- Recipients will submit by 1 September 2024 a précis (200–250 words) of her/his report highlighting the work accomplished during the grant period. The précis will be posted on the MJC website.
- In any publications resulting from the grant, the recipient will acknowledge the Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.
- Grants may be combined with other funding sources.
- Funds awarded to international applicants may be subject to US tax withholding. International applicants will receive funds in US dollars via wire transfer.
The Mary Jaharis Center recognizes that the Covid-19 pandemic may continue to disrupt travel, access to archives, libraries, museum collections, etc. for the foreseeable future and that conditions may change quickly and unexpectedly. Grant recipients who need to alter the research plan outlined in their application because of the pandemic will be required to report changes to the Mary Jaharis Center and have their new research plan approved.
For questions about the grant, the application process, or reimbursement, contact Brandie Ratliff, Director, Mary Jaharis Center for Byzantine Art and Culture.