ISAW Is Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2020 Enrollment in PhD Program

By Marc LeBlanc

ISAW is now accepting applications for fall 2020 admission to its Doctoral Program in the Ancient World via the NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science application portal. ISAW's recommended application deadline is December 18th, and the final deadline is January 4th. Prospective students are invited to visit ISAW on October 21st for an Open House that includes an information session about the doctoral program, a tour of the building and library, meetings with faculty and current students, and sessions on archaeology, digital humanities, and exhibitions at ISAW.

Encompassing the ancient world from the western Mediterranean to East Asia, from the Neolithic to the early Medieval period, ISAW is focused on creating a new generation of scholars whose work crosses over the disciplinary boundaries of traditional departments. In this way, knowledge of the cultures, art, languages, religions, economic systems, and interactions of the ancient world can be deepened and expanded. Doctoral students at ISAW have the opportunity to take research seminars, colloquia, lectures, and directed readings with the outstanding faculty within ISAW and NYU and at other universities and institutions in the metropolitan area. Additionally, the ISAW Visiting Research Scholar program brings in experts in a variety of fields from across the world who participate in the graduate seminars and present public lectures, serving as an additional vital resource for our students.

Matriculated students in good standing at ISAW receive five years of fellowship support as they progress successfully through the program and can apply for a sixth year of support. ISAW graduate fellowships cover the cost of tuition, fees, and health insurance premiums and provide an annual stipend, which is currently $41,850 for the 2019-20 academic year. Students are also eligible to apply for departmental funding for conferences, research, and fieldwork.