The Lionel Pearson Fellowship, offered by the American Philological Association, aims to contribute to the training of American and Canadian classicists by providing for a period of study at an English or Scottish university. The fellowship provides a maximum stipend of $25,000 for one year, which the fellow may use to offset the costs associated with his or her degree course. Fellows may pursue multiple-year degrees, but the fellowship only provides support for the first year.
Competition is open to outstanding students of Greek, Latin, Classics, or closely related fields at any U.S. or Canadian college or university. Fellows must undertake a course of study that broadens and develops their knowledge of Greek and Latin literature in the original languages, and therefore must have a strong background in these languages. Fellows must have a bachelor’s degree before beginning their supported study and ordinarily take up the fellowship in the year following graduation.
Candidates for the fellowship must first be nominated by a faculty member in their undergraduate department, and the fellowship committee discourages departments from nominating more than one candidate. Nominees will receive application instructions once they have been nominated.