Dear GSAS Students,
Last week, I announced the launch of the GSAS Emergency Support Initiative, the first phase in GSAS student support that includes targeted measures designed to help PhD students overcome academic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications are now open for:

  • Emergency COVID-19 funds for GSAS students, including lost-time funding and emergency summer research awards;
  • GSAS visiting fellow status opportunities;
  • Postdoctoral writing and fellowship appointments.

Please visit to learn more and apply.
This phase of support was designed to prioritize research or postgraduate plans that, due to access issues or personal conditions, were severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As I mentioned in my earlier message, GSAS is working with our University partners to evaluate additional categories of need to determine the next phase of support so that we may expand the program.
As more opportunities for support become available, I will be in touch.

Emma Dench 
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics 

Update on the Emergency Support Initiative