The H.A.P.S. scholarship is possibly the first crowd-funded grant aimed at helping humanities Ph.D. students - specifically, those studying the Ancient Near East. The grant ($2,000 for each scholar) is intended to be spent funding research conducted over Summer 2022, either in the field, on a research trip, or just sustaining yourself while you write up results and research.
While we have few application requirements, one of the goals of the H.A.P.S. scholarship is to bring academic research to an audience of interested non-specialists. Shortlisted applicants appear live on the Digital Hammurabi YouTube channel to discuss their research interests and present their summer plans, allowing our audience to interact with you in real time. Successful applicants are invited back and to report on their summer activities. This is intended to benefit the viewing audience, but also to provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience in explaining their work to non-specialists.
Summer Research Grant applications are CLOSED for Summer 2022. Please check back in early 2023 for next summer's application form!