The George Grote Prize in Ancient History is offered every year by the Institute of Classical Studies from the fund bequeathed by the late Professor V. L. Ehrenberg.
The Prize of £ 3,000 will be awarded for an original and hitherto unpublished study on a topic in ancient history, preferably Greek or Hellenistic history. Note that ancient history may be taken to include related topics in historiography, archaeology, and art history; if in doubt about the suitability of a topic, please consult the Chair.
The prize is open to graduate students of the University of London who have completed no more than four years of full-time research (or the part-time equivalent) by the 31st August in the current calendar year. Previous winners of the prize may not enter again. Nor may candidates submit the same piece of work more than twice. Entries will be judged by the George Grote Prize Committee, which is made up of teachers of Ancient History from within the University of London.
Candidates are asked to submit one chapter of their thesis (up to a maximum of 10,000 words including footnotes but excluding bibliography) and an abstract of the thesis in progress. Before entering, all candidates must consult their supervisor about the appropriateness of their entry, and every entry must be accompanied by the supervisor’s signed approval.
Entries (in two typescript copies plus electronic attachment, preferably in PDF format) should be sent, to arrive no later than 4 pm on Friday, the 30th of November 2012, to Dr R. W. B. Salway, Department of History, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT.
Chair, George Grote Prize Committee