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For Students

The School has funding available for short-term and academic year study.

Be aware that each fellowship may have a different deadline. 

About Recommendations

Recommendations are due on the same date as the deadline for applications, unless otherwise noted. Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the "Send Request Now" button on the online application form. Recommenders will be asked to upload their letters via the online application system, Submittable. It is also acceptable for recommenders to submit letters directly to this email address: application@ascsa.org. It is preferable for recommenders to submit their letters following the instructions in the automated email. All recommendations are confidential and will not be shared with an applicant. 


Funding for Short-term Study

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: December 15, 2023 EXTENDED DEADLINE

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. Applicants must be current AIA members at the Graduate or Professional level. Applicants must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have received a PhD within five years of application. An applicant may not be a member of ϳԹ during the year of application. At the conclusion of the fellowship tenure, each recipient must submit a report on the use of the stipend to the Chair of the AIA Fellowships Committee and the Director of the ϳԹ. After the tenure of their fellowships, recipients are also expected to submit abstracts to the AIA Program Committee within two years, in order be considered for participation in the AIA Annual Meeting.

Purpose: To support studies undertaken at the ϳԹ, Greece for no more than a year.

Terms: Two Fellowships of $8,500 each will be awarded in 2024 (one annual award subsequently). School fees, travel costs, housing, board, residence permit, and other living expenses are to be paid by the recipient from the fellowship. At the conclusion of the fellowship tenure, each recipient must submit a report on the use of the stipend to the Chair of the AIA Fellowships Committee and the Director of the ϳԹ. After the tenure of their fellowships, recipients are also expected to submit abstracts to the AIA Program Committee within two years, in order be considered for participation in the AIA Annual Meeting. The ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ be contributed to the Blegen Library of the School.  

ApplicationApplicants no longer need to apply concurrently to the ϳԹ for Associate Membership. Please note that all application materials submitted to the AIA, including transcripts and letters of recommendation,  will be shared with the ϳԹ Admissions and Fellowships Committee for review. The ϳԹ will review applications to determine eligibility for membership at the School independently of fellowship adjudication and will be in contact with applicants about offers of ϳԹ membership. An offer of membership does not indicate receipt of a fellowship award.  Consult the online application form on the AIA's website for necessary material for the application. Note that student applicants are required to submit academic transcripts (official or unofficial) as part of the online application, as well as two letters of reference. 

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The Gennadius Library offers the Cotsen Traveling Fellowship, a short-term grant awarded each year to Ph.D. holders or graduate students pursuing research topics that require the use of the Gennadeion collections.

The grant was established by the Overseers of the Gennadius Library to honor Lloyd E. Cotsen, former Chair of the Overseers and benefactor of the Library.

Eligibility:  Senior scholars (PhD holders) and graduate students of any nationality.

Terms:  Stipend of $2,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. The fellowship stipend can be used to cover travel costs, housing, board, residence permits (if applicable), and other living expenses. The fellowship requires residency in Athens of at least one month during the academic year from September 1 to June 1. The recipient is expected to take part in the activities of the Gennadius Library and the School as a whole in addition to pursuing research. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications resulting from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit an . The application includes a curriculum vitae; and a project description (up to 750 words) explaining the project and its specific relationship to the Gennadius Library or its collections, proposed dates, and a brief budget (not more than one page). Applicants should arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation by the application deadline. 

HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: March 15, 2024

This fellowship was established by the late Lloyd E. Cotsen, former Chair of the Overseers of the Gennadius Library, to honor Harry Bikakis, attorney of the American School, who exhibited much devotion and loyalty to the School during his term from 1979 to 1995.

Eligibility:  Graduate students at U.S. or Canadian institutions, or Greek graduate students, whose research subject is ancient Greek law and who need to work at ϳԹ libraries; or Greek graduate students working on excavations conducted by or affiliated with the ϳԹ. 

Terms:  Stipend of $1,875. School fees are waived either for the duration of the field project or for the academic year during which the fellow is carrying out research at the ϳԹ. The stipend may be used to cover travel costs, housing, board, and other living and research expenses. The fellow will be paid the stipend in one installment, about two weeks before arrival to the School or site of excavation for the term of the fellowship. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The fellowship cannot be held remotely; research must be carried out at the ϳԹ or in residency at an ϳԹ affiliated excavation. Fellowship can be held between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025.

Application:  Submit an , curriculum vitae, and a description (up to 750 words) explaining the project (or, for applicants seeking participation in fieldwork, your experience and interest in participation in the proposed ϳԹ excavation). Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be submitted online.

HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

Purpose: The Henry S. Robinson Fellowship provides funding for research at the ϳԹ excavations at Ancient Corinth. It is named for Henry Robinson, Director of the School from 1959 to 1969, who at the same time, as Director of Corinth Excavations, set the stage for a new era by reviving fieldwork and research at Corinth.

Eligibility: Established scholar or Ph.D. candidate, for research on a primary publication or doctoral dissertation specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ϳԹ excavations at Ancient Corinth in Greece. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. Preference is given to candidates who have not previously held the Robinson Fellowship or received substantial ϳԹ funding for the same project. Preference may be given to a candidate with a proposal that is concerned with Corinth in the Greek period.

Terms: The fellowship program allocates $4,000 per year from which awards may be given to one or more individuals. School fees are waived. Funding is for research activities at Corinth, to be used to cover living expenses, including room, board, and other costs associated with the study, such as costs of scientific analyses and specialized photography (e.g., infrared/3D scanning/etc.). The fellowship cannot be used for travel costs (to and from country of origin or within Greece).  A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ be contributed to Hill House and, as appropriate, the Blegen Library or the Gennadius Library of the School.

Duration: Up to three months, within the period from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. (Note: Availability of rooms and workspace is limited during the excavation season from April to June.) Awardee will set fellowship term dates in consultation with staff at Corinth. 

Application: Submit an . The application should include a curriculum vitae, proposal (including project outline, explanation of goals, statement of the significance of the project, work completed to date, schedule for completion, dates for project; up to three pages, single spaced), budget, and two letters of support, including one from dissertation advisor if applicant is a Ph.D. candidate.

JOAN AND EUGENE VANDERPOOL FELLOWSHIP AT THE ATHENIAN AGORA

DEADLINE: May 15, 2024

The Joan and Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship at the Athenian Agora supports research on any aspect of the Athenian Agora, including history, archaeology, literature, epigraphy, architecture, art history, and biodiversity. To learn more about the history of the fellowship, click here.

Eligibility: PhD holders and graduate students working on any aspect of the Athenian Agora from antiquity to the present are eligible. As noted, the fields of study may include, but are not limited to, all aspects of the history and material culture of the site. Open to all nationalities. 

Terms: The School awards at least one fellowship each year. The fellowship includes a stipend of $5,000 and a waiver of membership fees for the duration of residency in Athens while working on the proposed project (a maximum of two months membership fees covered). Costs of travel, lodging, board, visas, and incidentals can be paid from the stipend. Applicants may also include costs for the photographs/photographic permission and preparation of illustrations in their budgets. Applicants should specify and justify the proposed duration of work in Athens and related costs. The award is to be used between July 1, 2024 and June 30, 2025. A final report is due at the end of the award period. The ϳԹ expects that all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and that copies be contributed to the appropriate library of the School and to Agora’s research library. 

Application: Submit an online application form for the “Joan and Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), a timeline and budget of the proposed project, and two letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

DEADLINE: December 6, 2023 (note new deadline)

Eligibility: U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned the Ph.D. are eligible. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. It is not required that applicants be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all coursework, examinations and any other program requirements, other than the dissertation, by May 2023. Research must be carried out in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. 

Purpose: The Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Please visit for a list of participating overseas research centers.

Duration:  The award is for a minimum of 90 days.

Terms: Fellowship stipend up to $11,500 awarded by CAORC. Fellows may travel and carry out research between May 2023 and November 2024. Recipients may not hold any other federally funded grant at the same time, such as a Fulbright or NEH Fellowship. School fees, travel expenses, and living expenses are to be paid out of the fellowship stipend by the recipient. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ be contributed to the relevant library of the ϳԹ.

Application: Check the CAORC website for application and deadline details at . Upon notice from CAORC, successful applicants intending to use the ϳԹ will contact the Programs Administrator (Alicia Dissinger, programs@ascsa.org) to coordinate their time at the School. 

PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: March 1, 2024

Eligibility:  Regular Members and Student Associate Members currently in attendance at the School for the entire academic year.

Purpose:  To allow students in attendance at the School during the 2023-2024 academic year to travel in Greece or nearby lands to conduct a research project during the academic year from September 1, 2023 to July 1, 2024. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2023-2024 academic year will be considered. Preference is given to those who have not received funding for travel from their home institutions or other sources.

Terms:  Stipend of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived for the term of the grant. The fellowship may not be used for the cost of transatlantic travel, School trips, housing or board at the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application:  Submit an online application for the “,” including curriculum vitae, project description (between 500 and 750 words), budget, and one recommendation from dissertation advisor or Chair of the Graduate Program. 

VOISLAV SANEV FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: Rolling

This fellowship honors Voislav Sanev (1938-2007), who is remembered not only for his numerous archaeological excavations and publications but also for his willingness to help younger archaeologists in preparation of scholarly articles and for his ability to persuade diverse colleagues to co-operate for a common goal.  Eligibility is restricted to his fellow-citizens to support their research in Athens at the ϳԹ. Interested persons should contact Goran Sanev at the Archaeological Museum in Skopje for additional information and details of the application process.

W.D.E. COULSON & TONI M. CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

DEADLINE: March 15, 2024

Eligibility: Greek nationals, including staff of the Ministry of Culture and Sport, doctoral candidates, and faculty members of Greek institutions of higher education.

Purpose: W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program is offered for Greek Ph.D. students and scholars in any field of the humanities and social sciences, from prehistoric to modern times, to conduct research in Turkey, under the auspices of the  in Ankara and/or Istanbul during the academic year. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide an opportunity for Greek scholars to meet with Turkish colleagues and to pursue research in museums, archives, and library collections and at the sites and monuments of Turkey. Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through the Council of American Overseas Research Centers, which also provides funding for Turkish graduate students and senior scholars to study in Greece, under the auspices of the ϳԹ.

The ARIT library in Istanbul focuses on Ottoman and Byzantine Studies and the American Board of Missions. In Ankara, the library collections focus on Mediterranean and Near Eastern Archaeology.  ARIT helps visiting researchers access the many Turkish (and other) libraries, archives, museums, sites accessible to visiting researchers.  ARIT also supports research in fields outside of Turkish studies when significant materials are held in institutions within the country (e.g. Ottoman Egypt, Islamic studies, World War I history, various archaeological fields).

Duration:  From two weeks to two months.

Terms: Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses.  Four to eight awards are available. ARIT, located in Istanbul and Ankara, will provide logistical support and other assistance as required, but projects are not limited to those two cities. For further information about ARIT: . A final report to ϳԹ and ARIT is due at the end of the award period, and ϳԹ and ARIT expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of ϳԹ/ARIT be contributed to the relevant library of ϳԹ/ARIT. 

Application:  Submit an . The application includes a curriculum vitae, statement of the project to be pursued during the period of grant (up to three pages, single-spaced in length), and two letters of reference from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENT

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

Eligibility: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program and individuals with a Masters or Doctorate in a relevant discipline. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.

Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a Post- or Pre- Doctoral Fellowship.

Purpose: To conduct short-term, focused research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the ϳԹ as part of a program of research that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world, or adjacent areas, through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Wiener Laboratory facilities are especially well-equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes), and ancient materials studies.

Term: Variable; up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2023. The applicant is expected to be present at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment. Contributions to the Athens-based ϳԹ community during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment, in the form of seminars, colloquia, and workshops, participation in School field trips, or some combination of these and other activities, are encouraged.

Compensation: Stipend up to $7000 plus waiver of School fees. Fellow pays room and board.

For information and details about the application, click here.

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THE WILLIAM SANDERS SCARBOROUGH FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINEJanuary 15, 2024

This fellowship is intended to honor and remember Professor William Sanders Scarborough and to help foster diversity in the fields of Classical and Hellenic Studies and the Humanities more broadly by supporting students and teachers from underrepresented groups in their study and research at the ϳԹ.

William Sanders Scarborough (1852–1926), the son of an enslaved woman and a freedman, was a pathbreaking African American Classical scholar and public intellectual. Scarborough’s scholarship included philological works on Greek and Roman authors, as well as studies of African languages and African American folklore. His First Lessons in Greek (1881) was the first foreign language textbook by an African American author. He taught at Ohio’s Wilberforce University and Payne Theological Seminary, serving as Wilberforce’s president from 1908–1920. At least twice in his life (1886 and 1896), Scarborough hoped to attend the American School, with the encouragement of the School’s Managing Committee. Lack of funding, coupled with his many professional responsibilities, kept Scarborough from realizing his dream of going to Greece.

Eligibility: Open to graduate students, faculty members (K-12 and all levels of post-secondary education), and independent scholars residing in the United States or Canada (regardless of citizenship) whose geographic origin, diverse experiences, and socio-economic background are underrepresented at the School (including persons from the Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities). The fellowship is designed for such applicants whose studies, research, or teaching would benefit from residency at the School. Fellowship recipients need not be specialists in the field of Classical Studies. The School welcomes applicants from faculty of K-12 schools and from students or faculty from public and private universities, colleges, and community colleges; and encourages applications from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Terms and Duration: The fellowship supports up to three months in residence at the School to carry out proposed research projects, to join the School’s academic programs (field trips and seminars during the academic year, excavations at the Agora or Corinth, ϳԹ summer travel programs, scientific field schools, etc.), and/or to develop knowledge, resources, and collegial networks to enhance their teaching.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Programs Administrator well in advance of submitting their proposal for advice on matching the resources and opportunities of the School to their needs and interests. Fellowship winners will be paired with ϳԹ mentors who can assist them in planning and preparing for their time in Greece.

Applicants intending to use the fellowship to participate in an ϳԹ summer program must submit the Scarborough application AND a separate application to the relevant program(s) of interest. Applicants wishing to use the Scarborough fellowship to offset costs of participation in the Regular Member academic program of the School must also apply directly for Regular Membership (deadline Jan. 15, 2024); admission to the Regular Program requires that applicants write an examination in mid-February. The fellowship may not be held concurrently with Regular Member Fellowships. The fellowship may not be held remotely; residency in Athens is required.

Awards granted in the January 2024 competition must be used between June 1, 2024 and May 30, 2025.

Each award provides for $1500 per month (rounded upwards to the nearest whole month to a maximum of 3 month) as a stipend. The fellowship provides room and board at Loring Hall, a waiver of any applicable School fees (including summer program course fees), and one roundtrip economy-class airfare to Athens. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. The cost of participation on trips during the academic year is not covered (costs are billed in Athens after each trip). Meals or incidental expenses outside Loring Hall are not covered by the fellowship.

The School intends to make up to four awards each year.

Application: Submit an by the deadline.

A complete application will include:

  • A 2-page, single-spaced, statement indicating your eligibility, describing the proposed use of the fellowship including any formal program at the School you plan to apply for, the proposed timeframe for your work at the School (this includes proposed dates of attendance), and your project or research goals (as applicable). Please note that you may only change the proposed dates of attendance indicated on your application, after acceptance, with approval from the School’s administration. Due to limited housing space, we may not be able to accommodate requested changes to the proposed dates.
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A copy of current transcripts for student applicants (scans of official transcripts are acceptable).
  • Arrange for two letters of recommendation. Recommenders will be asked to upload their letters via the online application system, Submittable.  Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the "Send Request Now" button on the online application form.  

Questions? Contact: application@ascsa.org

Award decisions will be announced in March 2024.

Funding for the full academic year

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS (for returning Members)

DEADLINE: February 15, 2024

Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School are available to students to pursue independent research in Greece, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation. Applications for Advanced Fellowships are adjudicated based on the need to be in Greece and the feasibility of the proposed project. Current and past Regular and Student Associate Members who plan to pursue research in Greece are encouraged to apply for the following fellowships:

  • The Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity (stipend $15,000)
  • The Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture (stipend $11,500)
  • The Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology (stipend $11,500)
  • The Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery (stipend $11,500)
  • The Edward Capps Fellowship, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellowship, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship (unrestricted in area of research) (stipend for each is $11,500)

Eligibility:  Advanced graduate students, who have completed all requirements for their degree other than the dissertation, in classical studies, ancient Mediterranean studies, post-classical Greek studies, or related fields who have a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece. All applicants must have completed the Regular Program or one full academic year (Sept. – May) as a Student Associate Member.

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. The Kress Fellowship provides a stipend of $15,000 plus room and board (in Loring Hall) and waiver of fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for all fellows. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ be contributed to the relevant library of the School. Fellows are expected to conduct their work in Greece and to discuss the progress of their project with the Mellon Professor throughout the academic year. Fellows are required to give a public presentation of their research. Fellowship holders are considered full-time researchers and may not take on other employment without the express permission of the Director of the School.

Application: Submit an . The application will include the following:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  2. A project statement of no more than three single-spaced pages in length. A bibliography of not more than one page may be submitted along with the project statement (the bibliography does not count towards the length of the project statement);
  3. A list of other fellowships, if any, applied for with dates of notification of these awards;
  4. A letter of reference from your dissertation advisor on the feasibility of your work.  

CONSTANTINE AND GEORGE MACRICOSTAS FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The Constantine and George Macricostas Fellowship at the Gennadius Library supports research on Orthodox Christian Studies with an emphasis on history, religious traditions, and geographical, geopolitical, and cultural reach. Of particular interest is the significant role that the institution of the church played in the broader history of Hellenism. Opened in 1926 with the 26,000-volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library now houses 145,000 titles of rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. The collection includes rare and unique items on the intellectual, social, cultural, political and institutional history of the Orthodox Church through the centuries. Holdings of 90,000 research titles in open stacks complement the rare books and other collections to create a comprehensive resource for the history of Greece across the ages. The fellowship is for research in the Gennadius Library for the coming full academic year.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students and those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years with research projects focusing on the historical, political, and sociological dimensions of Eastern Orthodox religion from Late Antiquity to the present are eligible. The fields of study may include, but are not limited to religious studies, anthropology, history, philosophy, politics, law, and sociology. Open to all nationalities.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit an . An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and two letters of reference to be submitted online. Applications should specifically reference the Gennadius Library or its holdings, as well as the proposed project’s relation to the history of the Orthodox Church. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

The award will be announced by mid-March 2024. 

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: October 10, 2023 (5pm ET)

Visit the for fellowship details and stipend information. Simultaneous application to both the Fulbright Program and the ϳԹ is required. You must follow all rules and deadlines as set out by the Fulbright Commission, including any internal deadlines set by your institution (if applicable). Please note that you must submit your information directly to the Fulbright to be considered for the award. Once you have applied to the Fulbright, via their online application portal, you must also submit the same information directly to the ϳԹ using our online form - . As part of your application to the ϳԹ, three recommenders must also submit recommendations directly to the ϳԹ. The ϳԹ is also requesting a short (250 words maximum) statement identifying the ϳԹ resource(s) that will be particularly relevant to your project, that will be uploaded as part of your applicaiton to the ϳԹ.

Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, you may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the "Send Request Now" button below. Recommenders will be asked to upload their letters via the online application system, Submittable. It is also acceptable for recommenders to submit letters directly to this email address: application@ascsa.org. It is preferable for recommenders to submit their letters following the instructions in the automated email. Please remind your recommenders that they should submit the same recommendation to the ϳԹ as they submitted to the Fulbright. We do not require any extra additional information from the recommendations. 

Eligibility for an “Affiliation Letter” from the ϳԹ: Per our membership rules, Student Associate Membership (for people not holding a PhD) is open to graduate students with a minimum of two years of graduate work, or graduate students who have passed qualifying exams. Current college seniors are not eligible for membership, and we encourage them to consider applying to our Regular Member Program (if eligible).

To request an "Affiliation Letter" from the ϳԹ for an application made to the Fulbright, use this form: 

NOTE: You must apply for a letter of affiliation at least two weeks prior to your institute’s deadline. The committee needs at least two weeks turnaround time for all applications. If you apply less than two weeks before your institute’s deadline, we cannot guarantee you will receive notice from the committee by your deadline.

For more information on the Fulbright at the ϳԹ, see: , or email application@ascsa.org.

JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

Field of Study:  Archaeology

Eligibility: U.S. or Israeli citizens who are either Ph.D. candidates writing their dissertations in archaeology, or early-career scholars (Ph.D. earned within the last five years) completing a project that requires a lengthy residence in Greece. Applicants can propose to use any of the School’s research facilities, as long as their research topic has an archaeological component. 

Terms and Duration:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall. The fellow is expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the relevant library of the School. 

Application: Submit , curriculum vitae, and a detailed description of the project to be pursued in Greece (250-word abstract and a statement up to 1500 words in 12pt font, single spaced). Arrange for two letters of recommendation. Student applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application.

KATHRYN AND PETER YATRAKIS FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The Yatrakis Fellowship supports research on topics that require use of the Gennadius Library. Opened in 1926 with the 26,000-volume collection of diplomat and bibliophile Joannes Gennadius, the Gennadius Library houses today 145,000 titles of rare books and bindings, research materials, manuscripts, archives, and works of art that illuminate Hellenism, Greece, and neighboring civilizations from antiquity to modern times. Rare maps of the Mediterranean, early editions of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and a laurel wreath belonging to Lord Byron are just some of the unique items. Holdings of 90,000 research titles in open stacks complement the rare books and other collections to create a comprehensive resource for the history of Greece through the ages.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students and those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years. Open to all nationalities. For research in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025 and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit an . An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and two letters of reference to be submitted online. Please note that applications should reference the Gennadius Library or its specific holdings in regards to the proposed project. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP IN POST-CLASSICAL STUDIES AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The Gennadius Library offers the M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies, in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities appear widely in books on Greek culture.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students at a U.S. or Canadian institution, or those who have earned the Ph.D. within the last 5 years from a U.S. or Canadian institution, regardless of citizenship. Candidates focused on Late Antique through Modern Greek Studies, including but not limited to the Byzantine, Frankish, Post-Byzantine, and Ottoman periods should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit an . An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and two letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

REGULAR MEMBER APPLICANT FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the anonymous qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. For more about School fees, visit the School Fees and Expenses page

Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology (traditionally named on the basis of performance on the art and archaeology examination), the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature (whose selection reflects performance on combined scores on the history and literature examinations), and nine Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology.

ϳԹ Regular Membership cannot be held in conjunction with a US Student Fulbright Grant. Students who take up a US Student Fulbright Grant must seek Associate Membership at the ϳԹ. Please click here for information about the Fulbright grant.

For more information about the Regular Member program and how to apply, visit the Academic Year Program page.

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SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH ON MUSIC

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music supports research that focuses on the cultural history of music in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. The fellowship aims to promote the study of interactions among Western European, Byzantine, Islamic and Jewish cultures from the medieval to the modern period.

Eligibility: Career musicians or researchers who are currently Ph.D. candidates or have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years. Open to all nationalities. For research in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year.

Fields of Study: Musical composition, Music conducting, History of Music, Musicology, and related fields. Fellows will be expected to conduct a program of original research on a theme related to the collections of the Gennadius Library.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit an . An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and two letters of reference to be submitted online. Please note that applications should reference the Gennadius Library or its specific holdings in regards to the proposed project. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

The award will be announced by mid-March.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN ARCHITECTURE

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present.

Eligibility: Practicing architects, or researchers who are currently Ph.D. candidates, or those who have received their Ph.D. within the last five years. Open to all nationalities. For research in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year.

Fields of Study: Includes Architectural Design and Urban Planning, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes, etc.) and other appropriate resources of the School.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board in Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. Meals, Monday through Friday, are provided at Loring Hall for the fellow. Fellows are expected to be engaged full-time in the supported research from early September 2024 to late May 2025, and are expected to participate in the academic life of the School. Any concurrent employment requires the permission of the Director of the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ϳԹ expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ϳԹ acknowledge the support of the ϳԹ and be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit an . An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and two letters of reference to be submitted online. Please note that applications should reference the Gennadius Library or its specific holdings in regards to the proposed project.  Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

The award will be announced by mid-March.

Wiener Laboratory Pre-Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2025-2027

DEADLINEApplication form will open in fall 2024 (details below are subject to change)

Eligibility: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams. Applicants are welcome from any college or university worldwide. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply.

Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a pre- Doctoral Fellowship. Exceptions will be granted only in extraordinary cases.

Purpose: To conduct research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the ϳԹ that addresses substantive problems pertaining to the ancient Greek world and adjacent areas through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences.  Laboratory facilities are especially well equipped to support the study of human skeletal biology, archaeobiological remains (faunal and botanical), environmental studies, geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes), and ancient materials studies.

Term: Two (2) years. It is expected that the applicant will be present at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment during each academic year (Sept.-June 1). Contributions to the Athens-based ϳԹ community during the tenure of the appointment, in the form of seminars, colloquia, and workshops, participation in School field trips, or some combination of these and other activities, are encouraged.

At the conclusion of the fellowship the successful applicant is expected to have published or have made significant progress on the publication of one (1) peer review publication on research conducted during the tenure of the fellowship. All publications resulting from research supported by this fellowship (whether written during the tenure of the fellowship or afterward) must acknowledge the support received from the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science and list the laboratory as one of the affiliations of the researchers. The laboratory must also receive PDFs of all publications resulting from this support. Failure to comply with these requirements will negatively impact future appeals for further support.

The recipients will be expected to submit progress reports on their work. Continued funding for the second year of the fellowship will be contingent upon the approval of the Wiener Laboratory.

Compensation: Stipend of $20,000 plus waiver of School fees, each academic year. Fellow pays room and board.

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The ϳԹ does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.