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For Scholars

The School has funding available for short-term and academic year study for recent PhD graduates, as well as established scholars.

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. 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. 

Fellowships for Recent PhD Graduates

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

DEADLINEDecember 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. 

Application: Applicants 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. 

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. 

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 an , 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.

The award will be announced by mid-March 2023. 

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.

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.

Fellowships for Established Scholars and Recent PhDs

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 (Ph.D. 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.

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR

DEADLINE: October 31, 2023

Term: Early September 2023 to end of May 2024.

Eligibility: An established scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School who possesses a significant record of publication and teaching and is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Applicants should hold the rank of Associate Professor (or equivalent) or higher. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent funding from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior. Applicants should have reasonable expectation of being granted leave to take up the position should it be awarded. Successful applicants are normally given about four weeks from late December to early January to accept or decline the award. The Whitehead Scholar is considered a fulltime position, and holders may not accept other forms of employment during the tenure of the award.

Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that uses the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars participate in the academic life of the School in a variety of ways, especially by working closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and by joining School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website here.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, well in advance of the October 31 deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.

Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse and one-half student rate for dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on any or all of the field trips and excursions that comprise the Regular Academic program. 

Application: On or before October 31, applicants should submit the following materials .

  • Brief statement of interest (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3-pages), including list of publications
  • Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
  • Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
  • Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece
  • Two letters of recommendation to be submitted online by October 31. 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 application form.

The selection committee may conduct a short interview as part of the application process, and finalists will be notified in advance.

The appointments will be announced by January 15, 2024.

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.

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

The ϳԹ is pleased to announce the fifth year of a six-year program of fellowships funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.

Eligibility: Ph.D. holders working on a publication assignment from Corinth, the Athenian Agora, Lerna, or an affiliated project of the ϳԹ are eligible to apply. Current salaried employees of the School are not eligible.

Terms: The School awards up to four grants each year. Stipends are for a minimum of three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000) to be used between May 1, 2024 and March 31, 2025. School fees, travel costs, housing, board, residence permits (if applicable), and other living expenses are to be paid out of the stipend by the recipient. Applicants are encouraged to include costs for the preparation of illustrations in their budgets. Fellowship stipend cannot be used toward salary replacement. A final report and budget (showing expenditure of all funds) are due at the end of the award period (no later than March 31, 2025), 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 Blegen Library or another relevant library of the School.

Application: Submit an ; curriculum vitae; proposal (maximum of three pages, single-spaced, including project outline, explanation of goals, statement of the significance of the project, work completed to date, schedule for completion); a budget (no more than one page); letter of support from the appropriate excavation director; and two letters of recommendation.

Award will be announced March 15. 

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 .


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships at the ϳԹ

Deadline: October 31, 2023

The NEH Fellowship supports postdoctoral and advanced research in all humanities fields supported by its mission and resources. Founded in 1881, the ϳԹ (ϳԹ) is a premier resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 113,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 146,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at the Athenian Agora and Corinth excavations, and at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences. By agreement with the Greek government, the ϳԹ is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study collections.

Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ϳԹ has supported projects for over 60 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities. 

Eligibility:  Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in all fields relevant to the mission of the ϳԹ who are US citizens, or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline.

Terms:  Two to four fellows will be selected for awards of 4, 5, or 9 months duration. The monthly stipend per fellow is $5,000 allocated from a total pool of $90,000 per year. Applicants should indicate their preference for the length and dates of tenure of the award to coincide with the American School's academic year: 9 months, Sept. 2024-end of May 2025; 4 months, Sept. - Dec. 2024; 5 months, January to end of May 2025. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. Foreign travel (while holding the fellowship) must be undertaken on U.S. flag carriers, wherever such service is available 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 will be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH requires public acknowledgment of the projects it supports on all materials resulting from or related to the NEH award. The NEH Fellow is also requested to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles directly to the NEH.

NEH Fellows should use the ϳԹ as their primary research base, but research may be carried out throughout Greece.

Application: Submit an on the ϳԹ website by October 31. 
The following items should be included in the application submitted online to the ϳԹ:

  1. Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
  2. A statement of the project (up to five pages, single spaced), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved (where applicable), and the reasons it should occur at the ϳԹ. 
  3. Current curriculum vitae.  If not a US citizen, state US visa status/date of residence.
  4. Supply names and contact information for three specialists, without any conflicts of interest, who might act as readers of the application.
    1. Areas of possible conflicts of interest include, but are not limited to: family members; people who are involved with your proposed project; people who are employed with you currently at your place of employment (for example, a professor employed at your home institution and/or same department); someone who is a letter writer for the current application; and someone who is a close and/or frequent collaborator. 
  5. Names and contact information for three recommenders who are familiar with the applicant’s work and field of interest. These recommenders should be able to comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully. After the online application is submitted, the recommenders will automatically be sent instructions about how to upload a letter 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. Recommendations are due by the application deadline. 

The following criteria will be used by the Selection Committee when considering applications.

  1. Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
  2. Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
  3. Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
  4. Will the stated scope of the project be completed during tenure of the fellowship?
  5. Does the American School provide resources that are not available at the home institution and, hence, will residency in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?
  6. Do the applicant's qualifications, training and expertise in the proposed area and their past productivity give confidence that the overall project will be accomplished in a timely fashion. 

The awards will be announced during February. Awardees will be expected to accept the award within two weeks of notification of funding, but no later than March 1.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations here, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

DEADLINE: March 15, 2024

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 (Turkish applicants applying to study at the ϳԹ should visit the ARIT website).

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).

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

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), a proposed timeline (including proposed dates of research) and budget, and two letters of reference from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project.

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.

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.

 

For information and questions contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab Director) at TKarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

For more information and to apply

WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2024-2027

DEADLINE: January 15, 2024

Eligibility: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is limited to individuals who have received their Ph.D. within the last seven (7) years. Preference will be given to studies related to ϳԹ directed or affiliated project. Individuals who have received prior support as Pre-Doctoral Fellows must wait four (4) years before applying for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Purpose: To conduct research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at 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: Three (3) years. Applicant is expected to be present at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment during each academic year (Sept.-June 1). This is a full-time research appointment; any concurrent employment during the academic year requires the permission of the Director of the School. 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 two to three (2-3) peer-reviewed publications 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 Sciences 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 appeals for future support.

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

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 plus waiver of School fees, each academic year. Fellow pays room and board.

For more information and details about the application, click here.

For information and questions contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab Director) at TKarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

For more information and to apply

WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2026-2029

DEADLINE: Call for applications will open fall 2025

Eligibility: TBA

Purpose: TBA

Term: Three (3) years. More details forthcoming.

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 plus waiver of School fees, each academic year. Fellow pays room and board.

For information and details about the application, click here.

 

For information and questions contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab Director) at TKarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr
 

For more information and to apply

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 . 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. 

Award decisions will be announced in March 2024.

Summer Positions at the School for Established Scholars and Recent PhDs

Gertrude Smith Professor(s), Director of the Summer Session or Summer Seminars

If you would like to apply to lead the Summer Session or a Summer Seminar, click here to learn more on the "Positions Available" page.

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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.