The American School of Classical Studies at Athens
  • Welcome Jenifer Neils
  • From the Field Jenifer Neils, the Elsie B. Smith Professor in the Liberal Arts in the Department of Classics at Case Western Reserve University, is the new Director of the American School, beginning July 2017. An internationally renowned scholar in classics and art history, her work on the Parthenon has earned her the reputation as one of the world’s most established authorities on the monument. Prof. Neils shares here her perspectives on the School, Hellenic studies, and Greece as she prepares for the post.
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About the ASCSA

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is one of America’s most distinguished teaching institutions devoted to advanced study and research of the Greek world. The School provides a unique opportunity to study first-hand the sites and monuments of Greece, and is also a superb resource for research in fields ranging from antiquity to modern Greece, thanks to its two internationally renowned libraries, archives, excavation study centers, and archaeological science laboratory.

For descriptions of fellowships and grants available from the ASCSA, please visit the Fellowships and Grants page. The page has detailed information about each fellowship, as well as instructions for the application process.

For descriptions of the types of memberships available at the ASCSA, please visit the Types of Membership page. This page has detailed information about Membership, as well as instructions for the application process.

  • Membership for Students - full year or short term: Student Associate Membership is open to graduate students from colleges and universities in the U.S. or Canada who are working on specific projects, such as the dissertation, that require extended residence in Greece. An applicant for Student Associate Membership is a graduate student in a field relevant to the mission of the School (e.g., Classics, Classical studies, Classical archaeology, anthropology, architecture, history of art, philosophy, prehistory, or studies in post-classical Greece) with a minimum of two years of graduate work, or a graduate student, who, having passed his/her qualifying examinations for the PhD, has not yet completed his/her thesis.
  • Membership for Scholars or Post-Doctoral Researchers - full year or short term: Senior Associate Membership is for Independent and Post-doctoral scholars who wish to use the School’s facilities for their own research in Greece. Senior Associate Members have full library privileges and access to the staff and services of the School.

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