Types of Memberships
Acceptance to Membership at the School is a prerequisite for scholars wishing to make use of the facilities. Student applicants should consider carefully, in consultation with their advisors, which category of Membership is most appropriate for the work they intend to do in Greece. Categories of Membership open to students: Regular Membership for those participating in the Regular Program, Associate Membership for those pursuing independent research, Summer Session Membership for those accepted to the Summer Sessions, and Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session Membership for those accepted to the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session. Postdoctoral scholars are welcomed to the School as Senior Associate Members, as Members of the Summer Sessions, or as Members of the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session.
Regular Membership (September to June 1) affords the opportunity to participate in field trips to major archaeological sites of Greece in the fall; seminars in Athenian and Attic topography and monuments and in literature and history in the winter; and training in archaeological techniques at the School’s excavations at the site of Ancient Corinth in the spring. Applicants for admission to this program normally hold a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and literatures, ancient history, or classical art and archaeology from a North American institution or are engaged in graduate study in one of these fields at such an institution. It is desirable for Members to have had at least one year of formal graduate training before coming to the School. In addition to fees of $1,980 ($990 for students and graduates of the School’s Cooperating Institutions), a single member will have costs of about $20,000–$23,000 for the academic year, not including transatlantic airfare. (See Fees and Expenses) A limited number of fellowships is awarded on the basis of competitive examinations. Applications for admission and fellowships must be submitted by January 15.
Additional information and application to the Regular Program.
Associate Membership is open to graduate students and senior scholars pursuing research in Greece for longer or shorter periods of time who are not participants in the School’s Regular Program. All the extended facilities and services of the School are available to Associate Members upon payment of School Fees in the amount of US$ 220 per month for Student Associate Members or US$ 330 per month for Senior Associate Members, one half of which amount is waived for graduates, graduate students, and members of the faculty of any of the School’s Cooperating Institutions. These Fees may be prorated at the discretion of the Director for members attending the School for only a part of the academic year.
Student Associate Membership
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, and whose schedule does not allow them time to participate in the School’s Regular Program, or who have already completed the Regular Program. 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 Ph.D., has not yet completed his/her thesis.
Student Associate Members have full library privileges and access to the staff and services of the School. Use of other facilities and participation in other activities, e.g., Regular Program trips, can be offered only when space permits, and at the discretion of those responsible for the academic program. All new first year Members are expected to take part in the orientation program at the opening of the School year.
Students, having the same eligibility requirements as Student Associates, who wish to make use of the facilities of the School for periods of time shorter than the full academic year may apply for Visiting Student Associate Membership status; supporting material shall normally include an application, curriculum vitae and a statement of the project to be pursued. Visiting Student Associate Members shall have the same privileges as other Associate Members during the period of their stay in Greece. Additional information about application for Visiting Student Associate Membership.
Both Student Associate or Visiting Student Associate Membership obligates one to the payment of School fees for the time the Member is resident in Greece.
Senior Associate Membership
Independent and post-graduate scholars who wish to use the School’s facilities for their own research in Greece for a full academic year (September 1 to June 1) may apply to the Director in Athens to become a Senior Associate Member. Senior Associate Members have full library privileges and access to the staff and services of the School. Use of other facilities and participation in other activities can be offered only when space permits, and at the discretion of the Director. No deadline for Senior Associate Membership application. Senior Associate Members applying for fellowships must adhere to the fellowship application deadline.
Additional information and application for Senior Associate membership.
Scholars wishing to make use of the facilities of the School for periods of time shorter than the full academic year may apply to the Director in Athens for Visiting Senior Associate Membership status; supporting material shall normally include an application, curriculum vitae, a statement of the project to be pursued, and the dates of their planned visit to Greece. Visiting Senior Associate Members shall have the same privileges as other Associate Members during the period of their stay in Greece. Additional information and application for Visiting Senior Associate Membership.
Both Senior Associate or Visiting Senior Associate Membership obligates one to the payment of School fees for the time the Member is resident in Greece.
Summer Session Membership
The School also offers two six-week Summer Sessions. These are open to qualified graduate and advanced undergraduate students and to high school and college teachers, and admittance is on a competitive basis. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to become acquainted with Greece and its antiquities in a limited time for those who wish to improve their understanding of the relationship between the country (its monuments, landscape, and climate) and its history, literature, and culture.
The fee includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. A limited number of scholarships are available through the School. They are awarded on the basis of academic merit. Rates and fees are subject to change.
Additional information and application for the Summer Sessions.
Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session Membership
The month-long School program, the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session includes daily analysis and translation of Byzantine texts; paleography; introduction to the bibliography of Byzantine philology and electronic resources; introduction to the collections of the Gennadius Library; visits to area museums and libraries including the Byzantine, the Benaki, and the Epigraphy Museums and the National Library; visits to sites, museums, and monuments outside Athens including Corinth, Mistra, Thessaloniki, and Hosios Loukas; and individual tutorials and assignments for each student determined by his/her specific needs and field of study. The language of instruction is English.
The program is offered every other year at the intermediate level and will be geared to qualified students enrolled in a graduate program in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine, or medieval studies in any university worldwide. A minimum of two years of college level Classical Greek (or the equivalent) is required. If there are available spots, college professors in any university worldwide, who have no access to the instruction of Medieval Greek in their home institutions may also be considered. A diagnostic test (available electronically) may be administered to finalists before the final selection of students is made.
The fee covers the entire month in Greece. This includes tuition, lodging for the entire period, domestic travel within Greece, and museum and site fees. International airfare to and from Greece, meals, and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. The A.G Leventis Foundation funds 10 - 12 scholarships for the full amount of the fee, awarded on the basis of academic merit. Rates and fees are subject to change.
Additional information and application for 2015 Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session will be posted in Fall 2014.