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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Director of the School, Prof. Jenifer Neils, giving a lecture to students on the Athenian Acropolis.

Types of Membership

Acceptance of Membership at the School is a prerequisite for scholars wishing to make use of the facilities.

Categories of Membership open to students: Regular Membership for those participating in the formal academic program, Associate Membership for those pursuing independent research (Student Associate Membership) either for a full year or for a shorter term, Summer Session Membership for those accepted to the Summer Session, Summer Seminar Membership for participants of the Summer Seminars, and Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session Membership for those accepted to the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session.

Post-doctoral scholars are welcomed to the School as Associate Members (Senior Associate Member) either for a full year or a shorter term, Members of the Summer Session, Members of the Summer Seminars, or Members of the Gennadius Library Medieval Greek Summer Session.

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

Regular Membership 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. For more detailed information, please visit the Regular Member page

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

There are two types of Associate Membership: Student and Senior Associate Membership. 

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. 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.

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.

If you qualify for Student Associate Membership and are applying for a fellowship (ie not applying to the Regular Member Program), on the Associate Membership with Fellowship Application form, you will check the relevant box for Student Associate Member. Please reference the Fellowships and Grants page for specific details and deadlines for each application. 

If you qualify for Student Associate Membership and are NOT applying for a fellowship or Regular Membership, and would like to be at the School for the entire academic year (September 1 to June 1, Student Associate Member status) or for a time shorter than the full academic year (Visiting Student Associate Member status), please submit the Associate Membership ApplicationPLEASE NOTE that if you are a first-time applicant to the School, and are not applying for a fellowship, you must submit the online application, along with a Curriculum vitae, a statement of the project to be pursued, and names and contact information of two individuals who would be willing to provide supporting letters. One letter of recommendation must be from your dissertation advisor or the Chair of the Graduate Program of your home institution. Instruct your recommenders to submit their recommendation by using this link: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/z7x0x5/. However, if you have been a member of the School, at any time in the past, you need only submit the online application. There is NO DEADLINE for Student Associate Membership, if not applying for a fellowship, although applicants should submit their applications at least two weeks prior to their arrival at the School.

Both Student Associate and Visiting Student Associate Members pay School fees for the time the Member is a resident in Greece.

Download the sample application form for Student Associate Membership and Visiting Student Associate Membership, first time, not applying for fellowship.
Download the sample application form for Student Associate Membership and Visiting Student Associate Membership, returning member, not applying for fellowship. 

Senior Associate Membership
Independent and Post-doctoral 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 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. There is NO DEADLINE for Senior Associate Membership application. Senior Associate Members applying for fellowships must adhere to the fellowship application deadline. Please reference the Fellowships and Grants page for specific details and deadlines for each application.

If you qualify for Senior Associate Membership and are applying for a fellowship, on the Associate Membership with Fellowship Application form, you will check the relevant box for Senior Associate Member. Please reference the Fellowships and Grants page for specific details and deadlines for each application.

If you qualify for Senior Associate Membership and are NOT applying for a fellowship, and would like to be at the School for the entire academic year (September 1 to June 1, Senior Associate Member status) or for a time shorter than the full academic year (Visiting Senior Associate Member status), please submit the Associate Member Application. Scholars wishing to make use of the facilities of the School for periods of time shorter than the full academic year may apply for Visiting Senior Associate Membership status. PLEASE NOTE that if you are a first-time applicant to the School, and are not applying for a fellowship, you must submit the online application, along with a Curriculum vitae and a statement of the project to be pursued. However, if you have been a member of the School, at any time in the past, you need only submit the online application. There is NO DEADLINE for Senior Associate Membership, if not applying for a fellowship.

Both Senior Associate and Visiting Senior Associate Membership pay School fees for the time the Member is a resident in Greece.

Download the sample application form for Senior Associate Membership and Visiting Senior Associate Membership, first time, not applying for fellowship.
Download the sample application form for Senior Associate Membership and Visiting Senior Associate Membership, returning member, not applying for fellowship.

 

If you have any questions about Membership, please email application@ascsa.org.