Graduate Student Fellowships

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

Be aware that each fellowship may have a different deadline. 

*Please note:  The Blegen and Gennadius Libraries may be closed for 6 months starting as early as January 2019. Fellows will have access to other libraries of foreign Schools in Athens but should plan accordingly.

About Recommendations

Recommendations are due on the same date as the deadline for applications. Once an online application is submitted, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. 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 the 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: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: For members of the AIA at the time of application and until the end of the fellowship term. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada, must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have recently received a PhD (within five years of the date of the application). 

Stipend of $5,500. Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Fellowship is awarded every other year - running for 2020-2021 academic year.

For more information see: https://www.archaeological.org/grants/703
 

HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Eligibility:  Graduate students at North American institutions or Greek graduate students whose research subject is ancient Greek law and who need to work at ASCSA libraries; or Greek graduate students working on excavations conducted by or affiliated with the ASCSA.

This fellowship was established by Lloyd E. Cotsen, Chairman emeritus 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.

Terms:  Stipend of $1,875. Awarded on a periodic basis, not more frequently than once a year. School fees are waived. Fellowship does not include travel costs, housing, board, and other living expenses. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application:  Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship” application online.

Online application form

OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, 2019-2020

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

Eligibility: Individuals who have spent a year as a Fellow of the AAR are eligible for this Fellowship based at the ASCSA and for research based in Athens and Greece.  For the fellowship year of 2019-2020 only applicants previously at the AAR and wishing to conduct research in Greece will be accepted. Candidates must have an approved dissertation proposal or, if they already hold the Ph.D., they should be at the beginning of their teaching career and without tenure. Projects may focus on any period of study in the humanities, although preference will be given to topics dealing with classical antiquity.

Purpose: The Fellowship will be awarded this year for research in Greece. It is expected that the Fellow will use the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials relevant to the Fellow's research. The aim of this Fellowship is to introduce the eastern Mediterranean world to scholars who might otherwise focus their research in the western Mediterranean.

Terms: The Fellowship is awarded to one individual per year. It may be held at any time during the 2019-2020 academic year for a minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000, and is meant to cover expenses including housing at the host institution, travel (only one round-trip excursion from home base in U.S. or Europe to Athens and travel within Greece will be funded), and living expenses. Support from the host institution includes access to research facilities, assistance with obtaining permissions, passes to state museums and monuments, letters of introduction, invitations to various scholarly and other events, and access to other activities offered by the host institution. The award amount will be determined by the applicant’s approved budget. Applicants are urged to explore supplementary sources of support.  A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the AAR and ASCSA expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted at AAR and ASCSA be contributed to their relevant libraries.

Application: The application will consist of the candidate's curriculum vitae, a detailed research proposal (maximum of three pages single spaced), a plan for travel connected with the project, a budget for all expenses including travel, housing, food, fees, and other living expenses, and proposed dates. Applicants will need to consult with the host institution for costs associated with housing, food, and fees. The selection committee, in evaluating the candidate's proposal, will determine how reasonable and relevant the travel plan and budget appear in relation to the proposed research and the period of time requested for the Fellowship. Submit an application for Associate Membership with Fellowship online.

Online application form

THE COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Eligibility:  Senior scholars and graduate students of any nationality.

Purpose: The Gennadius Library offers the Cotsen Traveling Fellowship, a short-term grant awarded each year to scholars and 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, Chairman emeritus of the Overseers and benefactor of the Library.

Terms:  Stipend of $2,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. Fellowship does not include costs for School trips, room, or board. 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 ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application:  Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship” application online. The application should include a curriculum vitae, a letter (up to 750 words) describing the project and its relation to the Gennadius Library collections, proposed dates, a brief budget (not more than one page), and two letters of recommendation.

Online application form

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

DEADLINE: March 15, 2019

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

Purpose: W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange Program for Greek Ph.D. level graduate students and senior 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 American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) 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 their Turkish colleagues, and to pursue research interests in the museum, archive, 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 American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

The ARIT-Ankara library holds approximately 13,000 volumes focused on archaeological studies, but also includes resources for scholars working on modern Turkish studies. The library at ARIT-Istanbul includes approximately 14,000 volumes and covers the Byzantine, Ottoman, and modern Turkish periods.  Archives, libraries, sites, and museums in Turkey provide resources for research into many fields of study and geographical areas.

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 on ARIT: http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/ARIT/. A final report to ASCSA and ARIT is due at the end of the award period, and ASCSA and ARIT expect that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of ASCSA/ARIT be contributed to the relevant library of ASCSA/ARIT.

Application:  Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship” application online. The application should include a curriculum vitae, statement of the project to be pursued during the period of grant (up to three pages, single-spaced in length), two letters of reference from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project.

Online application form

PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: March 1, 2019

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

Purpose:  To allow students to travel in Greece and nearby lands including Magna Graeca, Asia Minor, and the Levant to conduct a research project during the academic year from September 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2018-2019 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. Fellowship does not include costs for international travel, School trips, housing or board at the School. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application:  Submit an online application for the Paul Rehak Memorial Traveling Fellowship, curriculum vitae, project description (up to 1000 words), one recommendation from dissertation advisor or Chair of the Graduate Program, and budget online. 

Online application form

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

DEADLINE: January 24, 2019

Eligibility:  U.S. citizens who are doctoral candidates having completed all Ph.D. requirements except the dissertation and postdoctoral scholars at all levels. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research for a minimum of 90 days in two or more countries outside the United States, at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center.

Purpose: The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship Program supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences. Preference will be given to candidates engaged in comparative and/or cross-regional research. Fellowships for Multi-Country Research are funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs through a grant to CAORC. Please visit https://www.caorc.org/where-we-work for a list of participating overseas research centers.

Duration:  Minimum of 90 days.

Terms: Fellowship stipend up to $10,500 awarded by CAORC. Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2019 to November 2020. 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 ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the ASCSA.

Application: Please check the CAORC website for application and deadline details at http://www.caorc.org and https://www.caorc.org/fellowships. The fellowship program will be open for applications starting September 4, 2018. Upon notice from CAORC, successful applicants intending to use the School must immediately submit the ASCSA Visiting Associate Member application with a copy of their CAORC application online. 

Online application form

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 ASCSA. 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 APPOINTMENTS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

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-Doctoral Fellowship. Exceptions to these basic eligibility requirements will be granted only in extraordinary cases.

Purpose: To conduct short-term focused research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as part of a program of research 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, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources available elsewhere in Greece.

Term: Variable up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2019. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment.

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 be considered a very negative factor in the review of appeals for further support.

Contributions to the Athens based ASCSA community during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment in the form of participating in seminars, colloquia, and workshops, or participating in School sponsored field trips, or some combination of these and other activities are encouraged.

Compensation: Stipend up to $7000. School fees included.

Application

  1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project. Click here for a copy of the cover sheet.
  2. Project Description (max. 2 pages, double-spaced; Times Roman 12pt) including: objectives and expected significance, background and relation to present state of knowledge, research description, and timeframe. The main body of the proposal should be a clear statement of the research to be undertaken and must include:
    • Objectives, Significance and Background: Briefly describe the project's major goals and their impact on the state of the field and how the proposed work relates to the present state of knowledge and discuss the progress made on this research to date by the applicant.
    • Research Description. Present a brief technical description of research plan for the overall research and a detailed presentation of what is to be accomplished during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment.
    • Timeframe. A plan of how the research questions will be addressed throughout the proposed duration of the Research Associate appointment. Applicants should discuss how the tenure of this appointment will advance on-going research and include a plan of publication/dissemination of the results.
  3. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research. If the applicant has received Wiener Laboratory funding in the past, information on the prior award and its impact is required (half a page double spaced Times Roman 12pt).
  4. References Cited
    • Reference information is required. Each reference must include the names of all authors in the same sequence in which they appear in the publication, the article title, book or journal title, volume number, page numbers and year of publication. Proposers should be especially careful to follow accepted scholarly practices in providing citations for source materials relied upon when preparing any section of the proposal. While there is no established page limitation, this section should include bibliographic citations only and should not be used to provide parenthetical information outside of the 2-page project description.
  5. Budget. Itemized research budget and justification of how requested funds relate to proposed research. Limit of $7000.
  6. Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources. Describe the facilities that are required to do the research, including any specialized equipment that is not available in Wiener Laboratory. If some experimental work will occur off-campus, explain how this will be achieved.
  7. Permits. Copies of permits(s) or letters from relevant authorities to study proposed materials, and copies of permission(s) from relevant excavation or project directors to study the proposed materials must be included in this application.
  8. Curriculum Vitae following requested format. (No transcripts are required.)
    • Curriculum Vitae should include (in this order): Name and contact information; Educational history; Employment history; Short (50 word) description of research interests; Up to 5 publications related to current research; Up to 5 additional publications; Up to 10 presentations; Relative experience and other important activities (up to 250 words).
  9. One letter of reference from a scholar in the field. One (1) letter of reference is required from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. The name, institutional affiliation and relationship of the referee to the applicant (if any) must be included in the application. 
  10. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community

Review Criteria

Criterion 1: What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?

How important is the proposed activity towards advancing knowledge and understanding within its field? How well qualified to conduct the project is the applicant? (If appropriate, the quality of prior supported work will be reviewed.) To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore creative and original concepts? How well conceived and organized is the proposed activity? Is there sufficient access to resources?

Criterion 2: What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?

How well does the activity advance archaeological science in general? Does it lead to an interdisciplinary approach? Will the results enhance understanding issues of major archaeological importance and how broadly will they be disseminated?

Online application form for Wiener Laboratory Fellowships

Funding for the full academic year

REGULAR MEMBER APPLICANT FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Eligibility: Open to students at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada who have completed a B.A. but not a PhD, and who are preparing for an advanced degree in classical or ancient Mediterranean studies, or a related field.  Although preference is given to those who have completed at least one year of graduate study, well-qualified students who have received a B.A. will be considered for admission and fellowships. 

Purpose: It is an integrated participatory program offering advanced graduate students, from a variety of fields, an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present. Regular Members are expected to be in residence in Athens throughout the nine-month academic year. Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations.

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


Fellowships include the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, 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.

For more information about the Regular Member program visit the Regular Member page.

Online application form

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS (for returning Members)

DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

Eligibility:  Advanced graduate students in classical studies, ancient Mediterranean studies, post-classical Greek studies, or related fields who have a specific project that requires extended residence in Greece.  Applicants must have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member.

Purpose: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School are available to students who plan to stay on or return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation. Please note that some fellowships are designated for specific areas of research.

Regular Members and Student Associate Members who wish to stay another year in Athens are encouraged to apply for the following fellowships:

  • The Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture
  • The Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology
  • The Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery
  • The Edward Capps Fellowship, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellowship, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship (unrestricted in area of research)

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board and waiver of fees. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School. Students will be required to give a public presentation of their current research.

Application:  Submit application for “Associate Membership with Fellowship Application” online. The application will include the following:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  • A project statement of no more than three single-spaced pages in length;
  • A list of other fellowships, if any, applied for with dates of notification of these awards;
  • A letter of reference from your dissertation advisor on the feasibility of your work.  Applicants who are not at the School during the current academic year should also obtain a second letter of reference, in addition to the advisor’s letter, from a scholar who can evaluate your academic progress since leaving the School. 

Online application form

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

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (up to five years) from a U.S. or Canadian institution. Candidates should demonstrate their need to work in the Gennadius Library. 

Fields of Study: Late Antique through Modern Greek Studies, including but not limited to the Byzantine, Frankish, Post-Byzantine, and Ottoman periods.

Purpose: The M. Alison Frantz Fellowship, formerly known as the Gennadeion Fellowship in Post-Classical Studies, was named in honor of archaeologist, Byzantinist, and photographer M. Alison Frantz (1903–1995), a scholar of the post-classical Athenian Agora whose photographs of antiquities are widely used in books on Greek culture.

Terms: A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. Fellows are expected to be in residence at the School for the full academic year from early September to June 1. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Gennadius Library.

Application: Submit application form for the “M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post-Classical studies at the Gennadius Library,” curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference online. Student applicants must submit transcripts.

Online application form

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: October 11, 2018

Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or visit their website (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/home.html) for an application and stipend information. Candidates must submit an ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by the due date for the Fulbright application. As part of your application to the ASCSA, please have three recommenders submit recommendations directly to the ASCSA. Instructions for your recommenders about how to submit their letters will be generated after you submit your application online. ASCSA Student Associate membership is the only eligible membership for Fulbright grant applicants.

For more information on the Fulbright at the ASCSA, see: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedcountry/greece, or email application@ascsa.org.

Online application form

JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Eligibility:  Students who hold U.S. or Israeli citizenship, and who are Ph.D. candidates writing their dissertations in archaeology or recent PhDs completing a project, such as the revision of a dissertation for publication, which requires a lengthy residence in Greece.

Field of Study:  Archaeology

Duration:  Commensurate with the School's academic year, from early September to June 1.

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room, board and waiver of School fees. A final report is due at the end of the award period, and the ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the relevant library of the School.

Application: Submit online application form for “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application, curriculum vitae, a detailed description of the project to be pursued in Greece (250-word abstract and a statement up to three pages, single spaced), and three letters of recommendation. Student applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application.

Online application form

WIENER LABORATORY PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2019-2021

DEADLINE: January 15, 2019

Eligibility: Individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams and have an approved PhD proposal.

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

Purpose: To conduct research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 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, and geoarchaeology (particularly studies in human-landscape interactions and the study of site formation processes). Research projects utilizing other archaeological scientific approaches are also eligible for consideration, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to other equipment or resources available elsewhere in Greece.

Term: Two (2) years with the next term beginning early September 2019. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the academic year (September to June 1).

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 be considered a very negative factor in the review of appeals for further support.

He or she is also expected to have made substantial contribution to the Athens based ASCSA community during the tenure of the fellowship by contributing to or organizing seminars, colloquia, and workshops, or participating in School sponsored field trips, or some combination of these and other activities that help increase awareness of the archaeological sciences within the School and in the broader community in Athens.

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 for 12 months.

Application

  1. Cover sheet naming the applicant, current research interests, and title and brief summary of the proposed research project. Click here for a copy of the cover sheet.
  2. Project Description including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Timeframe
    • Objectives and Expected Significance. Describe the main scientific challenges emphasizing new ideas addressed in your proposal. Briefly describe the project's major goals and their impact on the state of the field.

    • Background and relation to the present state of knowledge in the field. Describe how the proposed research relates to the present state of knowledge with citations to studies upon which the work is based (see Section 4 below).

    • Research Description. A broad technical description of research plan: activities, methods, data, and theory. It must explain what will be accomplished and how the stated goals will be achieved.

    • Timeframe. A plan of how the research questions will be addressed throughout the two year duration of the fellowship. The expected results should be discussed, including milestones and expected dates of completion. Applicants should include a plan of publication/dissemination of the results.

  3. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research. 

    • If the applicant has received WL funding in the past, information on the prior award and its impact is required (half a page double spaced Times Roman 12pt). Specify the following: name of the award; date of the submission of the final report; amount and period of support; the title of the project; summary of the results of the completed work, including any contribution to the development of archaeological science; publications resulting from the WL award and whether the affiliation was stated in the authorship; brief description of available samples, reference collections and other related research products that have been produced and not described elsewhere.

  4. References Cited.

    • Reference information is required. Each reference must include the names of all authors in the same sequence in which they appear in the publication, the article title, book or journal title, volume number, page numbers and year of publication. Proposers should be especially careful to follow accepted scholarly practices in providing citations for source materials relied upon when preparing any section of the proposal. While there is no established page limitation, this section should include bibliographic citations only and should not be used to provide parenthetical information outside of the 4-page project description.

  5. Facilities, Equipment and Other Resources. Describe the facilities that are required to do the research, including any specialized equipment that is not available in WL. If some experimental work will occur off-campus, explain how this will be achieved.

  6. Permits. Copies of permits(s) or letters from relevant authorities to study proposed materials, and copies of permission(s) from relevant excavation or project directors to study the proposed materials must be included.

  7. Curriculum vitae following requested format. Curriculum Vitae should include (in this order): Name and contact information; Educational history; Employment history; Short (50 word) description of research interests; up to 5 publications related to current research; up to 5 additional publications; up to 10 presentations; Relevant Experience and Important Activities (up to 250 words).

  8. Three (3) letters of reference from scholars in the field. Three (3) letters of reference are required from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. Information on the applicant’s teaching ability and experience, congeniality and collegial attributes may be also included in the reference letters. The name, institutional affiliation and relationship of each referee to the applicant (if any) must be included in the application. Contact information for your referees must be provided on the ASCSA application. 

  9. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community. Description of the candidate’s proposed contributions to the Wiener Laboratory and the academic program (1-2 pages, double spaced Times Roman, 12 pt). Candidates who can enrich the teaching mission of the School, by contributing to seminars, colloquia, field trips or in other ways, are particularly welcome. The statement should also indicate any broader impacts of the proposed activity to ASCSA by explaining how the project will integrate research and education at ASCSA. 

Review Criteria

Criterion 1: What is the intellectual merit of the proposed activity?

How important is the proposed activity towards advancing knowledge and understanding within its field? How well qualified to conduct the project is the applicant? (If appropriate, the quality of prior supported work will be reviewed.) To what extent does the proposed activity suggest and explore creative and original concepts? How well conceived and organized is the proposed activity? Is there sufficient access to resources?

Criterion 2: What are the broader impacts of the proposed activity?

How well does the activity advance archaeological science in general? Does it lead to an interdisciplinary approach? Will the results enhance understanding issues of major archaeological importance and how broadly will they be disseminated?

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM FOR WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIPS

For further information about a fellowship or application contact:

application@ascsa.org