*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.
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 this email address: email@example.com. 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.
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, 2020
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.
OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, 2019-2020
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.
THE COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
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.
W.D.E. COULSON & TONI M. CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM
DEADLINE: March 15, 2020
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.
PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP
DEADLINE: March 1, 2020
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, 2019 to July 1, 2020. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2019-2020 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, 2020
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, 2019. 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
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.
REGULAR MEMBER APPLICANT FELLOWSHIPS
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.
ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS (for returning Members)
DEADLINE: February 15, 2020
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 Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity
- 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.
M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP IN POST-CLASSICAL STUDIES AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY
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.
DEADLINE: Fall 2019
Information about letters of affiliation will be posted summer 2019.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
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.
WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2020-2023
DEADLINE: January 15, 2020
More information about the fellowship and application will be posted late summer 2019.
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