Post-Doctoral and Senior Scholar Fellowships

The School has funding available for short-term and academic year study for recent PhD graduates, as well as established scholars.

Be aware that each fellowship may have a different deadline. 

Stay tuned for more information about fellowships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Call for applications will open fall 2019 and the link to the online application will be made available fall 2019. 

About Recommendations

Recommendations are due on the same date, unless otherwise noted, 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: 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. 

Fellowships for recent PhD graduates

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

Eligibility: Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada. To be eligible, applicants must have been AIA members in good standing for at least two consecutive years (or one year for graduate students) by the application deadline. Applicants must be at the pre-doctoral stage or have received a PhD within five years of application. Each applicant must apply concurrently to the ASCSA for associate membership and to the AIA. An ASCSA Member may not apply while in attendance at the School.

Purpose: To support studies undertaken at the ASCSA for no more than a year. 

Terms: Two fellowships of $5,500 will be awarded. School fees, travel costs, housing, board, residence permit, and other living expenses are to be paid by the recipient. A report on the use of the stipend must be submitted to the President of the AIA and to the Director of the School at the conclusion of the Fellowship term. The Fellow is expected to submit an abstract to the AIA Program Committee within two years, in accordance with that committee's guidelines, in order to present a paper at the AIA Annual Meeting. The ASCSA expects that copies of all publications that result from research conducted as a Fellow of the ASCSA be contributed to the Blegen Library of the School. 

Application: Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Please note that all materials for the AIA online application (including references and transcripts) must be received at the AIA by the January 15 deadline: https://www.archaeological.org/grant/colburn-fellowships/.  ASCSA application consists of an application form, three letters of recommendation, and a detailed statement of the project to be pursued in Greece submitted via online application. Student applicants are required to submit academic transcripts, scanned from the originals issued to the candidate in pdf format (unofficial transcripts are acceptable), as part of the online application. 

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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, and early-career scholars (Ph.D. earned within the last five years) 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”, 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). Arrange for three letters of recommendation. Student applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application.

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

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

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 late May. 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 an online application form for the “M. Alison Frantz Fellowship in Post-Classical studies at the Gennadius Library.” An application consists of a curriculum vitae, description of the proposed project (up to 750 words), and three letters of reference to be submitted online. Student applicants must submit transcripts. Scans of official transcripts are acceptable.

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OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP, 2019-2020

DEADLINE: TBA

Eligibility: Individuals who have spent a year as a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome (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.

Fellowships for Established Scholars and Recent PhDs

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

Eligibility:  Senior scholars (PhD holders) 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 an online application. The application includes a curriculum vitae; project description (up to 750 words) describing the project and its relation to the Gennadius Library collections, proposed dates, and a brief budget (not more than one page). Applicants should arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation.

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ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

Term: Early September to June 1

Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School who possesses a significant record of publication and teaching and is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent funding from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars also participate in the academic life of the School in a variety of ways, especially by working closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and are encouraged to join School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website here.

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Sylvian Fachard, well in advance of the October 31 deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School. Please be advised that Loring Hall may be under renovations in the fall of 2020, and the academic year schedule may have to be adjusted accordingly. Project proposals should be flexible enough to accommodate possible changes.

Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse, and one-half student rate for dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application: On or before October 31, applicants should submit the following materials online via the online application: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form

  • Brief statement of interest (1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae (max. 3-pages) including list of publications
  • Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
  • Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
  • Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece

Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

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GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

Purpose: The George Papaioannou Fellowship was established by Mrs. Nadia Tzevelekou – Papaioannou to honor her father George Papaioannou. This fellowship is offered every other year. A doctor by training and elected to the Greek parliament in 1933, George Papaioannou was the leader of the Trichonis (in Aitolia-Acarnania) sub-division of the National Republican Greek League (EDES). After the end of the Greek Civil War, he served again as a member of the Greek Parliament and a mayor of Agrinion. 

The George Papaioannou Papers housed in the Archives of the ASCSA contain material relating to the Greek Civil War, as well as information about the recognition, in 1969, of the EDES guerilla fighters’ contribution to the Greek Resistance during the Second World War. Other materials include photographs, reports by Napoleon Zervas (the leader of EDES), correspondence between Papaioannou and the decorated British saboteur Major Menotti G. McAdam (1944), and several issues of local newspapers from the 1950-1960s. For more information see: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/archives/george-papaioannou-papers-catalogue

Eligibility: Awarded to both senior and early career scholars – including PhD candidates – of any nationality researching Greece in the 1940’s and the post-war period, civil wars and the history of the Second World War. The fellowship is open to all areas of social science, but priority shall be given to historians and political scientists. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library.

Terms:  Stipend of € 2,000. To be used any period of time between July 2020 and June 2021. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. The Fellowship does not include travel costs, housing, board, and other living expenses. The recipient should not plan to work at the Archives of the Gennadius Library during the month of August. 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,” curriculum vitae, project description (up to two pages), and two letters of reference online on the ASCSA web site. 

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HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020

Eligibility: Established scholar or Ph.D. candidate, for research on a primary publication or doctoral dissertation specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth in Greece. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. Preference is given to candidates who have not previously held the Robinson Fellowship or received substantial ASCSA funding for the same project. Preference may be given to a candidate with a proposal that is concerned with Corinth in the Greek period.

Terms: The fellowship program allocates $4,000 per year from which awards may be given to one or more individuals. School fees are waived. Funding is for research activities at Corinth, to be used to cover living expenses, including room, board, and other costs associated with the study, such as costs of scientific analyses and specialized photography (e.g., infrared/3D scanning/etc.). The fellowship cannot be used for travel costs (to and from country of origin or within Greece).  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 Hill House and, as appropriate, the Blegen Library or the Gennadius Library of the School.

Duration: Up to three months, within the period from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. (Note: Availability of rooms and workspace is limited during the excavation season from April to June.)

Application: Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship Application” online. The application should include a curriculum vitae, proposal (including project outline, explanation of goals, statement of the significance of the project, work completed to date, schedule for completion, dates for project), budget, and two letters of support, including one from dissertation advisor if applicant is a Ph.D. candidate.

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KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the first year of another five-year program of fellowships funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The Kress Foundation supports research in the art and architecture of antiquity. 

More information about the fellowship will be posted late summer 2019. 

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

DEADLINE: January 24, 2020

Eligibility:  U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned the PhD are eligible. Preference will be given to candidates pursuing comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. It is not required that applicants be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. Applicants must either be a PhD candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned a PhD. PhD candidates must have completed all coursework, examinations and any other program requirements, other than the dissertation, by May 2020. Research must be carried out in two or more countries outside the U.S., 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. 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 $11,000 awarded by CAORC. Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2020 to November 2021. 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 https://www.caorc.org/fellowships. The fellowship program will be open for applications starting September 9, 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. 

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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH) FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: October 31, 2019

Eligibility:  Postdoctoral scholars and professionals in all fields relevant to the mission of the ASCSA who are US citizens, or foreign nationals who have lived in the US for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must already hold their Ph.D. or have completed all requirements, except for the actual conferral of the degree, by the application deadline.

Purpose: Since its inception in 1994, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship program at the ASCSA has demonstrated its effectiveness by supporting projects for 60 scholars with distinguished research and teaching careers in the humanities.

Terms:  Two to four fellows will be selected for awards of 4, 5, or 9 months duration. The monthly stipend per fellow is $4,200 allocated from a total pool of $75,600 per year. Applicants should indicate their preference for the length and dates of tenure of the award to coincide with the American School's academic year: 9 months, Sept. 2020-beginning of June 2021; 4 months, Sept. - Dec.; 5 months, January to the beginning of June. School fees are waived, and the award provides lunches at Loring Hall five days per week. The NEH Fellow will pay for travel costs, housing, residence permit, and other living expenses from the stipend. 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 will be contributed to the relevant library of the School. The NEH Fellow is also required to send one copy of all books and electronic copies of articles directly to the NEH.

NEH Fellows should use the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as their primary research base, but research may be carried out throughout Greece.

Application: The following items should be included in the application submitted online:

  • Short abstract of the project (up to 300 words).
  • A statement of the project (up to five pages, single spaced), including desired number of months in Greece, a timetable, explicit goals, a selected bibliography, the importance of the work, the methodologies involved (where applicable), and the reasons it should occur at the ASCSA.
  • Current curriculum vitae.  If not a US citizen, state US visa status /date of residence.
  • Names of three recommenders who are individuals familiar with applicant’s work and field of interest. Include a list of names, positions, and addresses of the referees.  Instructions for recommenders to submit letters will be sent through the application portal. Please make sure your recommenders have submitted their letters by November 4. These letters should comment on the feasibility of the project and the applicant's ability to carry it out successfully.  

Selection Criteria:

  • Are the objectives and approaches clearly stated and coherent?
  • Will the project result in an important and original contribution?
  • Are the research perspectives and methodologies appropriate?
  • Is the projected timetable reasonable for the tenure of the fellowship?
  • What resources are necessary? Does the ASCSA provide resources that are not available at the home institution?
  • Will residence in Greece contribute substantially to the success of the project?

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

DEADLINE: March 15, 2020

Eligibility:  Greek nationals, including staff of the Ministry of Culture and Sport; 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 includes 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.

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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 POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP 2020-2023

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020

Eligibility: The Post-Doctoral Fellowship is limited to individuals who have received their PhD within the last seven (7) years. Individuals who have received prior support as Pre-Doctoral Fellows must wait four (4) years before applying for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Former Research Associates must wait two (2) years before applying for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Purpose: To conduct research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at 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: Three (3) years with the next term beginning early September 2020. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during each academic year (September to June 1).

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. School fees are waived for fellow. Fellow pays room and board.

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. 4 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. Facilities, equipment, and other resources. Describe the facilities that are required to do the research, including any specialized equipment that is not available in the Wiener Laboratory. Be specific about what resources you plan to use while at the Wiener Laboratory. 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 in this application.
  7. Curriculum vitae including (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).
  8. Three (3) letters of reference are required from scholars in the field commenting on the value and feasibility of the project. The name, institutional affiliation and relationship of each referee to the applicant (if any) must be included in the application for the Wiener Laboratory Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Contact information for your referees must be provided on the ASCSA online application. Once the online application is submitted, the recommender will receive an automated email about how to submit their letter via the online application system. All recommendations are confidential.
  9. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
  10. All requests for Wiener Laboratory funding must be filed through the ASCSA application portal (https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116838/wiener-laboratory-fellowships-application). All successful applicants for Wiener Laboratory funding will be automatically awarded either a Senior or Student Associate Membership in the ASCSA. Applicants for WL post-doctoral must apply as Senior Associate Members. Applicants must provide all information requested on the ASCSA Wiener Laboratory Fellowships form for all fields marked with a * [red asterisk].

Review Criteria:

  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?
  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?

For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Director) at TKarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

The award will be announced by March 30

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WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2020

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- or pre- 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, or adjacent areas, through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences. Wiener 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 welcome, depending on the strength of the questions asked and the suitability of the plan for access to equipment and resources available elsewhere in Greece.

Term: Variable; up to nine (9) months with the next term beginning early September 2020. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment. Contributions to the Athens-based ASCSA community during the tenure of the Research Associate appointment, in the form of seminars, colloquia, and workshops, participation in School field trips, or some combination of these and other activities, are encouraged.

Compensation: Stipend up to $7000 plus waiver of School fees. Fellow pays room and board.

Application: All requests for Wiener Laboratory funding must be filed through the ASCSA application portal (https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/116838/wiener-laboratory-fellowships-application). Successful applicants for Wiener Laboratory funding will be automatically awarded either a Senior or Student Associate Membership in the ASCSA. Applicants for research associate appointments who are no longer enrolled in a graduate program must apply as Senior Associate Members. Applicants still enrolled in graduate programs must apply as Student Associate Members. Applicants must provide all information requested on the ASCSA Wiener Laboratory Fellowships form for all fields marked with a red asterisk (*). A complete application consists of:

  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 New 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 (no more than half a page, double spaced, Times New 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. Be specific about what resources you plan to use while at the 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 consisting of (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 other important activities (up to 250 words).
  9. One (1) letter of reference is required from a scholar in the field. The letter should comment 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. Contact information for your referees must be provided on the ASCSA online application that is described below. Once the online application is submitted, the recommender will receive an automated email about how to submit their letter via the online application system. All recommendations are confidential.
  10. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community

Review Criteria:

  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?
  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?

For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Lab Director) at TKarkanas@ascsa.edu.gr

The award will be announced by March 30.

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