Apply for Associate Membership (independent research)

Acceptance of Membership at the School is a prerequisite for students or scholars wishing to make use of the facilities outside normal visiting hours.

There are two types of Associate Membership categories: Student Associate Membership and Senior Associate Membership. Student Associate Membership is open to graduate students and Senior Associate Membership is open to Independent, Post-doctoral, and established scholars.

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Student Associate Membership

Student Associate Membership is open to graduate students from colleges and universities in the U.S. or Canada who are working on specific projects, such as the dissertation, that require extended residence in Greece. An applicant for Student Associate Membership is a graduate student in a field relevant to the mission of the School (e.g., Classics, Classical studies, Classical archaeology, anthropology, architecture, history of art, philosophy, prehistory, or studies in post-classical Greece) with a minimum of two years of graduate work, or a graduate student, who, having passed his/her qualifying examinations for the PhD, has not yet completed his/her thesis.

Student Associate Members have full library privileges and access to the staff and services of the School.  Use of other facilities and participation in other activities, e.g., Regular Program trips, can be offered only when space permits, and at the discretion of those responsible for the academic program.  All new first year Members are expected to take part in the orientation program at the opening of the School year.

If you qualify for Student Associate Membership and would like to be at the School for the entire academic year (September 1 to June 1) or for a time shorter than the full academic year, please submit the Associate Membership Application. If you are requesting to stay shorter than a full academic year, you will be considered a Visiting Student Associate Member, and will retain full Associate Member privileges and should still complete the application for Associate Membership. 

Application for Student Associate Membership
Please note that if you are a first-time applicant to the School, and are not applying for a fellowship, you must submit the online application for Associate Membership, along with a Curriculum vitae, a statement of the project to be pursued, and names and contact information of two individuals who would be willing to provide supporting letters. One letter of recommendation must be from your dissertation advisor or the Chair of the Graduate Program of your home institution. Recommenders will automatically be sent an email with instructions about how to upload their letter of reference after you submit your online application. However, if you have been a member of the School, at any time in the past, you need only submit the online application.

There is NO DEADLINE for Student Associate Membership, if not applying for a fellowship, although applicants should submit their applications at least two weeks prior to their arrival at the School.

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

Direct link to online application form: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115610/ascsa-associate-membership-application

Senior Associate Membership

Senior Associate Membership is open to Independent, Post-doctoral, and established scholars who wish to use the School’s facilities for their own research in Greece. 

Senior Associate Members have full library privileges and access to the staff and services of the School.  Use of other facilities and participation in other activities can be offered only when space permits, and at the discretion of the Director.

If you qualify for Senior Associate Membership and would like to be at the School for the entire academic year (September 1 to June 1) or for a time shorter than the full academic year, please submit the Associate Membership Application. If you are requesting to stay shorter than a full academic year, you will be considered a Visiting Senior Associate Member, and will retain full Associate Member privileges and should still complete the application for Associate Membership. 

Application for Senior Associate Membership
Please note that if you are a first-time applicant to the School, and are not applying for a fellowship, you must submit the online application, along with a Curriculum vitae and a statement of the project to be pursued. However, if you have been a member of the School, at any time in the past, you need only submit the online application. 

There is NO DEADLINE for Senior Associate Membership, if not applying for a fellowship, although applicants should submit their applications at least two weeks prior to their arrival at the School.

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

Direct link to online application form: https://ascsa.wufoo.com/forms/ascsa-associate-membership-application/
 

School Fees for Researchers

Faculty, students and former students of Cooperating Institutions pay only one-half the fees for use of the facilities of the School in Greece. These fees are, at present, calculated at the rate of $220 per month for Regular and Student Associate Members and $330 per month for Senior Associate Members, or $110 and $165 respectively for those connected with a Cooperating Institution. There is no tuition for graduate students to attend the American School, and the School awards over $800,000 in fellowships annually. These modest fees are in lieu of any tuition charges. 

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Contact: application@ascsa.org

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