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

Be aware that each fellowship may have a different deadline. 

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 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 16, 2022

Call for applications will begin fall 2021.

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. 

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

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.

GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 15, 2022 (runs every other year)
Call for applications will open early fall 2021.

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. 

HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

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. 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 an online application, curriculum vitae, and a project proposal. Arrange for two letters of recommendation.

HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020
Call for applications will be posted, fall 2021.

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.

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

DEADLINE: January 2022

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. PhD candidates must have completed all coursework, examinations and any other program requirements, other than the dissertation, by May 2021. 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 Multi-Country Research Fellowship supports advanced regional or trans-regional research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences for U.S. doctoral candidates, and postdoctoral scholars. Preference will be given to candidates examining comparative and/or cross-regional research. Applicants are eligible to apply as individuals or in teams. Scholars must carry out research in two or more countries outside the U.S., at least one of which hosts a participating American overseas research center. Please visit https://www.caorc.org/where-we-work for a list of participating overseas research centers.

Duration:  The award is for a minimum of 90 days and Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2021 and November 2022. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)

Terms: Fellowship stipend up to $11,500 awarded by CAORC. Fellows may travel and carry out research between the period of May 2021 to November 2022. 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. 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. 

For information about the application to CAORC click here

PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: March 1, 2021

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

Purpose:  To allow students in attendance at the School during the 2020-2021 academic year to travel in Greece or nearby lands including Magna Graeca, Asia Minor, and the Levant to conduct a research project during the academic year from September 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2020-2021 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 may not be used for the cost of transatlantic 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, including curriculum vitae, project description (up to 1000 words), one recommendation from dissertation advisor or Chair of the Graduate Program, and budget. 

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.

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

DEADLINE: March 15, 2021
Call for applications will open early fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

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.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS

DEADLINE: January 15, 2022

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. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the tenure of the appointment.

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

For information and details about the application, click here.

For more information and to apply

THE WILLIAM SANDERS SCARBOROUGH FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINEDecember 1, 2020

This fellowship is intended to honor Professor William Sanders Scarborough’s memory and to help foster diversity in the fields of Classical and Hellenic Studies and the Humanities more broadly by supporting students and teachers from underrepresented groups in their study and research at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

William Sanders Scarborough (1852–1926), the son of an enslaved woman and a freedman, was a pathbreaking African American Classical scholar and public intellectual. Scarborough’s scholarship included philological works on Greek and Roman authors, as well as studies of African languages and African American folklore. His First Lessons in Greek (1881) was the first foreign language textbook by an African American author. He taught at Ohio’s Wilberforce University and Payne Theological Seminary, serving as Wilberforce’s president from 1908– 1920. At least twice in his life (1886 and 1896), Scarborough hoped to attend the American School, with the encouragement of the School’s Managing Committee. Lack of funding, coupled with his many professional responsibilities, kept Scarborough from realizing his dream of going to Greece.

Eligibility: Graduate students, faculty, and independent scholars residing in the United States or Canada, regardless of citizenship, whose geographic origin, diverse experiences, and socio- economic background are underrepresented at the School (including persons from the Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities), and whose studies, research, or teaching would benefit from residency at the School. Fellowship recipients need not be specialists in the field of Classical Studies. The School welcomes applicants from public and private universities, colleges, and community colleges, and particularly encourages those from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Terms and Duration: The fellowship supports up to three months in residence at the School to carry out proposed research projects and/or join the School’s academic programs (field trips and seminars during the regular academic year or the summer, excavations at the Agora or Corinth, scientific field schools, etc.). Applicants interested in using the fellowship to participate in summer programs should submit separate applications to programs of interest. The summer programs for 2021 are already largely filled with deferred applicants from 2020. Applicants to the Scarborough fellowship program wishing to be considered for summer programs in 2021 should contact the ASCSA Programs Administrator at application@ascsa.org for further guidance. Awards granted in the 2020 competition should normally be used between June 1, 2021 and May 30, 2022.

Each of the awards provides for $1500 per month (rounded upwards to the nearest whole month to a maximum of 3 month) as a stipend. The fellowship covers the costs of room and board in Athens, a waiver of any applicable School fees, and one roundtrip economy-class airfare to Athens. The School intends to make up to four such awards each year.

Application: Submit an online application here, TBA.

A complete application will include:

  • A 2-page, single-spaced, statement indicating your eligibility, describing the proposed use of the fellowship including any formal program at the School you plan to apply for, the proposed timeframe for your work at the School, and your research project (as applicable).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A copy of current transcripts (for student applicants).
  • Arrange for two letters of recommendation. 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.

E-mail: application@ascsa.org

Award decisions will be announced in March 2021.

Funding for the full academic year

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS (for returning Members)

DEADLINE: February 15, 2021

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 (stipend $15,000)
  • The Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture (stipend $11,500)
  • The Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology (stipend $11,500)
  • The Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery (stipend $11,500)
  • The Edward Capps Fellowship, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer Fellowship, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowship (unrestricted in area of research) (stipend for each is $11,500)

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. *NOTE: For the 2021 competition, the Capps Fellowship is open to post-doctoral scholars whose PhD was awarded no earlier than 2016, as well as to advanced graduate students.  All applicants must have completed the Regular Program or one academic year (Sept. – May) as a Student Associate Member.

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board (in Athens) and waiver of fees. The Kress Fellowship specifically provides a stipend of $15,000 plus room and board (in Athens) 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. Fellows are required to give a public presentation of their research.

Application: Submit an online application. The application will include the following:

  1. An up-to-date curriculum vitae;
  2. A project statement of no more than three single-spaced pages in length. A bibliography of not more than one page may be submitted along with the project statement (the bibliography does not count towards the length of the project statement);
  3. A list of other fellowships, if any, applied for with dates of notification of these awards. Post-doctoral applicants do not need to submit a list of other fellowships;
  4. 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. Post-doctoral applicants must obtain two letters of reference in support of the proposed project.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: October 2021

Visit the Fulbright website for fellowship details and stipend information. Simultaneous application to both the Fulbright Program and the ASCSA is required. Candidates must submit an ASCSA application for 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. Once an online application is submitted, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. 

To request an "Affiliation Letter" from the ASCSA for an application made to the Fulbright, use this form: 
https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/49c45827-51a0-45b8-b225-453cb731a266/letter-of-affiliation-request
NOTE: You must apply for a letter of affiliation at least two weeks prior to your institute’s deadline. The committee needs at least two weeks turnaround time for all applications. If you apply less than two weeks before your institute’s deadline, we cannot guarantee you will receive notice from the committee by your deadline.

For more information on the Fulbright at the ASCSA, see: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/selectedprogram/149, or email application@ascsa.org.

To apply to the ASCSA, click here

JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

Field of Study:  Archaeology

Eligibility: U.S. or Israeli citizens who are either Ph.D. candidates writing their dissertations in archaeology, or 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.

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.

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

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. 

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

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates at a U.S. or Canadian institution or scholars holding a recent Ph.D. (up to five years) obtained 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 PostClassical 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.

Direct link to application: TBA

REGULAR MEMBER APPLICANT FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

Eligibility: Students preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies, post-classical Greek studies, or a related field. Well-qualified students with a B.A. will be considered for admission and fellowships, although preference is given to those who have completed at least one year of graduate study.

Program: The Regular Program runs from early September to late May. The program requires participation in the School’s fall and winter trips, covering much of the Greek mainland and Crete. During the winter, visits to sites in Attica and Euboea, museum visits, and seminars in Athens are required, with some additional trips. In the spring, members may participate in the School's excavations at Corinth, pursue independent research, and/or participate in optional trips. Regular Members are expected to be in residence at the School throughout the academic year. Please note that applicants accepted for the cancelled 2020-21 program are deferred to the 2021-22 program; this means there is a maximum of six open spaces in the 2021-22 program.

For more information link to: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/programs/regular-member-program

Fellowships: Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board in Athens, and waiver of School fees. Room, board, and other expenses on field trips outside Athens are paid out of the stipend. They are awarded on the basis of transcripts, recommendations and examinations.

Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application. Scans of official transcripts are required. Applicants must also take the qualifying examination. Examinations in ancient Greek translation, history, literature, and archaeology (two of four are required) are held on the first Saturday in February. Information about the application and exams are available at:

https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/apply/apply-for-regular-membership

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

For more information about applying

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music

DEADLINE: April 30, 2021

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Music supports research on music that focuses on cultural interactions in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. The fellowship aims to promote the study of interactions among Western European, Byzantine, Islamic and Jewish cultures from the medieval to the modern period.

Eligibility: Career musicians, or researchers who are either currently PhD candidates or have received their PhD within the last 5 years.

Fields of Study: Musical composition; Music conducting; History of Music; Musicology; and related fields. Fellows will be expected to conduct a program of original research on a theme related to the collections of the Gennadius Library.

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. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.

Application: Submit an online application form for the “Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius Library for Research on Music.” 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. Link to online application: TBA

The award will be announced by mid-June.

Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture

DEADLINEApril 30, 2021

The Schwarz Fellowship for Research on Urban Architecture supports innovative and cross-disciplinary research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present.

Eligibility: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D. holders within five years of receiving the degree. Open to all nationalities.

Fields of Study: Includes Architectural and Urban Design, History of Architecture, History of the City, Historical Geography, and related fields. Projects should incorporate the holdings of the Gennadius Library (maps, topographical plans, landscapes etc.) and other appropriate resources of the American School of Classical Studies.

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. Fellows are expected to participate in the academic life of the School.

Application: Submit an online application form for the “Schwarz Fellowship at the Gennadius for Research on Urban Architecture.”  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. Link to online application: TBA

The award will be announced by mid-June.

WIENER LABORATORY PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The next competition for this fellowship will be announced in the fall of 2022 for a two year fellowship that will begin in the 2023-2024 academic year.

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. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the academic year (September to June 1).

Compensation: Stipend of $20,000 for 12 months.

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.

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