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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is one of America’s most distinguished teaching institutions devoted to advanced study and research of the Greek world. The School provides a unique opportunity to study first-hand the sites and monuments of Greece, and is also a superb resource for research in fields ranging from antiquity to modern Greece, thanks to its two internationally renowned libraries, archives, excavation study centers, and archaeological science laboratory. 



Study at the School

Acceptance of Membership at the School is a prerequisite for students or scholars wishing to make use of the facilities outside normal visiting hours. An application for the approperiate membership category is required. Fellowship awardees will automatically be granted membership, so no extra form is required for an ASCSA fellowship holder. 

Two categories of Membership are available for study at the School: Associate Membership and Regular Membership.  Regular Membership is for participation in the formal Academic Year Program (the Regular Member Program). Associate Membership is for students or scholars pursuing independent research for a full year or for a shorter term. If awarded a School fellowship or grant, the awardee will also be granted Associate Membership. 

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens has over 25 fellowships available to Graduate students, Post-Doctoral and established scholars. In addition to the Regular Member Program, the School runs six summer programs


The ASCSA has over 25 fellowships available to Graduate students, Post-Doctoral and established scholars.  Deadline: various dates

Regular Membership

The program runs the full academic year offering advanced graduate students an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present. Deadline: January 15

Independent Research

Required to conduct research at the School outside of program offerings, and outside of normal hours of operation. No deadline for Associate Membership, but applicants should apply at least 2 weeks prior to arrival at the School.

Summer Session

Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related fields. Deadline: January 9

Summer Seminars

Open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, as well as to high school and college instructors of classics and related fields. Deadline: January 9

Gennadius Library Summer Session

Open to graduate students and professors in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine, or medieval studies from any university worldwide. Deadline: January 15, 2023

Wiener Lab Field School

Open to all graduate students. Preference is given to advanced students and post-docs with a background in archaeology, and preferably some exposure to the natural sciences as well.

Micromorphology Course

Preference is given to advanced students with a background in geoarchaeology, and preferably some exposure to optical mineralogy as well.

Bioarchaeology Course

Preference is given to graduate and advanced students, also ideal for professionals who may work with human remains. Not geared toward people with significant experience in human osteology or bioarchaeology. No prior experience in human osteology is required.

Volunteer at the Agora Excavations

Open to undergraduates, though priority is given to graduate students preparing for professional careers in classical archaeology and those willing to work the entire summer excavation season.

Archaeological Conservation Summer Internships

Applicants must currently be enrolled in a graduate or equivalent conservation program or they must have recently completed their studies in conservation.

Ready to Apply?

Following the link below will take you to the ASCSA online application portal. From there, you will need to choose the relevant form to complete. If you are unsure about which form to complete, consult the specific fellowship or program information for the direck link to the application form. You will need to create an account with Submittable (the online application system) in order to submit an application. 

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Information about Recommendations

Recommendations are due on the same date as the deadline for applications, unless otherwise noted. Upon submission of the online application, recommenders will be sent an automated email with instructions about how to submit their letters of recommendation. Or, applicants may choose to send the request at any time by clicking the "Send Request Now" button on the online application form. Recommenders will be asked to upload their letters via the online application system, Submittable. It is also acceptable for recommenders to submit letters directly to the this email address: 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.

Information about Research Permits

According to the policy of The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the rules adopted by the Managing Committee of the ASCSA, all American scholars who wish to study or perform scientific analysis of objects in Greek museums, storerooms, and sites should request permission to the Greek Archaeological Service through the American School.

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Apply to lead a summer program

If you are a scholar who is interested in leading a Summer Seminar or the Summer Session, click here to link to more information about open positions. 

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The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.