For Scholars

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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. 

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 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. 

Edward Capps Fellowship (an ASCSA Advanced Fellowship)

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.

JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINEJanuary 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, 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.” 

Link to application: TBA

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.

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

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.

Fellowships for Established Scholars and Recent PhDs

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: January 16, 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 “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site.

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.

ELIZABETH A. WHITEHEAD DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR

DEADLINE: Fall 2021 for the 2022-2023 academic year. 

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 the application deadline, applicants should submit the following materials online via the online application: TBA

  • 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 the deadline.

The appointments will be announced by January 15.

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 online on the ASCSA web site.

HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020

Fellowships runs every other year. 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.

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: January 16, 2021

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens is pleased to announce the first year of a five-year program of fellowships funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation devotes its resources to advancing the history, conservation, and enjoyment of the vast heritage of European art, architecture, and archaeology from antiquity to the early 19th century.

Eligibility: Senior (post-doctoral) scholars working on a publication assignment from Corinth, the Athenian Agora, Lerna or from an affiliated project of the School are eligible to apply. Current staff of the School are not eligible.

Terms: The School awards up to three grants each year. Stipends are for a minimum of three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000) during the ASCSA fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). School fees, travel costs, housing, board, residence permits (if applicable), and other living expenses are to be paid out of the stipend by the recipient. Fellowship stipend cannot be used towards salary replacement. A final report and budget are 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 Blegen Library or another relevant library of the School.

Application: Submit “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site.

Submit an online application; curriculum vitae; proposal (maximum of 5 pages, single-spaced, including project outline, explanation of goals, statement of the significance of the project, work completed to date, schedule for completion, and budget); letter of support from the appropriate excavation director; and two letters of recommendation. Applicants are encouraged to include costs for the preparation of illustrations in their budgets.

Award will be announced March 15. 

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

DEADLINE: January 23, 2022

Eligibility:  

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Fellowship awards will not exceed $11,000.
  • Funding is not available for research conducted in the U.S.
  • Group projects are admissible and will be evaluated as a single application. Groups should submit one (1) application for the group project and Curriculum Vitae for each member of the group. Two (2) letters of recommendation are required for the group. If awarded, a single grant of $11,000 will be issued to the group.
  • It is not required that you be affiliated with a U.S. academic institution to apply. As long as you are a PhD candidate at an accredited university, or have already earned your PhD, you are eligible for the fellowships.
  • PhD candidates must be ABD (all but dissertation) by May 2020.
  • If you have held a Multi-Country Fellowship in the past, you must wait 3 years before you are eligible to apply again. 
  • Minority scholars and scholars from Minority Serving Institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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 2020 and November 2021. (The 90 day travel minimum can be split into multiple trips and does not need to be consecutive.)

Terms: Approximately eight awards of up to $11,000 each will be given. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 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/multi-fellowship-guidelines. 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

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH) FELLOWSHIPS

DEADLINE: October 31, 2021

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. 2021-beginning of June 2022; 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: Submit Senior “Associate Membership with Fellowship” Application online on the ASCSA web site by October 31.

Link to application: TBA

  • 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?


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

DEADLINE: March 15, 2022

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.

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 PROGRAMMATIC POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The next competition for this fellowship will be announced in the fall of 2023 for a three year fellowship that will begin in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Eligibility: Project proposals are welcomed from anyone affiliated with an American School of Classical Studies at Athens archaeological project. This includes the two ASCSA directed archaeological projects at ancient Corinth and the Athenian Agora, and any of the excavation or survey projects selected by the ASCSA Excavations and Survey Committee and awarded a permit by the Ministry of Culture. Proposals may include more than one ASCSA affiliated project only if there is a clearly stated overarching research question or questions that can only be addressed by bringing together data sets from these projects. Proposals will not be considered for research on materials from multiple unrelated projects. Both current and former permit holders are eligible to apply. Projects should be developed in consultation with Wiener Laboratory Director Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas.

A specific candidate for the fellowship, must be named in the application. He or she must have received their PhD and have a demonstrable record of research and publication that is directly relevant to the proposed project. Candidates who have held a Wiener Laboratory Pre- or Post-Doctoral Fellowship must wait four years from the start date of the fellowship before applying for a Programmatic Fellowship and two years from the start date a Research Associate appointment.

Term: Three (3) years. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during each academic year (September to June 1).

Compensation: The stipend for the fellowship is $35,000 per year (based on a 12 month calendar year schedule). School fees are waived for fellow. Fellow pays room and board.

At the conclusion of the fellowship the successful applicant is expected to have published or have made significant progress on the publication of two to three (2-3) peer review publications 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 Sciences 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.

The fellow 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.

Recipients are expected to submit annual progress reports on their work. Continued funding for the second and third year of the fellowship will be contingent upon the approval of the Wiener Laboratory.

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

For more information

WIENER LABORATORY POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

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

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. 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.

At the conclusion of the fellowship the successful applicant is expected to have published or have made significant progress on the publication of two to three (2-3) peer review publications 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 Sciences 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 and third year of the fellowship will be contingent upon the approval of the Wiener Laboratory.

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

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WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS

DEADLINEJanuary 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.

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.

For more information and detials about the appliaction, click here.

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

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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.

For further information about a fellowship or application contact:

application@ascsa.org

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