ASCSA Programs and Fellowships 2019-2020

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, one of America’s most distinguished centers devoted to advanced teaching and research, was founded in 1881 to provide American graduate students and scholars a base for their studies in the history and civilization of the Greek world. Today it is still a teaching institution, providing graduate students a unique opportunity to study firsthand the sites and monuments of Greece. The School is also a superb resource for students and senior scholars pursuing research in many fields ranging from prehistoric to modern Greece, thanks to its internationally renowned libraries, the Blegen, focusing on all aspects of Greece from its earliest prehistory to late antiquity, and the Gennadius, which concentrates on the post-antique Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR AND SUMMER PROGRAMS)

REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellowships provide a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall on the School grounds and waiver of School fees. Regular Member fellowships are awarded for the entire nine-month program. All awards are made on the recommendation of the Committee on Admissions and Fellowships and are based on the results of the qualifying examinations and materials submitted with the application.

Fellowships include two in archaeology, one in history and literature, and nine Fellowships unrestricted as to field. Two additional fellowships are unrestricted, but one with a preference for a student in art history, and the other with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology. $50 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students who plan to pursue independent research projects, who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: ROLLING.

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the School with a stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertation.

Advanced Fellowships fields awarded by the School: history of archaeology; study of pottery; and three Fellowships unrestricted as to field. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS: Contact the Institute of International Education, at 809 United Nations Plaza, NY 10017 or http://us.fulbrightonline.org for application and stipend information. Candidates must submit an ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by the due date for the Fulbright application. Student Associate membership is the only category eligible for Fulbright grants. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 9, 2018.

OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. and former fellow of the American Academy in Rome (AAR) for study in Athens using the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) as a base from which to pursue work through trips to sites, museums, or repositories of materials of interest to the Fellow’s studies. Minimum of three and a maximum of six months. The award is for a maximum of $30,000.
DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2019.

WIENER LABORATORY PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP 2019-2021
Two-year appointment funding for individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams and have an approved PhD proposal pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $20,000 for 12 months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

SUMMER SEMINARS: Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to study specific topics in Greece and visit major monuments with exceptional scholars as study leaders, and to improve their understanding of the country’s landscape, archaeology, material culture, history, literature, and culture. Enrollment is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students, and to high school and college instructors of classics and related subjects. Each seminar is limited to twenty participants. Fee of $2,750 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, partial board in Athens, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2019: Graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in any field of late antique, post-antique, Byzantine, or medieval studies at any university worldwide. Month-long program in intermediate level Medieval Greek language and philology at the Gennadius Library, with site and museum trips. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)

THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, U.S. or Israeli citizens, Ph.D. candidate writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room, board, and waiver of School fees. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW, 2020-2021: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s whose field is classical archaeology. Contact the Archaeological Institute of American for more information. Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Two fellowships of $5,500 each. Fellowship runs in even years. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020.

THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. The $1,875 fellowship is awarded periodically. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE: Short-term travel-to-collections award of $2,000 for senior scholars and graduate students for projects and research at the Gennadius Library. At least one month of residency required. School fees are waived. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP, for 2020-2021: Ph.D. candidate or Ph.D. for research on a doctoral dissertation or primary publication specifically on Corinth, requiring the use of the resources, archaeological site, and collections at the ASCSA excavations at Ancient Corinth. Open to all nationalities. The Robinson Fellowship may not be held concurrently with another School fellowship. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. Runs every other year. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2020.

WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS: Short-term funding for Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars from colleges and universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Variable amounts up to $7,000. Term variable, up to nine months.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2019.

TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY

COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Short-term fellowships for Greek nationals and scholars to pursue research in Turkey under the auspices of the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT). Stipend of $250 per week plus up to $500 for travel expenses. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15, 2019.

MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research in the humanities, social sciences, or allied natural sciences requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.

THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already attending the School for the entire academic year. Grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece and Italy to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2019.

FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA

NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellows will be selected for awards of 4, 5, or 9-month duration. The monthly stipend per fellow is $4,200 allocated from a total pool of $75,600 per year. School fees are waived. U.S. citizens or foreign nationals being U.S. residents for three years before application deadline. Applicants must hold their Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. Submit online application to ASCSA. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2018.

For more information about each program or fellowships, please visit http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/

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