Application Deadline: January 15, 2023
Already in its second century, the ASCSA Regular Member program remains the foundation of the School’s academic program. It continues to provide unparalleled educational experiences and research opportunities for students.
The program runs the full academic year, from early September to late May. All advanced graduate students interested in an intensive survey of the art, archaeology, history, and topography of Greece, from antiquity to the present, are encouraged to apply. There are no grades and no university credit offered, but participation in the Regular Program is a widely recognized part of graduate training in Classics and related fields. Regular Members reside in Athens, using Loring Hall as their home base, throughout the nine-month academic year (September through May). Students receive comprehensive training through visits to the principal archaeological sites and museums of Greece as well as in seminars led by resident and visiting scholars. They also have the option to take part in the training program at the Corinth excavations. The Regular Member program is directed by the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, who oversees and mentors the student members. For more details about the program, click here.
The School generally accepts 15 to 20 students each year into the program.
Eligibility: Regular Membership is open to citizens of the United States or Canada who are graduate students at a college or university in those countries, or to non-citizens enrolled in a graduate program at a cooperating institution. The US or Canadian citizen must be enrolled at a US or Canadian institution at the time of application. Preferably applicants will have completed one or more years of graduate study before entering the School, but well qualified undergraduate seniors who shall hold a baccalaureate degree at the time of entry shall be considered for admission and for the fellowship competition. Applicants are expected to have a reading knowledge of French and German. Reading ability in Ancient Greek, some familiarity with modern Greek, as well as other relevant foreign languages, will be helpful. For in-depth details on eligibility, please see the School’s Regulations (Section VI.1-3).
Fellowships: Up to twelve fellowships are available for the School’s Regular Members. Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500, plus room and board at Loring Hall, waiver of School fees, and coverage of transportation and lodging on required field trips. Food outside Loring Hall and incidental expenses are paid by the fellows. Fellowships are awarded on the basis of application material, recommendations, and examinations (graded without access to candidates’ identity).
Application: An online application and three letters of recommendation must be submitted. Applicants are required to submit scans of official academic transcripts as part of the online application. Mandatory examinations for admission and fellowship are held on the first Saturday in February. Some members may be admitted for admission but not receive a fellowship.