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, over 130 years later, 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 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 Greek world after the end of antiquity.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
(FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)
- 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 the Heinrich Schliemann and the John Williams White Fellowships in archaeology, the Thomas Day Seymour Fellowship in history and literature, and ten Fellowships unrestricted as to field — the Virginia Grace, the Michael Jameson, the Philip Lockhart, the Lucy Shoe Meritt, the Fowler Merle-Smith, the Martin Ostwald, and the James Rignall Wheeler. The Bert Hodge Hill is unrestricted, but with a preference for a student in art history, and the Emily Townsend Vermeule is unrestricted, but with a preference for Bronze Age archaeology. $50 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Advanced graduate students in the same fields as Regular Members who plan to pursue independent research projects, who do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- 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 awarded by the School: the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in art and architecture of antiquity; the Gorham Phillips Stevens Fellowship in the history of architecture; the Ione Mylonas Shear Fellowship in Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology; the Homer A. and Dorothy B. Thompson Fellowship in the study of pottery; and three Fellowships unrestricted as to field: the Edward Capps, the Doreen Canaday Spitzer, and the Eugene Vanderpool Fellowships. DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15.
- 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 ASCSA application for Student Associate Membership by due date for Fulbright application. Note the program change this year that Student Associate membership is only eligible membership for the Fulbright grants. DEADLINE: OCTOBER 13.
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.
- THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece, Ph.D. candidate from U.S. or Israel (Israeli citizens) 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.
- WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIP: (Future program: 2017-2019) Funding up to $20,000 per year for a two-year fellowship term. Ph.D. candidates from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Next competition to be announced in the fall 2016.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)
- 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.
- 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.
- MEDITERRANEAN REGIONAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (CAORC): US citizen: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. researching in the humanities and related social sciences in countries bordering the Mediterranean and served by American overseas research centers. Fellowship program funded by the Mellon Foundation. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline.
- THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.’s researching Greece in the 1940’s and the post-war period. Fellows are required to make use of and refer to the George Papaioannou Papers housed at the Archives of the Gennadius Library. Open to all nationalities. Stipend of €1,000. School fees are waived for a maximum of two months. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- THE HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: 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. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- 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.
TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY
- OSCAR BRONEER TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidate or recent Ph.D. for study in Athens and Rome in alternate years, using either the American Academy in Rome (AAR) or 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. Funding program to be announced. DEADLINE: MARCH 15
- COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM (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. Send applications to ASCSA. DEADLINE: MARCH 15.
- MULTI-COUNTRY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (CAORC): Ph.D. candidates and postdoctoral scholars with research requiring travel to several countries with an American overseas research center. Consult CAORC website for application and deadline: www.caorc.org.
DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- THE PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members already are attending the School for the entire academic year. A grant of $1,000 or grants of lesser amounts. School fees are waived. The purpose is to allow individuals to travel in Greece to conduct a research project during the current academic year from September 1, 2015 to July 1, 2016. DEADLINE: MARCH 1.
FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
- KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on a Corinth or Agora publication. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000). DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- NEH FELLOWSHIPS: Awards for postdoctoral scholars and professionals in the humanities. Terms: Two to four fellowships, five to ten months in duration. Maximum stipend for a five-month project, $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. 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.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31.
- WIENER LABORATORY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: (Future program: 2017-2020): Fellowship for recent postdoctoral scholar from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $35,000 per year for three-year term. Next competition to be announced in the fall 2016.
- WIENER LABORATORY SENIOR FELLOWSHIP: Fellowship for postdoctoral scholar from colleges or universities worldwide pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world as the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $15,000 for five-month term or $30,000 for ten-month term. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- SUMMER SESSIONS: Two six-week sessions explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduate and undergraduate students and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $5,000 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, and partial board. Scholarships available. $25 application fee. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15.
- MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY (Future program for summer 2017): 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. Next competition to be announced in the fall 2016.
ASCSA programs are generally open to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada; restrictions may apply for specific fellowships and programs. 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.