ASCSA Advanced Fellowships

American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Deadline: February 15, 2022

Website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr

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. All applicants must have completed the Regular Program or one full academic year (Sept. – May) as a Student Associate Member. (Regular or Student Associate Members resident in Athens from Sept. 2019 through March 2020 are also eligible to apply).

Terms:  Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board (in Loring Hall) and waiver of fees. The Kress Fellowship specifically provides a stipend of $15,000 plus room and board (in Loring Hall) 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 Process

Submit an online application. For more information about the application, visit: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/fellowships-and-grants/graduate-and-postdoctoral. 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;

3) A list of other fellowships, if any, applied for with dates of notification of these awards; 

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. 

The awards will be announced by April 1.

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.

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