The American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA), 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 135 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.
Membership application to the ASCSA must be made online at the same time you apply to any outside funding organization for work at the School.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)
REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS – deadline: January 15, 2017
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 nine 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.
STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS – deadline: February 15, 2017
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.
SUMMER SESSION – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
SUMMER SEMINARS – deadline: January 15, 2017
Two 18-day sessions designed for those who wish to 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.
MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY 2017 – deadline: January 15, 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. Scholarships available. $25 application fee.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (FULL ACADEMIC YEAR)
THE M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
THE JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
WIENER LABORATORY FELLOWSHIP (2017-2019) – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS OR POSTGRADUATES FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA (SHORT-TERM FELLOWSHIPS)
THE HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
THE GEORGE PAPAIOANNOU FELLOWSHIP – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
WIENER LABORATORY RESEARCH ASSOCIATE APPOINTMENTS – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
TRAVELING AND EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTGRADUATE STUDY
COULSON/CROSS AEGEAN EXCHANGE, Program of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) – deadline: March 15, 2017
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.
FUNDING FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS FOR STUDY AT THE ASCSA
KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS – deadline: January 15, 2017
Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, Ancient Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of the excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).
WIENER LABORATORY POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP (2017-2020) – deadline: January 15, 2017
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.
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, colour, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership.
For further information about ASCSA grants, please go to their website.