ASCSA 2022-2023 Programs and Fellowships


The American School of Classical Studies at Athens 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 medieval to modern Greek world, as well as the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Sciences.


REGULAR MEMBER FELLOWSHIPS: 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 each in history and literature, and nine unrestricted as to field. DEADLINE: JANUARY 15, 2022.

STUDENT ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: For advanced graduate students who plan to pursue independent 9-month (Sept. to May) research projects and do not wish to commit to the full Regular Program. DEADLINE: ROLLING

ADVANCED FELLOWSHIPS: Several fellowships for the full academic year at the ASCSA with a stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees are available to students who have completed the Regular Program or one full academic year as a Student Associate Member and plan to return to the School to pursue independent research, usually for their Ph.D. dissertations. Advanced Fellowships fields awarded by the School include one each in art and architecture of antiquity, history of architecture, Mycenaean archaeology or Athenian architecture and/or archaeology, and the study of pottery; and three unrestricted as to field.

FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIPS:  Visit the Fulbright website for fellowship details and stipend information. Applicants for a Fulbright Fellowship in Greece to be held in affiliation with the ASCSA, must request a letter from the ASCSA for affiliation. Applications for a letter of affiliation must be submitted at least two weeks before the applicant’s institutional deadline.
Simultaneous application to both the Fulbright and the ASCSA is required. Candidates must submit the ASCSA application by the due date for the Fulbright application.

Two-year funding for individuals actively enrolled in a graduate program who have passed all qualifying exams and have an approved Ph.D. proposal pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $20,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2022.

MEDIEVAL GREEK SUMMER SESSION AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY, SUMMER 2023: Graduate students and professors 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. Up to twelve scholarships available. Call for applications will open fall 2022.

SUMMER SESSION: Six-week session to explore the sites and museums in Greece for graduates, undergraduates, and secondary school and college teachers. Fee of $4,900 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room and partial board, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available.

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. Fee of $2,750 includes tuition, travel within Greece, room, partial board in Athens, and museum and site fees. Scholarships available.

JACOB HIRSCH FELLOWSHIP: For projects carried out in Greece; eligibility is limited to U.S. or Israeli citizens, Ph.D. candidate writing a dissertation or recent Ph.D. (not more than five years since the awarding of the Ph.D.) revising a dissertation for publication. A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.

KATHRYN AND PETER YATRAKIS FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years), of any nationality, for work in the Gennadius Library for the full academic year. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees. 

M. ALISON FRANTZ FELLOWSHIP: Ph.D. candidates and recent Ph.D.s (not more than five years since the awarding of the Ph.D.) for work in the Gennadius Library. A stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON MUSIC: Career musicians, or researchers who are either currently Ph.D. candidates or have received their Ph.D. within the last 5 years, of any nationality, engaged in research on music that focuses on cultural interactions in the Mediterranean world broadly defined. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.

SCHWARZ FELLOWSHIP AT THE GENNADIUS LIBRARY FOR RESEARCH ON URBAN ARCHITECTURE: Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D.s (within the last 5 years), of any nationality, engaged in research on architecture, urban planning, and the history of the built environment in Greece from 1821 to the present. Stipend of $11,500 plus room and board at Loring Hall, and waiver of School fees.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA (AIA) ANNA C. AND OLIVER C. COLBURN FELLOW:  Ph.D. candidates or recent Ph.D. (not more than five years since the awarding of the Ph.D.) whose field is classical archaeology. Visit the Archaeological Institute of America website for more information. Simultaneous application to both the AIA and the ASCSA is required. Two fellowships of $5,500 each. Fellowship granted in even years.

COTSEN TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP FOR RESEARCH IN GREECE:  Short-term travel 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.

HARRY BIKAKIS FELLOWSHIP: North American or Greek graduate students researching ancient Greek law or Greek graduate students working on a School excavation. A stipend of $1,875. School fees are waived.

HENRY S. ROBINSON CORINTH RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: Awarded to pre- or post-doctoral scholars for research on a 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. One or more grants for up to three months, maximum amount of stipend is $4,000. School fees are waived. Granted every other year.

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.

WILLIAM SANDERS SCARBOROUGH FELLOWSHIPS: For up to three months in residence to carry out proposed research projects, to join the School’s academic programs (field trips and seminars during the regular academic year or the summer, excavations at the Agora or Corinth, scientific field schools, etc.), and/or to develop knowledge, resources, and collegial networks to enhance their teaching. Open to Graduate students, faculty members (K-12 and all levels of post-secondary education), and independent scholars residing in the United States or Canada, regardless of citizenship, whose geographic origin, diverse experiences, and socio-economic background are underrepresented at the School (including persons from the Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color communities), and whose studies, research, or teaching would benefit from residency at the School. Fellowship recipients need not be specialists in the field of Classical Studies.

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.

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:

PAUL REHAK MEMORIAL TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP: Regular members and Student Associate members in attendance at the ASCSA for the entire academic year. Maximum grant of $1,000 or 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, 2021 to July 1, 2022. Compensation for travel that transpired during the prior fall and winter terms or planned for the spring term of the 2021-2022 academic year will be considered.  

KRESS PUBLICATIONS FELLOWSHIPS: Postdoctoral scholars working on assigned material from excavations at Ancient Corinth, the Athenian Agora, Lerna, and affiliated projects of the ASCSA to support research for publication of excavated material. Grants for at least three months (up to $10,000) to a maximum of nine months (up to $30,000).

Three-year funding for individuals who have received their Ph.D. within the last seven (7) years pursuing archaeological research related to the ancient Greek world at the Wiener Laboratory. Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2022.

WIENER LABORATORY PROGRAMMATIC POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR 2024-2027: Three-year funding for individuals who have received their Ph.D. and have a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project. Eligibility limited to any archaeological project affiliated with the ASCSA, current and former permit holders. Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months. Call for applications will open fall 2023.

For more information about each program or fellowships, please visit

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.

SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaboration Grants

We are pleased to announce the 2021-2022 application season for the SPARC (SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations) Program. SPARC is an NSF-funded Archaeology and Archaeometry program dedicated to promoting geospatial research in archaeology, hosted by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies at the University of Arkansas and Dartmouth College.

Now in its 8th year, SPARC offers direct support to archaeological projects through awards in three categories: Fieldwork (on-site data collection), Data & Analytics (preparation, processing, and analysis of geospatial data), and Publication (presentation, publication, and archiving of complex geospatial datasets). New to 2021-2022 are funded, short-term residencies at either CAST and Dartmouth for visiting scholars to undergo face-to-face research collaborations, utilize or train on equipment and facilities, or develop publications.

We are particularly interested in proposals that overlap with our current analytical development priorities:

  • historic and satellite imagery analysis
  • sUAS (drone) sensors
  • microCT applications for archaeology
  • data analytics
  • digital data management
  • visualization and archiving of complex spatial datasets

Please visit the SPARC homepage ( to learn more.

We encourage applications from scholars underrepresented within the field of archaeology, early-career scholars, and those working in the public sector or at public institutions. Late-stage PhD students are eligible for SPARC submissions. The Program sets no priorities based on time period, geographic region or specific research topic, but projects should have an anthropologically relevant focus and qualify for NSF archaeology funding. The project must be affiliated with an institution and/or organization that would otherwise be eligible for NSF support, which is typically US-based.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Pre-application consultations are required before submission. Please visit our website at for more information about the Program and the application process.

CFP: Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture (CMSMC)

Call for Papers
On behalf of the Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture, the editorial board is circulating a call for papers relating to the study of Material Culture. The mission of the Coalition of Master’s Scholars on Material Culture (CMSMC) is to provide a platform for emerging master’s scholars, who are at a crucial point in their academic careers, to publish their work and contribute to the expanding field of Material Culture. Drawing from the fields of Art History, Archaeology, History and Museum Studies, CMSMC seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussions and address a diverse pool of topics. The Coalition desires to amplify emerging voices who can bring fresh and diverse perspectives to the field. Furthermore, CMSMC is dedicated to disseminating information that is publicly accessible while maintaining rigorous academic standards.

CMSMC welcomes papers discussing Material Culture grounded in historical,archaeological, art historical, and/or museum studies approaches. Papers will be accepted on a rolling basis.

CMSMC seeks to amplify the voices and scholarship of Master’s scholars. We define a Master’s scholar as anyone who is currently enrolled in or has graduated from a Master’s program.

CMSMC is also open to publishing the work of PhD students who are in their coursework and working towards an MA in their program. PhD Candidates and higher are not eligible.

Submission Guidelines
In order to submit a paper to CMSMC, you will need to provide an abstract (up to 350words) as well as a partial bibliography,and CV. Please email these materials ,with a subject line that reads as follows “last name_submission”All submissions must be cited in the​​Chicago Manual of Style​ Your submissions will be responded to once they are reviewed by a member of our team. Should your paper be accepted, you will be contacted by our Content chair, Hope Elizabeth Gillespie, who will connect you to your editor.Please note, in order to be considered for publication by CMSMC, your paper must be an original work and should not have been previously published.

Article Lengths and Criteria

1.) Short Article (1500-1700 words; 6-7 pages double spaced)
This piece will typically focus on either a single object, like an object biography,or will be a short review of a book/article/essay/exhibit etc. These pieces will be published weekly, and therefore will be accepted on a rolling basis. The editing process for these pieces will be fairly short, with an editor having only about a week of dialogue with the author prior to the publication date

2.) Medium Article (2,500-2,800 words; 10 pages double spaced)
These pieces will typically center around a particular theme or school of thought surrounding object theory, archaeology, art history, and museum studies. These pieces will be similar to conference papers in both length and style. These pieces will be published bi-weekly, and will also be accepted on a rolling basis. The editing process for these papers will typically be about 2-3 weeks, and that schedule will be worked out with your specific editor.

3.)Long-Form Article (4,000-5,000 words; 15-16 pages double spaced)
These pieces will be in-depth investigations on a variety of topics. While we encourage these pieces to be collaborative, these are the most flexible and author driven of our three article lengths. The editorial process for these pieces will vary;the editor will provide more guidelines and a schedule for publication as per each article submission. These pieces will be a monthly feature, and will also be accepted on a rolling basis.

CMSMC looks forward to receiving proposals in response to the call, and is happy to respond to inquiries from interested parties. Questions may be addressed to the Executive Board – Hope Elizabeth Gillespie, Sydney Sheehan, and Mary Kate Smolenski- via e-mail

Find more information at

Fulbright Postdoctoral Opportunities in Israel

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program  is the U.S. government’s flagship educational and cultural exchange program, providing faculty and professionals the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and carry out professional projects around the world.  The program is currently open and accepting applications until September 15, 2021.  There is still time to apply! 

For the 2022-23 academic year, Fulbright Postdoctoral Awards to Israel provide  recent PhD graduates and early career faculty up to two full academic years of funding to conduct research in a wide range of fields.  If you need assistance securing a letter of invitation, Fulbright Israel can help you connect with potential host universities.

2022-23 Postdoctoral Awards to Israel include:

Please note that you must be a U.S. citizen to apply.  For postdoctoral awards to Israel, eligible candidates must have received their PhD no earlier than August 2017.  Scholars may apply if they plan to complete their degrees during the 2021-22 academic year; degrees simply must be conferred prior to the grant start date.

Please refer to the following resources as you navigate the application process:

If you are interested in postdoctoral awards outside Israel, please view the Catalog of Awards for Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities in over 130 countries.

Participating in the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides academics the unique opportunity to collaborate with foreign institutions while serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States. A Fulbright award offers recognition and an experience that will serve you throughout your career.

If you need assistance as you navigate the application process, please contact Jaclyn Assarian, Outreach and Recruitment Specialist, at

IEG Fellowships for Postdocs

The next deadline for IEG Fellowships for Postdocs is October 15, 2021 for fellowships beginning in April 2022 or later.

The IEG awards postdoctoral fellowships to young academics from Germany and abroad who have completed their doctoral dissertations and are pursuing a new research project. This fellowship is intended to help you develop your own research project in close collaboration with researchers working at the IEG. Your contribution consists in bringing your own interests to bear on the work of the IEG and its research programme negotiating difference in Europe. This includes the possibility of developing a perspective for further cooperation with the IEG.

Applicants should have been awarded their doctorate no more than three years before the beginning of the proposed fellowship (non-academic activities are not relevant to the application). The final examination or defense of the dissertation must have been successfully completed by the application deadline. It is not possible to avail of funding for the final phase of doctoral research and continuing into a subsequent postdoctoral project.

More information and the application can be found at

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