Fellowships in Comparative Cultural Studies

Program's identity and key information

  • Organizers: CHS US, CHS Greece
  • Dates: June 1, 2021–May 31, 2022 (one year)
  • Location: Greece
  • Open to: Junior faculty members (Lecturers or Assistant Professors), Scientific and Laboratory Teaching Staff ("ΕΔΙΠ" and "ΕΕΠ") who hold a PhD, of Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences from Greek Universities (two positions per year)
  • Program Coordination: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece, ekatsarelis@chs.harvard.edu)
  • Held: Annually
  • Application deadlines: Opens early-March, closes on April 8, 2021

About the fellowships

Do you wish to apply for this fellowship opportunity? Fill out the online application form for the Comparative Cultural Studies fellowship.


In the context of the Harvard Summer Program in Greece, two fellowship awards have been established by CHS since 2008 for junior researchers who are employed in Greek universities. Awarded fellows typically spend one week with the summer program and during that week they present their work. After the suspension of the summer program due to the pandemic, CHS decided to continue awarding in 2021 the two fellowship positions independently from the summer program. As part of their appointment, fellows will be invited to present their proposed project to the CHS research community on a date to be determined according to their availability.

This year's cycle of the fellowship program in Comparative Cultural Studies runs under the topic "Outsiders and Insiders: Identity, Agency, and Inclusivity in the Humanities and Social Sciences." Applicants should submit proposals of research topics revolving around the key issues of self and other, inclusion or exclusion from social processes, through rewards or stigmatization, either in the arts (literature, theatre, cinema, and the visual arts) or the social sciences (history, social studies, political science). Preference will be given to inventive and original research questions, as well as proposals addressing contemporary issues from a comparative perspective.

Provisions for the fellows

  • Year-long appointment as CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece.
  • Year-long access to all Harvard electronic resources. The fellows receive an ID and HarvardKey to have access to all digital libraries, available through the Harvard University library system.
  • Invitation in events to present their research.
  • Invitation to present their profile and research project on CHS websites, social and other media.
  • A support of up to €2000 as a research fund. Additionally, CHS will cover travel expenses (transportation and accommodation) for all the events/activities related to their CHS fellowship.


Application is open to researchers employed at Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences of Higher Education in Greece. Read the list of all eligible schools for the Comparative Cultural Studies fellowships. Prospective applicants must hold the position of lecturer or assistant professor, or be standing members of the Scientific and Laboratory Teaching Staff ("ΕΔΙΠ" and "ΕΕΠ") with a PhD.

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