Fellowships in Comparative Cultural Studies

Key information

  • Dates: June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024
  • Location: Greece
  • Organized by: CHS US, CHS Greece
  • Open to: Faculty members (Assistant or Associate Professors), Scientific and Laboratory Teaching Staff ("ΕΔΙΠ" and "ΕΕΠ") who hold a PhD, of Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences from Greek universities (up to 2 positions)
  • Application period: January 10 - February 13, 2023
  • Language: English
  • Activity Administration: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece)


About the fellowships


In the context of the Harvard Summer School Program in Greece, 2 fellowship awards have been established by CHS since 2008 for researchers who are employed in Greek universities. Awarded fellows usually spend one week with the summer program as visiting scholars and during that week they present their work interacting with colleagues and students from the U.S. and all around the world and exchanging experiences and ideas about their different educational systems. Additionally, the fellows may be invited to participate in other events organized by CHS Greece in order to present their research.

The fellowships aim to attract applicants with an academic background strongly related to the disciplines of Comparative Cultural Studies, the academic core of the summer program. The topic of the Harvard Summer School Program in Greece 2023 is “Migration and Boundaries: Reconceptualizing Mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond”. Prospective applicants should apply with a research project closely related at least to one of the weekly seminars (See the drop-down list entitled “2023 Course Seminars”). CHS gives preference to those candidates whose application suggests that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars. Former experience in similar academic programs/activities in Greece or abroad will be taken into consideration.

Provisions for the fellows

The fellowship award includes:

  • Year-long appointment as CHS Visiting Scholar in Comparative Cultural Studies, beginning on June 1, 2023.
  • Year-long access to Harvard University's online databases and resources, and its Scan and Deliver services.
  • A week-long stay in Thessaloniki or in Nafplio during the dates of the summer program (dates to be determined). The fellows will join the summer program and interact with the students and the faculty. They will attend all seminars taught during that week and address a one-hour lecture to the students on their respective fields of interest. The Center covers accommodation, transportation, breakfast, and dinner during the fellow’s stay with the summer program.
  • Invitation to 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 €1500 as a research fund. Additionally, CHS will cover travel expenses (transportation and accommodation) for all the events/activities related to their 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 assistant or associate professor, or be standing members of the Scientific and Laboratory Teaching Staff ("ΕΔΙΠ" and "ΕΕΠ") with a PhD.

Application information

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, February 13, 2023 at midnight (Eastern European Time). As part of the application process, applicants will upload a curriculum vitae and a summary of the one-hour lecture that will be addressed to the students of the summer program. Also, all prospective applicants should provide contact details for one reference questionnaire, which must be received by February 16, 2023. Some applicants may be invited to online interviews. All applicants will receive notification of the selection committee's decision in April 2023.


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