Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Hellenic 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: Ph.D. Candidates in Classics from Greek Universities, who have successfully completed at least one year of studies (three positions)
  • Academic Committee: Anna Lamari (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Spyridon Rangos (University of Patras), Melina Tamiolaki (University of Crete)
  • Program Coordination: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece, ekatsarelis@chs.harvard.edu)
  • Held: Annually
  • Application deadlines: Opens in early January, closes on February 21, 2021

Do you wish to apply for this fellowship opportunity? Fill out the online application form for the Hellenic studies pre-doctoral fellowship.

About the fellowship

Overview

CHS grants up to three fellowships per year to Ph.D. candidates in Classics of Greek Universities. The duration of each fellowship will be 12 months (June–May), during which fellows will complete a semester-long research project (June–November) of their own choice. Right after the semester-long research project, the fellows will be asked to submit an article to be published at FirstDrafts@Classics@, and before the end of their year-long appointment, they will be asked to submit a report to be published at CHS Research Bulletin. Throughout the appointment, and especially during its second half, fellows will be invited to participate in various CHS activities to share their findings and collaborate with other fellows and members of the CHS community.

Provisions for the fellow

The fellowship award includes:

  • Year-long appointment as CHS Pre-doctoral Fellow in Hellenic Studies, beginning on June 1, 2021.
  • Year-long access to Harvard University's online databases and resources, and its Scan and Deliver services.
  • A ten-day educational trip to CHS in Washington DC, organized by CHS following the completion of the research project, during which fellows will share their findings and collaborate with other fellows and members of the CHS academic community in the US.
  • Invitation to pre-publish the outcomes of their research in CHS E-Journals and presentation of their profile and research project on CHS websites, social and other media.
  • Invitation to attend the annual CHS–International Olympic Academy (IOA) Scholars Symposium in Ancient Olympia.
  • Participation in events to present their research.
  • A support of up to €1000 as a research fund for purchasing books and electronic equipment, and for participating in other projects/conferences related to their Ph.D. research. Additionally, CHS will cover travel expenses (transportation and accommodation) for all the events/activities in Greece or in the US related to their CHS fellowship.
  • Academic support and advising during the fellowship appointment by the members of the selection and advisory committee.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are Ph.D. Candidates in Classics in one of the following University Departments:

  • Division of Classics, Department of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Division of Classics, School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Division of Classics, Department of Philology, School of Philosophy, University of Crete
  • Division of Classics, Department of Philology, Faculty of Humanistic and Social Sciences, University of Patras
  • Division of Classics, School of Philology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Ioannina
  • Division of Classics, Department of Philology, Faculty of Humanities and Culture Studies, University of the Peloponnese
  • Division of Classics, Department of Greek Philology, School of Classics and Humanities, Democritus University of Thrace

Applicants must have completed at least the first year of their Ph.D. studies. The fellows must be fluent in English. Applicants may not apply to other CHS fellowship programs during the same application cycle.

Application Information

In order to apply, fill out the online application form for the Hellenic studies pre-doctoral fellowship. The deadline for submitting applications is Sunday, February 21, 2021 at midnight (Eastern European Time). As part of the application process, applicants will upload the following documents in PDF format:

  • A detailed but brief research proposal, also indicating how their proposed project is connected to their Ph.D. research (no more than 1,000 words). Bibliographies and references do not count toward the word limit.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • A sample of their work in English or Greek of no more than 10,000 words. The sample can be a published work or an essay from their postgraduate or doctoral studies.
  • A copy of their transcripts from the undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
  • A letter from their Department which will certify the start date of their enrollment as Ph.D. Candidates of the Department.

Additionally, some applicants may be invited to online interviews. The three-member Selection and Advisory Academic Committee evaluates the applications and selects the fellows. All applicants will receive notification of the selection committee's decision in April 2021.

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