Pre-doctoral Fellowships in Hellenic Studies

Key information

  • Dates: June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024
  • Location: Greece
  • Organized by: CHS US, CHS Greece
  • Open to: Ph.D. candidates of Greek universities, who have successfully completed at least one year of studies (up tο 3 positions)
  • Application Period: January 11 - February 16, 2023
  • Language: English
  • Academic Committee: Anna Lamari (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), Spyridon Rangos (University of Patras), and Melina Tamiolaki (University of Crete)
  • Activity Administration: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece)


About the fellowships


CHS grants up to 3 fellowships per year to Ph.D. candidates from Greek universities, regardless of their faculty of enrollment, who conduct research on topics related to ancient Greek civilization. The duration of each fellowship is 12 months (June–May), during which fellows complete a semester-long (June–November) research project of their own choice. Right after the semester-long research project, the fellows are asked to submit an article to be published at FirstDrafts@Classics@, and before the end of their year-long appointment, they are asked to submit a report to be published at CHS Research Bulletin. Throughout the appointment, and especially during its second half, fellows are 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, 2023.
  • Year-long access to Harvard University's online databases and resources, and its Scan and Deliver services.
  • A 10-day educational trip to CHS in Washington DC, organized by CHS following the completion of the research project, during which fellows 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.
  • Participation in events and activities to present their research and engage with the CHS academic community in Greece.
  • 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 covers 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 academic committee.


Eligible applicants are Ph.D. candidates of Greek universities who conduct research on topics related to ancient Greek civilization down to late antiquity (c. 600 A.D.). Candidates from every faculty are welcome to apply, regardless of the general academic focus of the department in which they are enrolled. Applicants must have completed at least the first year of their Ph.D. studies and must be fluent in English. Applicants may not apply to other CHS fellowship programs during the same application cycle.

Application Information

The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, February 16, 2023, at midnight (Eastern European Time). As part of the application process, applicants must upload a research proposal, a curriculum vitae, a sample of work, a copy of their transcripts from their undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and a letter from their Department that certifies the start date of their enrollment as Ph.D. candidates. Some applicants may be invited to online interviews. The 3-member Academic Committee evaluates the applications and selects the fellows. All applicants will receive notification of the committee's decision in April 2023.


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