Early Career Fellowship in Philhellenism

Key information

  • Dates: June 1, 2023 - May 31, 2024
  • Location: Greece
  • Organized by: CHS US, CHS Greece, in collaboration with the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP)
  • Open to: Postdoctoral researchers (one position)
  • Application period: January 16-March 2, 2023
  • Language: English
  • Academic Committee: Johanna Hanink (Brown University), Paschalis Kitromilides (Academy of Athens/National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), and Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard/CHS)
  • Activity Administration: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece)


About the fellowships


CHS offers one fellowship to a postdoctoral researcher to conduct original research on topics related to Philhellenism as a movement of the 18th and 19th century as well as a phenomenon whose manifestations and repercussions persisted in the years that followed. The duration of the fellowship is 12 months (June - May), during which the fellow completes a research project of their own choice. Before the end of their year-long appointment, the fellow will be invited to submit a report to be published at CHS Research Bulletin. Throughout the appointment, the fellow is invited to participate in various CHS activities, sharing their findings and collaborating with other fellows and members of the CHS community.

This fellowship is organized in collaboration with the Society for Hellenism and Philhellenism (SHP) which provides access for research in the collection and archives of the Philhellenism Museum in Athens. The program is co-sponsored by the European Dynamics SA.

Provisions for the fellow

The fellowship award includes:

  • A year-long appointment as CHS Fellow in Philhellenism, beginning on June 1st, 2023.
  • Year-long access to Harvard University's online databases and resources and its Scan and Deliver services.
  • Invitation for a ten-day-long educational trip to CHS in Washington DC.
  • Invitation to participate in events to share findings and collaborate with other fellows and members of the CHS academic community and/or present to the community of the SHP and the Philhellenism Museum in Athens.
  • Invitation to pre-publish the outcomes of their research in the CHS Research Bulletin.
  • A stipend of $12,000. Additionally, CHS will cover travel expenses (airfare, accommodations) in the case that the fellow is invited by the Center to participate in events taking place in Greece or the US. The CHS does not offer separate grants for participation in conferences, purchase of books and electronic equipment, accommodations, family-related expenses, dining and entertainment expenses, etc., nor does the CHS pay per diems.
  • Presentation of the fellow's profile and research project on CHS and SHP websites, social and other media.
  • Free access to the collections and archives of the Philhellenism Museum in Athens.
  • Academic support and advising during the fellowship appointment by the members of the academic committee.


Prerequisites for the fellowship are:

  • A PhD degree (or its equivalent). Applicants must have defended their degree before January 1st, 2023.
  • The fellow must be fluent in modern Greek and English and preferably based in Greece, as they will spend most of the time in Greece.

Applicants may not apply to other CHS fellowship programs during the same application cycle.

Criteria Used in the Awarding of Fellowships

The CHS will only fund a proposal that:

  • Outlines clearly and in detail how a fellowship through the CHS will enable the proposed research and lead to its completion;
  • Shows how the outcomes of the project will both add to existing knowledge and promote further inquiry and engagement in the fellow’s immediate field and the humanities and social sciences in general;
  • Demonstrates the capability of the researcher to achieve the proposed outcomes: for example, through academic achievement, prior publications and educational programs, and letters of support.

This fellowship falls under the category of “Early Career Fellowships” of the Center for Hellenic Studies. Applications from postdoctoral researchers in the early steps of their academic career or in non-tenure-track positions will be prioritized.

Application Information

The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, March 2, 2023, at midnight (Eastern European Time). As part of the application process, applicants must upload a research proposal, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of published work. Applicants must also provide the names and contact information for three references. Please note that applicants may not write reference letters for other applicants. Additionally, members of the selection committee and the CHS faculty director may not write reference letters. The deadline for receiving all three reference letters via the CHS Greece application platform is March 5, 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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