Early Career Fellowship in Philhellenism

Program's identity and key information

  • Organizers:  CHS US, supported by CHS Greece, under the aegis of the Committee of Honor "Nafplio 2021," Municipality of Nafplio
  • Dates: January 1–December 31, 2021 (one year)
  • Location: Greece
  • Open to: Postdoctoral researchers (one position)
  • Advisory Committee:  Richard P. Martin (Stanford/CHS), Paschalis Kitromilides (Academy of Athens/National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard/CHS)
  • Program Coordination: Lanah Koelle (CHS US, fellowships@chs.harvard.edu), Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece, ekatsarelis@chs.harvard.edu)
  • Languages: Greek, English
  • Application deadlines: Opens in mid-October, closes on November 26, 2020

Visit the CHS US dedicated webpage for more information on application and criteria used in the awarding of fellowships.

About the fellowship


On the occasion of the celebration of the 200 years (1821–2021) since the Greek war of independence and as part of a series of events that CHS Greece and US organize to honor the important anniversary, the Center offers one fellowship to a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research of the highest quality on topics related to 19th century Philhellenism. Additionally, during the fellowship the fellow will be asked to serve as the academic coordinator of a workshop in Nafplio (in the fall of 2021) and possibly participate in other relevant events. The fellowship is offered by the CHS in Washington, DC, it is supported, administratively and logistically, by the CHS Greece and connected with the series of events that will be organized under the aegis of the Committee of Honor "Nafplio 2021," Municipality of Nafplio.

Provisions for the fellow

The fellowship award includes:

  • A year-long appointment as CHS Fellow in Philhellenism, beginning on January 1, 2021.
  • Year-long access to Harvard University's online databases and resources and its Scan and Deliver services.
  • A stipend of $15,000. 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 in the US.
  • Contingent on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the needs of the research project, a visit to the US (Washington, DC and Cambridge, MA) to conduct research, share findings and collaborate with other fellows and members of the CHS academic community.
  • Presentation of the fellow's profile and research project on CHS websites, social and other media.
  • Academic support and advising during the fellowship appointment by the members of the selection and advisory committee.


Prerequisites for the fellowship are:

  • A PhD degree (or its equivalent). Applicants must have defended their degree before July 1, 2020.
  • 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.

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.

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