Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of ancient and post-classical studies in Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with 99,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with 120,000 volumes and archives devoted to post-classical Hellenic civilization and, more broadly, the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. The School also sponsors excavations and provides centers for advanced research in archaeological and related topics at its excavations in the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and it houses an archaeological laboratory at the main building complex in Athens.
By agreement with the Greek government, the School is authorized to serve as liaison with the Greek Ministry of Culture on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections. The fellowships are open to postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields, including architecture or art, who are U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have lived in the U.S. for the three years immediately preceding the application deadline. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree at the time of application. Two to four fellowships are available, for projects of five to ten months. The stipend for a five-month project is $21,000; for a ten-month project, $42,000. The fellowship term must coincide with the American School's academic year, September to June. Full application information and requests for further information about the American School of Classical Studies or the Fellowship may be obtained online or via the contact information below.