American School of Classical Studies at Athens


Athens, Greece




NEH Fellowships
Phone: (609) 683-0800
Fax: (609) 924-0578
Email: @email

Founded in 1881, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) is the most significant resource in Greece for American scholars in the fields of Greek language, literature, history, archaeology, philosophy, and art, from pre-Hellenic times to the present. It offers two major research libraries: the Blegen, with over 100,000 volumes dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean world; and the Gennadius, with over 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 ASCSA is authorized to serve as liaison with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism on behalf of American students and scholars for the acquisition of permits to conduct archaeological work and to study museum collections.

Two to four fellowships, either five or ten months in duration are open to postdoctoral scholars and professionals in relevant fields. The ASCSA encourages younger scholars to apply. Term must coincide with American School’s academic year, September to June. Full application information and requests for further information about the American School of Classical Studies at Athens or the Fellowship may be obtained online.

Host Institutions: American School of Classical Studies at Athens