Tuesday, December 12, 2017

ASCSA Academic Year Program


Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens offers incomparable opportunities and programs for graduate students enrolled in US and Canadian institutions to research, travel, and excavate in Greece. Facilities include two major libraries, a scientific laboratory, extensive archives, two excavation study centers at the Athenian Agora and Corinth, and a residence hall in central Athens providing room and board.

Please note that for the 2018-2019 academic year, the Blegen and Gennadius libraries may be closed for up to six months between January and June for reorganization; members of the School will continue to have access to other facilities of the School and other libraries in Athens.

Eligibility: Students preparing for an advanced degree in classical and ancient Mediterranean studies, post-classical Greek studies or a related field. Well-qualified students with a B.A. will be considered for admission and fellowships, although preference is given to those who have completed at least one year of graduate study.

Program: The Regular Program from early September to June 1. The program requires participation in the School’s fall trips, covering much of the Greek mainland. During the winter, topography sessions, museum visits, and seminars in Athens are required, with some additional trips. In the spring members normally participate in the School's excavations at Corinth and have time for independent research and optional trips. Regular Members are expected to be in residence at the School throughout the academic year.

For more information link to: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/academic and http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/schedule.

Fellowships: Fellows receive a cash stipend of $11,500 plus room, board and waiver of School fees. Up to 12 are available, awarded on the basis of transcripts, recommendations and examinations. Information is available at: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/grants.

Application: Consists of an application form and three letters of recommendation submitted online. Applicants are required to submit legible pdf scans of academic transcripts as part of the online application. Please visit the ASCSA web site for more information about the application: http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/admission-membership/regular.

Examinations in Greek language, history, literature, and archaeology (two of four are required) are held on the first Saturday in February. Application fee: $50.

Web site: www.ascsa.edu.gr or http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/programs/academic 

E-mail: application@ascsa.org

Applicants will be notified by mid-March.

The ASCSA is open generally to qualified students and scholars at colleges or universities in the U.S. or Canada; restrictions may apply for specific programs and fellowships. The ASCSA does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.