Deadline: December 15, 2020
Applications are open for the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) Early Career Fellowship in Philhellenism 2021. 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 the Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) will organize to honor this important anniversary, the CHS offers one fellowship to a postdoctoral researcher based in Greece to conduct research of the highest quality on topics related to 19th-century Philhellenism.
The proposed research may be approached through any lens including, but not limited to, intellectual history, area and ethnic studies, anthropology, art, education, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and race and gender studies. Particular interest will be given to proposals centered on Philhellenism in modern political thought, the relationship between Greece and the United States, as well as Harvard, during the 19th century. Connections to the city of Nafplio or the region of the Argolid will be a plus.
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. 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.
- 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.
- A prerequisite for the fellowship is 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 s/he will spend most of the time in Greece.
- The CHS rigorously supports the principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity in its selection of fellows.
- Applicants may not apply to other CHS fellowship programs during the same application cycle.
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 promote further inquiry and engagement in the fellow’s immediate field and in 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.
As part of the application process, applicants will upload four documents in PDF format:
- A detailed, but brief research proposal of no more than 1,000 words. Bibliographies and references do not count toward the word limit.
- A curriculum vitae documenting qualifications to conduct the proposed research, for example, through recent publications and presentations.
- A sample of published work of no more than 10,000 words.
For more information, visit Harvard Fellowship.