Fellowships in Hellenic Studies 2023-24

The application is now closed.

Application deadline: Friday, December 2, 2022

Reference letter deadline: Friday, December 9, 2022

The Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS) offers residential postdoctoral fellowship opportunities for the 2023-24 academic year. The CHS funds both academic year fellowships (September 1, 2023 — May 24, 2024) and semester fellowships during either the Fall (September 1, 2023 — December 22, 2023) or the Spring (February 2, 2024 – May 24, 2024). Applicants should indicate their preference on the application form.

All fellowship awards include:

  • financial support ($20,000/semester in residence);
  • housing at the CHS in Washington, DC;
  • subsidized health insurance; 
  • travel support
  • appointment as a Harvard affiliate for one year, beginning in July 2023, providing access to the resources of the Harvard library system.

About the Program

The purpose of the residential fellowship program is to encourage and support research of the highest quality on topics related to ancient Greek civilization. 

The program aims to foster interaction among researchers from diverse academic backgrounds and regions of the world. Accordingly, the CHS welcomes both projects with a traditional disciplinary basis in Classics, and those that adopt interdisciplinary approaches drawn from fields across the humanities, social sciences, and/or natural sciences. 

In addition to supporting scholars working independently, the CHS also welcomes applications from individuals engaged in collaborative research projects (such as co-written or co-edited volumes, digital databases, or software tools). Each member of a collaboration should apply individually for a fellowship and describe the nature of the collaboration on the application form. 


The prerequisite for a fellowship is a PhD degree in Classics or a related field. Applicants must have defended their degree before July 1, 2022.

Applicants may not apply to both the Fellowships in Hellenic Studies Program in Washington, DC and to the Early Career Fellowships in Hellenic Studies Program in Greece and Cyprus during the same application cycle.

The CHS is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The CHS views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Dissemination of Research and Acknowledgement of Support

Fellows are encouraged to document the evolution of their projects and share their work in progress. All fellows are asked to submit a profile for publication on the CHS website and complete a survey at the end of their appointment. Beyond that, fellows are welcome to contribute one piece of content for publication in the CHS Research Bulletin.  

The CHS asks fellows to acknowledge the support of the Center in publications or presentations resulting from their work during the fellowship.

Criteria Used in the Awarding of Fellowships

The CHS will only fund proposals that:

1. Outline clearly and in detail a research project that contributes to scholarship in Classical studies or the humanities in general; 

2. Demonstrate the capability of the researcher(s) to carry out the project: for example, through prior publications and letters of support;

3. Explain the importance of a CHS fellowship to the progress of the project.

Application Information

The Application is now closed.

The deadline for submitting applications was Friday, December 2, 2022 at midnight (Eastern). Recommendation letters are due no later than Friday, December 9, 2022.

As part of the application process, applicants must upload three documents in PDF format:

1. A detailed research proposal of no more than 1,000 words. Bibliographies and references do not count toward the word limit.

2. A curriculum vitae documenting qualifications to conduct the proposed research.

3. A sample of published or forthcoming work of no more than 10,000 words. Bibliographies and references do not count toward the word limit.

Applicants must also provide the names and contact information of three referees, who will be contacted directly by the CHS after the application is submitted. Applicants are responsible for confirming the availability of their proposed referees prior to submission. 

Notification of the selection committee’s decision will be sent to applicants in early March, 2023.

Applicants with questions should contact the fellowships team by email at fellowships(at)chs.harvard.edu.