Visiting Fellowships at the British School at Athens are offered for periods of between four and twelve weeks for research in any branch of the arts or social sciences related to Greece and related to any chronological period from the Palaeolithic to the present.
The BSA is a world-renowned institution with its Library, Archives, Fitch Laboratory in Athens and the Knossos Research Centre. Fellows will become members of the BSA and will benefit from all it has to offer in terms of research facilities and accommodation in the centre of Athens. They will have access to the network of research libraries in Athens as well as the ability to undertake museum or site studies (with prior consultation). Athens has a lively intellectual life and Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the stimulating academic life of the BSA and wider Athenian community.
Fellowships are open to established scholars at any career stage, normally in full-time employment at a university, museum, or comparable institution, and are ideally suited to those who have been granted a period of sabbatical leave during the relevant academic year. Preference may be given to applicants from UK HEIs.
Fellowships are non-stipendiary, but accommodation is provided free of charge and the cost of one return airfare from the UK or elsewhere in Europe to Athens will be reimbursed. Fellows are required to submit a report covering their research and their time at the BSA to the BSA’s Council.
Visiting Fellows will be expected to conduct a programme of their own research, give one public lecture at the BSA and an open seminar as part of the established programme. They should also be willing to concern themselves with the current students and their work and may wish to contribute additional lectures or seminars as appropriate in discussion with the Director.
Fellowships may be taken up in either the autumn or the spring semester in Athens or Knossos. The period of time is usually spent in a continuous block but it may alternatively be broken up into non-continuous blocks after discussion with the Director. Accommodation is also offered to an accompanying spouse/partner, at a nominal daily rate.
Before developing a proposal, applicants are advised to contact the relevant member of staff if they propose to include: BSA material (Archivist), Museum material (Assistant Director), Knossos material (Knossos Curator), Fitch Laboratory collections and facilities (Fitch Director) or need permissions to visit sites or study material (School Administrator). Further information about the School can be found at www.bsa.ac.uk.
Applicants should submit a covering letter, a statement of their proposed programme of research in Greece, and a Curriculum Vitae.
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Applications for the 2024-25 session must be submitted by October 6th 2023.