Onassis Fellowship Program for International Scholars on Greek Language, History and Culture

The Foundation announces the twenty-third (23rd) annual Fellowships Program for International Scholars starting on October 1st, 2017,  addressed to non-Greek nationals, University Professors of all levels, Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates.

Academic Field

The Program covers the following academic fields:

Α) HUMANITIES:

  • Philology
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Philosophy
  • Educational Studies
  • Psychology

For the academic year 2017-2018 and concerning the field of Humanities, the Foundation particularly encourages applicants who want to work on topics and/or with material related to its two prized research collections, The Cavafy Archive and Library, and the Onassis Library. It is envisaged that one fellowship in each category will be awarded to researchers whose work relates to either of these collections.

Β) SOCIAL SCIENCES:

  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • International and European Studies
  • Social Policy

NOTE: Law is not included.

C) ECONOMICS/FINANCE:

  • Maritime Studies
  • Finance
  • Public Finance

D) ARTS: (only Theoretic Studies, artists are not included)

  • Art History
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Photography
  • Film Studies
  • New Media
  • Cultural management

NOTE: The consideration of an eventual interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach/dimension for the proposed research would be highly appreciated.

It should be stressed that scholarships Category D and E will be awarded in priority to those who explicitly declare that they have arrangements to deliver courses/seminars in the specific field of their research by participating in a teaching (or research) program at a Public Greek University during their stay in Greece for a minimum of eight [8] hours per month. The said courses and/or seminars will be organized by the Onassis Foundation Department for International Fellowships Scholarships in collaboration with the relevant University Department.

General Conditions of Participation

The Program covers scholarly research in Greece only and in the fields stated above.

Eligible to participate are the following candidates:

  • a) Persons of non-Greek descent
  • b) Cypriot citizens are also eligible to apply for Category D and E fellowship only, provided they permanently reside and work outside  Greece
  • c) Persons of Greek descent (second generation and on) are also eligible to apply for a fellowship or scholarship, provided they permanently reside and work abroad or currently study in foreign Universities
  • d) Category D and E also applies to Scholars of Greek descent or citizenship provided they have a professional academic career of at least ten (10) years in a University or Research Institute abroad
  • e) The above mentioned clarification (d) also applies to Ph.D. candidates of Greek descent or citizenship, who pursue post-graduate studies outside of Greece (Category C – please see below), have conducted their high school studies and have obtained a degree outside Greece and permanently reside outside Greece for more than fifteen (15) years

Former Fellowship Recipients of the Foundation can re-apply for a fellowship only if five (5) years have elapsed since their previous fellowship scholarship.

Former Fellowship Recipients of the Foundation who have twice received a fellowship cannot apply again to the Onassis Fellowships Program for International Scholars.

No extension of the duration of the fellowship beyond the period mentioned in this announcement for each category will be permitted.

It is not possible to postpone or defer the fellowship to a later academic year.

The decision to authorize each application for a fellowship or scholarship is left to the absolute discretion of the Board of Directors of the Foundation. The Board takes into account the recommendations of the Foundation’s Scientific Committee, which is selected by the Board, but is not bound by these recommendations. Furthermore, the Board of Directors can either approve or reject an application without communicating the rationale. All meetings of the Board and all recommendations of the Committee are confidential and under no circumstances will they be communicated to the applicants. The submission of an application equals acceptance of all the conditions of the Announcement.

Fellowship Category D┋University Professors of all Levels

Special Terms/Conditions:

  • Number of fellowships offered: up to ten [10]
  • Duration: up to Three [3] months during the academic year October 2017-September 2018
  • Addressed to: University Professors of all levels (PhD holders):
    • (i) Full Professors
    • (ii) Associate Professors
    • (iii) Assistant Professors & Lecturers who intend to visit Greece in order to carry out research in situ or accomplish a specific research project in collaboration with a scientific institution or organisation in Greece (see below)
  • Condition: all applicants should have already completed their Ph.D.
  • Teaching requirements: It should be stressed that scholarships Category D will be awarded in priority to those who explicitly declare that they have arrangements to deliver courses/seminars in the specific field of their research by participating in a teaching (or research) program at a Public Greek University during their stay in Greece for a minimum of eight [8] hours per month. The said courses and/or seminars will be organized by the Onassis Foundation Department for International Fellowships Scholarships in collaboration with the relevant University Department.
  • Subject of Research/Teaching activity: The proposed research subject/teaching activities should be either directly related to Greek culture, civilization and history or have an obvious social return for Greece.
  • Fulfilment of requirements: The Board of Directors of the Onassis Foundation places particular emphasis on candidatures taking into account the requirements listed below:
    • (a) Teaching activities through classes/seminars in the specific field of the applicants’ research, as invitees of a Greek University. The above mentioned activities must be part of the curricula of the relevant department of the said University in Greece and should be organized in collaboration with the coordinator of the Fellowships Program for International Scholars who will arrange for the whole process.
    • (b) Professors of all levels are bound to publish a scientific article or chapter in a collective work, a monograph or a book, dealing with findings deduced from their research granted by the Foundation, within a period of twenty-four (24) months from the use of their fellowship.
    • (c) Professors of all levels will be invited, on a case by case basis, to deliver a lecture during their stay in Greece. The place and time will be decided in collaboration with the relevant department of the Onassis Foundation.

Provisions of the Fellowship Category D:

  • Coverage of the travel expenses for a round trip air-ticket from and to the country and place where the fellowship recipient permanently resides, for the grantee only, for the beginning of the scholarship and upon definite departure from Greece that amount
    • a) up to Three Hundred Euros (€300.-) for a European country or
    • b) up to One Thousand Euros (€ 1,000.-) for a transatlantic trip or travel to and from countries of Asia and Africa.
  • Fellowship recipients will be solely responsible for the purchase of their tickets
  • A monthly allowance of One Thousand Five Hundred Euros (€ 1,500.-) for subsistence, accommodation and all other expenses.

Note:

  • The fellowship does not cover the period from July 15th to August 31st. The Foundation wishes to advise the applicants that it will not extend any facility other than the described above under any circumstances whatsoever. No allowance or air ticket is provided to the grantee’s spouse or dependents.
  • No extension of the duration of the fellowship beyond the period mentioned in the announcement for each category will be permitted.
  • It is not possible to postpone or defer the fellowship to a later academic year.

Fellowship Category E┋Postdoctoral Researchers

Special Terms/Conditions:

  • Number of fellowships offered: up to ten [10]
  • Duration: Three to six [3-6] months during the academic year October 2017-September 2018
  • Addressed to: Postdoctoral Researchers who intend to visit Greece in order to carry out research in situ or accomplish a specific research project in collaboration with a scientific institution or organisation in Greece (see below)
  • Condition: all applicants should have already completed their Ph.D.
  • Teaching requirements: It should be stressed that scholarships Category E will be awarded in priority to those who explicitly declare that they have arrangements to deliver courses/seminars in the specific field of their research by participating in a teaching (or research) program at a Public Greek University during their stay in Greece for a minimum of eight [8] hours per month. The said courses and/or seminars will be organized by the Onassis Foundation Department for International Fellowships Scholarships in collaboration with the relevant University Department.
  • Subject of Research: The proposed research subject should be either directly related to Greek culture, civilization and history or have an obvious social return for Greece.
  • Fulfilment of requirements: The Board of Directors of the Onassis Foundation places particular emphasis on candidatures taking into account the requirements listed below:
    • (a) Post-doctoral Researchers are bound to publish a scientific article or chapter in a collective work, a monograph or a book, dealing with findings deduced from their research granted by the Foundation, within a period of twenty-four (24) months from the use of their fellowship.
    • (b) This is primarily a research fellowship. However, arrangements to offer lectures/seminars in the specific field of the applicants’ research, as invitees of a Greek University will be highly appreciated. These activities must be part of the curricula of the relevant department of the said University in Greece and should be organized in collaboration with the coordinator of the Fellowships Program for International Scholars who will arrange for the whole process.
    • (c) Post-doctoral Researchers will be invited, on a case by case basis, to deliver a special lecture during their stay in Greece. The place and time will be decided in collaboration with the relevant departments of the Onassis Foundation.

Provisions of the Fellowship Category D:

  • Coverage of the travel expenses for a round trip air-ticket from and to the country and place where the fellowship recipient permanently resides, for the grantee only, for the beginning of the scholarship and upon definite departure from Greece that amount
    • a) up to Three Hundred Euros (€300.-) for a European country or
    • b) up to One Thousand Euros (€ 1,000.-) for a transatlantic trip or travel to and from countries of Asia and Africa.
  • Fellowship recipients will be solely responsible for the purchase of their tickets
  • A monthly allowance of One Thousand Five Hundred Euros (€ 1,500.-) for subsistence, accommodation and all other expenses.

Note:

  • The fellowship does not cover the period from July 15th to August 31st. The Foundation wishes to advise the applicants that it will not extend any facility other than the described above under any circumstances whatsoever. No allowance or air ticket is provided to the grantee’s spouse or dependents.
  • No extension of the duration of the fellowship beyond the period mentioned in the announcement for each category will be permitted.
  • It is not possible to postpone or defer the fellowship to a later academic year.

Fellowship Category C┋Ph.D Candidates

Special Terms/Conditions:

  • Number of fellowships offered: up to ten [10]
  • Duration: from [5] to [10] months during the academic year Oct. 2017-Sept. 2018
  • Age Limit: All candidates should be under forty [40] years of age
  • Conditions:
    • a) the field of study should be allowed by the Program;
    • b) at the time of application applicants should be enrolled for a Ph.D. program in a University either outside or in Greece;
    • c) the scholarships are offered for research in Greece only upon completion of their Ph.D., the fellowships’ holders of Category C are requested to submit to the Onassis Foundation
      • a) copy of their Ph.D. degree;
      • b) a copy of the cover page;
      • c) a copy of the first page;
      • d) a copy of the contents table of their dissertation.

Provisions of the Fellowship Category C:

  • Coverage of the travel expenses for a round trip air-ticket from and to the country and place where the grantee permanently resides, for the grantee only, for the beginning of the scholarship and upon definite departure from Greece that amount
    • a) up to Three Hundred Euros (€ 300.-) for a European country or
    • b) up to One Thousand Euros (€ 1,000.-) for a transatlantic trip or travel to and from countries of Asia and Africa.
  • Fellowship recipients will be solely responsible for the purchase of their tickets
  • A monthly allowance of Eight Hundred and Fifty Euros (€ 850.-) for subsistence, accommodation and all other expenses.

Note:

  • The fellowship does not cover the month of August 2018. The Foundation wishes to advise applicants that it will not extend any facility other than the described above under any circumstances whatsoever. No allowance or air ticket is provided to the grantee’s spouse or dependents.
  • No extension of the duration of the fellowship beyond the period mentioned in the announcement for each category will be permitted.
  • It is not possible to postpone or defer the fellowship to a later academic year.
Application date
28 Feb 2017
Duration
Category C: 5-10 months; category D: 3 months; category E: 6 months
Country
Europe Greece
Discipline
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Demography Economics Gender Studies Geography International Relations Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Grants available
Category C: 10; category D: 10; category E: 10
Award granted
Category C: € 1.500; category D: € 1.500; category E: € 800/month + travel costs
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