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Marilena Laskaridis Visiting Fellowships in Modern Greek Studies

Alexander Kazamias
Copyright: Alexander Kazamias
Modern Greek Studies at UvA provide a friendly, flexible and liberal academic ethos that enables future fellows to organize their research as they see fit. Alexander Kazamias, senior fellow from September 2021 to January 2022 Read the full interview with Alexander Kazamias

Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellowships in Modern Greek Studies 

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam annually invites applications for two visiting research fellowships in the field of Modern Greek Studies for early-career and more advanced scholars who wish to pursue part of their research at the UvA. The call is open to projects from all disciplines in the humanities and/or social sciences that engage with aspects of Modern Greek culture and/or history. Scholars pursuing comparative projects that may not focus (exclusively) on Greece but situate Modern Greek culture in broader, transnational contexts are also encouraged to apply.

Call 2024/2025 is now open

The call for applications is open both for scholars affiliated with other academic institutions (e.g., universities or research institutes) and independent scholars with a Ph.D. For the academic year 2024-2025, 1 fellowship will be offered to an early-career scholar (with a Ph.D. not earlier than 2018) for a period of 5 months, and 1 fellowship will be offered to a more experienced scholar (with a Ph.D. between 2004 and 2018) for a period of 5 months. NB: The selection committee retains the right to offer both fellowships to either early or 2 advanced scholars depending on the quality of the submitted proposals in both categories. 

Dimitris Soudias
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Without a doubt my fellowship at UvA was one of the most rewarding academic experiences I’ve had. Dimitris Soudias, junior fellow from February to June 2022 Read the full interview with Dimitris Soudias

About the fellowships

  • The fellows are expected to be in Amsterdam for the duration of the fellowship and devote their time to research and writing related to their proposed project. The fellows are also expected to give at least one lecture, collaborate with other colleagues at the University of Amsterdam and participate in activities of the Modern Greek Language and Culture group and, more generally, in the intellectual life of the university.
  • The research conducted during the period of the fellowship should lead to a concrete output in the form of (part of) a book, scientific article, grant proposal and/or other (to be specified in the application). At the end of the term of the fellowship, the fellows are asked to submit a report on the research and scholarly activities undertaken during the fellowship. The fellows are also asked to acknowledge the fellowship and its sponsor in any publication resulting from research made possible through the fellowship.
  • The fellowship does NOT constitute an employment relationship with the University of Amsterdam.
  • The University of Amsterdam will provide the fellows with office space as well as access to university facilities and library resources.
  • Fellows are responsible for arranging their accommodation, but the University can offer assistance in finding accommodation through the University Housing Service.

Application procedure call 2024/2025

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents by 1 March 2024 as an email attachment in one PDF file to the following email address:

  • A research proposal of max. 1500 words including the following sections: a) summary of proposed project b) description of project and objectives c) methodology d) intended output e) time-frame for the proposed research
  • A motivation letter (max. 350 words) laying out the reasons for wishing to pursue this research project in the Netherlands and at the University of Amsterdam.
  • A CV that follows the provided format.
  • 1 letter of reference to be sent by email NOT by the applicant but directly by the referent to the above email address.

Applicants must indicate and motivate clearly in their application whether they are applying for the early-career or the advanced scholars fellowship. Candidates are also required to indicate whether they would be available in the fall or spring semester or both. Applications that meet all the formal criteria will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars at the University of Amsterdam. Not all members of the selection committee will have expertise in Modern Greek studies. 

All submitted documents must be in English and should be submitted in one PDF file (with the exception of the letter of reference, to be sent by the referent directly). Applicants will be notified about the results of the selection procedure no later than 6 weeks after the deadline. Please find the complete call, including application procedure and selection criteria, and the CV format via the links below. 

For questions regarding the practical aspects of the application procedure, please send an email to
For content-related questions concerning the application, you may contact Prof. Dr. Maria Boletsi at

Prof. dr. M. (Maria) Boletsi

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Romaanse talen en culturen