The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for two (2) 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 University of Amsterdam. Applicants for both fellowships are required to hold a Ph.D. For the academic year 2021-2022, 1 fellowship will be offered to an early-career scholar (with a Ph.D. not earlier than 2015) for a period of 5 months, and 1 fellowship will be offered to a more experienced scholar (with a Ph.D. between 2001 and 2015) for a period of 5 months.
The fellowships are sponsored by the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, which is also the main sponsor of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam, held by Prof. Dr. Maria Boletsi.
These fellowships are offered annually on a competitive basis and by application. The fellowships aim to strengthen research in the field of Modern Greek studies at the University of Amsterdam and internationally, encourage academic collaborations and exchanges, and give the opportunity to young and more experienced scholars in this field to advance their research.
Early-career scholars with a Ph.D. and more experienced scholars who wish to carry out part of their research in the field of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam. 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. 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.
To be considered eligible for these fellowships, the following criteria apply:
For the 5-month fellowship for early-career scholars:
For the 5-month fellowship for advanced scholars:
NB: The selection committee retains the right to offer both fellowships to either early or advanced scholars depending on the quality of the submitted proposals in both categories.
For both fellowships:
Applicants are requested to submit the following documents by 1 March 2021 as an email attachment in one PDF file to the following email address: AIHRfirstname.lastname@example.org
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 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. In case an applicant would be available in both semesters, s/he can state their preference in the application.
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.
Applicants will be notified about the results of the selection procedure by early April 2021.
Applications will be evaluated based on:
For questions regarding the practical aspects of the application procedure, please send an email to AIHRemail@example.com
For content-related questions concerning the application, you may contact Prof. Dr. Maria Boletsi at firstname.lastname@example.org