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Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020 in Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, USA

Publish Date: Dec 23, 2019

Deadline: Jan 08, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Postdoctoral research fellowships for early-career Hellenists in Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition.

The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applincations for two postdoctoral fellowships: (1) The Hannah Seeger Davis Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies and (2) The Mary Seeger O'Boyle Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Hellenic Studies. These fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are eligible to apply. There is one online application form for these fellowships.

Terms of the fellowship:

  • Fellows will be appointed as Postdoctoral Research Associates for September 2020 through June 2021, conducting research on a full-time basis.
  • There is also the possibility for renewal for a second full year (July 2021 through June 2022), based on funding and satisfactory performance.
    • Fellows who are renewed may be offered the opportunity to teach or co-teach a course during their second year.
    • Teaching opportunities will be subject to sufficient course enrollments and must be approved for the Dean of the Faculty. When teaching, fellows will hold the additional rank of lecturer.
    • Fellows who are renewed for a second year have the possibility of spending up to two months at the Princeton Athens Center, conducting research during Summer 2021(June-July 2021)

These fellowships are intended for scholars in Hellenic Studies, with a special emphasis on Modern Greek Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Late Antique Studies, including their relation to the Classical tradition. The goal of this postdoctoral research fellowship program is to advance the scholarship of outstanding Hellenists at an early stage of their career and thus to strengthen the field of post-Classical Greek Studies in the United States and abroad.
The monthly salary will be $5,030 (gross) for the first year. Fellows may apply for reimbursement (up to $3,000 per academic year) for research-related expenses (such as purchase of books or copy editing of scholarly work) or travel expenses when presenting a paper at an academic conference during the period of their appointment. Fellows are responsible for their own travel, moving arrangements, and expenses, as well as finding and paying for their housing at Princeton. A few weeks prior to departure, fellows are required to submit a report on their scholarly activities at Princeton.
These fellowships are residential. As such, fellows are required to be at Princeton during the term of their appointment, devoting their time to research and writing. They are expected to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University, and are encouraged to meet colleagues in their respective academic disciplines. During the fall term, fellows offer a lecture organized by the Seeger Center. They enjoy full access to the University's libraries, archival, and computing resources. They are provided shared workspace at the Hellenic Studies office, as well as access to the Hellenic Studies Reading Room in the University Library. No secretarial services or office supplies are provided. Computing support is available through the University’s Office of Information Technology.


Candidates must have completed all requirements for the doctoral degree by February 1, 2020 (including the defense, viva voce, or final public oral examination). Candidates must have less than 3 years post-PhD work experience. Fellows may not pursue another degree while on this fellowship, nor may they hold any other fellowships, employment positions, or visiting opportunities concurrently with their appointment at Princeton University. Scholars with Ph.D. degrees from Princeton University, as well as former recipients of any Hellenic Studies research fellowships at Princeton University, are not eligible to apply. Fellowship awards cannot be deferred to a later term.  

The Executive Committee of the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies awards postdoctoral fellowships on the basis of several criteria:

  • scholarly accomplishment in a discipline of the humanities or the social sciences, and overall academic excellence and promise;
  • potential contribution to an interdisciplinary community of scholars at Princeton;
  • significance and quality of the research proposal in definition, clarity, organization, and scope;
  • potential future impact on the field of Hellenic Studies through teaching and writing;
  • ability to benefit from and contribute to Hellenic Studies at Princeton.  

Applications are reviewed both by specialists in the candidate’s academic discipline and by an interdisciplinary group of senior scholars in Hellenic Studies. A phone or video interview may be requested. All Committee deliberations and decisions are confidential.

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