The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a limited number of Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellowships in Hellenic Studies for (a) scholars based in Greece or other overseas countries, who wish to spend time in residence at Princeton, pursuing research projects in the humanities or the social sciences, free of teaching and other obligations; (b) artists or creative writers based in Greece or other overseas countries who propose to pursue, in residence at Princeton, projects that are inspired by or engage with Hellenic culture (classical, Byzantine, or modern Greek). Individuals based in the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.
These fellowships are normally offered annually and are awarded on a competitive basis. Awardees will be appointed for one term, rank contingent on credentials, pursuing research on a full-time basis. Visiting fellowships are available for the fall (September 1, 2019 to December 15, 2019) or spring (January 15, 2020 to May 31, 2020) terms, or during the summer months (June 15, 2020 to August 15, 2020). On occasion, shorter term appointments may be possible for scholars who are prior recipients of a visiting fellowship or other Hellenic Studies fellowships at Princeton University. The lengths and terms of the appointments will be determined by the Executive Committee of the Seeger Center.
These fellowships are residential and, as such, fellows are expected to be at Princeton at all times, devoting the major portion of their time to research and writing. They are required to participate in Hellenic Studies activities and the intellectual life of the University. They present their work-in-progress at Hellenic Studies workshops and are encouraged to meet colleagues in their respective academic disciplines.
- Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities, or the social sciences, who are affiliated with Greek academic institutions, including universities and research institutes. Early career scholars with “Law 407” adjunct appointments at Greek institutions will also be considered.
- Professionals who are affiliated with Greek institutions: libraries, museums, the Archaeological Service, governmental agencies, etc.
- Independent scholars with a Ph.D. (i.e., not affiliated with an institution) who are residents of Greece or other overseas countries, and who have a distinguished record of published work.
- Hellenists (i.e., scholars in Classical Studies, Late Antique Studies, Byzantine Studies, or Modern Greek Studies), irrespective of nationality, who hold regular faculty or research appointments at academic institutions in overseas countries other than Greece.
The Executive Committee may consider applications from individuals who have already held a Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship or another appointment through Hellenic Studies. However, in all but exceptional circumstances, a period of at least ten years must elapse between two appointments or fellowship awards.
Fellows are expected to be fluent in English. Individuals based in the United States and Canada are not eligible to apply.
Fellows may not hold other fellowships during the term of this fellowship.