The Benaki Museum invites applications for two fellowships for the academic year 2024-2025 from scholars who wish to spend time in residence at The Patrick & Joan Leigh Fermor House in Kardamyli, Messenia, Greece.
Leigh Fermor House fellowships are offered to fellows whose research projects fall within subject areas connected to the collections and archives of the Benaki Museum. The subject areas covered by the Benaki Museum cover history and culture in Greece and most parts of the globe (Islam, China, Africa, Pre-Columbian America, Korea, and more) as well as numerous other subject areas related to history of the art, literature, philosophy and more.
Leigh Fermor House fellowships are residential, and fellows are expected to devote the major portion of their time in residence to research as well as compiling and writing the results of their research. Fellowships for the academic year 2024-2025 are available for either the autumn or the spring term: autumn term appointments are from 4 November to 18 December 2024 and spring term appointments are from 5 February to 19 March 2025.
The Benaki Museum does not provide a stipend to fellows. Fellows are provided with a room, personal workspace, one meal per day, and controlled access to the Leigh Fermor House library. Τhe Benaki Museum will make arrangements and cover the cost of the fellows travelling from Athens to Kardamyli and from Kardamyli back to Athens after the completion of the fellowship.
The fellowship is open to scholars in all disciplines covered by the Benaki Museum collections, who are affiliated with academic institutions, including universities, museums and research institutions and independent scholars (i.e. not affiliated with an institution) with a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows are expected to be fluent in English.