ASCSA Wiener Lab Programmatic Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship 2021-24

Deadline: January 15, 2021

Purpose: For scholars associated with an ASCSA directed or affiliated project to conduct question-driven research at the Malcolm H. Wiener Laboratory for Archaeological Science at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Priority will be given to projects that address substantive problems through the application of interdisciplinary methods in the archaeological sciences, especially those projects directed toward human skeletal studies, archaeobotany, archaeozoology, geoarchaeology, or material sciences, or a combination of these disciplinary approaches.

Qualifications: A specific candidate for the fellowship must be named in the application, the principal investigator, who has received their PhD and has a demonstrable record of research and publication directly relevant to the project. A project proposal is welcomed from anyone affiliated with any ASCSA archaeological project. This includes the two ASCSA directed archaeological projects at Ancient Corinth and the Athenian Agora, and any of the excavations or survey projects approved by the ASCSA Excavation and Survey Committee and awarded a permit by the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sport. Both current and former permit holders are eligible to apply.

Term: Three (3) years with the next term beginning early September 2021. It is expected that the applicant will maintain a physical presence at the Wiener Laboratory during the academic year (September to June 1).

Compensation: Stipend of $35,000 for 12 months, for a total of 36 months. School fees included.

Application: Link to Programmatic Post-doctoral Fellowship application instructions at:

1. Cover sheet naming the project, the principal investigators, and the designated fellow, a short description of the project, and a brief summary of the designated fellow’s research qualifications
2. Project Description (may not exceed 5 pages, double-spaced and Times Roman 12 pt) including a) Objectives and expected Significance, b) Background and relation to present state of knowledge, c) Research description, d) Qualifications of the fellow to conduct the research, e) Timeframe
3. Results of prior Wiener Laboratory Research
4-6. References cited; Facilities, equipment, and other resources; Permits
7. Curriculum vitae of the project PIs and the designated fellow following requested format
8. Three (3) letters of reference from scholars in the field
9. Expected contributions to and impact on the Wiener Laboratory and the ASCSA community
For information contact Dr. Panagiotis Karkanas (Director) at

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The award will be announced by March 15

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, ethnic origin, or disability when considering admission to any form of membership or application for employment.

We invite applications to the following program. The specific implementation of all ASCSA programs will depend on all relevant public health advisories.

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