Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar

Type: Grant

Name: Elizabeth A. Whitehead Distinguished Scholar

Location: Athens, Greece

Application Deadline: October 31, 2021

Sponsoring Institution: American School of Classical Studies at Athens


Term: Early September 2022 to June 1, 2023

Eligibility: A senior scholar working in any area related to the mission of the School who possesses a significant record of publication and teaching and is affiliated with a Cooperating Institution. Preference will be given to those who have not received recent funding from the School. Previous holders of the Whitehead may apply if the previous term was at least five years prior.

Project: The Whitehead Distinguished Scholar shall pursue research on a project that utilizes the facilities of the School and enriches its academic program. Whitehead Scholars also participate in the academic life of the School in a variety of ways, especially by working closely with Regular and Student Associate members of the School during the winter term (late November to late March) on the subject of their expertise, and by joining School trips and excursions throughout Greece. A more detailed description of this position and a list of past Scholars’ work with members is available on the School’s website: https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/uploads/general/Past_Whitehead_Offerings.pdf

Applicants are encouraged to consult with the Mellon Professor, Brendan Burke, well in advance of the October 31 deadline when planning their proposed contributions to the academic program of the School.

Compensation: Stipend of $40,000 plus round-trip coach airfare to Athens, board at Loring Hall for the Whitehead Scholar (one-half senior rate for spouse and dependents), School housing, and hotel and transportation on up to four of the five field trips (western and northern Greece, Peloponnesos, central Greece, Crete, and the Corinthia and Argolid) and transportation on all winter Attica excursions.

Application: On or before October 31, applicants should submit the following materials online:
• Brief statement of interest (1 page)
• Curriculum vitae (max. 3 pages) including list of publications
• Statement of current and projected research (max. 3 pages)
• Proposed contribution to the academic program (max. 3 pages)
• Account of the frequency and length of earlier visits to Greece
Link to online application form:

Applicants should ask three recommenders to submit letters of reference by October 31.

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

URL 1: https://ascsa.submittable.com/submit/115754/elizabeth-a-whitehead-distinguished-scholars-application-form

Posted: September 14, 2021