The French School at Athens - Scholarships
Each year the FSA gives out around sixty scholarships, for one to two months. It is possible to be awarded an FSA scholarship twice.
Each year, scholarships are allocated in one session only. The closing date for applications is 31 October for the following calendar year.
Candidates must be enrolled in doctoral studies – or Master 2 in exceptionnal cases – and be carrying out research that requires them to spend time in Greece, and which is related to one of the following fields: Aegean prehistory and protohistory, the ancient Greek world, and in some cases the Balkan, medieval, modern and contemporary Greek world.
Given the high number of 'generic' applications that it has received in recent years, the scholarships committee reminds candidates that applications must be motivated by a specific, well argued research project that can be achieved within the time requested, and which involves research in the library at Athens and/or relating to the field and/or justifying a stay on one of the sites where the FSA carries out its academic activities.
Similarly, the scholarships committee prefers that at least a large part, if not the whole, of the application be in French.
Terms of a stay
Scholarship-holders receive a fixed allowance (on a scale set out below) intended to cover the costs of transport and their stay (accommodation and subsistence). If they wish, and if our availability permits it, scholarship-holders may stay at the guesthouse in Athens. This is chargeable to all those with the means to pay the cost of 14 euros per night.
In the interests of ensuring that the guesthouse and the library can host guests in the most efficient manner possible, the arrival and departure dates of scholarship-holders are fixed at the beginning and end of each month. At the beginning of their stay, scholarship-holders are invited to attend a welcome and information meeting.
n.b. Holders of a scholarship who teach in secondary or higher education may request to split their stay in two, in order to fit school/university holidays….