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Membership

Individuals or groups wishing to use the Center should download a project or individual application and a membership form below. All applications and membership forms must be submitted by email to the Director, U.S. Coordinator, and Business Administrator for approval prior to your arrival. The cost is U.S. $65 per person for up to two weeks, or U.S. $125 per person per month. Projects pay U.S. $125 per person per season, up to a maximum of U.S. $2,000 total. Bills and payments can be handled at the Study Center or through the United States Coordinator. Fees entitle members to use all facilities and services. In becoming a member, you also agree to abide by the Study Center’s Work Rules and Policies.

Individual Application
Project Application
Membership Form
Covid 19 Waiver Form
SC Work Rules and Policies and Work Rules Supplement
Publication Team Application

Fellowships, Internships, and Grants

Each year the Study Center offers two fellowships for doctoral research (R. Seager Fellowship), doctoral research or post -doctoral research (H. Boyd Hawes Fellowship). Support for these initiatives is provided by the Friends of the INSTAP Study Center. Internships are also available for supervised training in petrography and object conservation. Finally, we offer a library and archive fellowship.

Richard Seager Fellowship

2024 RICHARD SEAGER FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The INSTAP Study Center for East Crete is pleased to announce the availability of one Doctoral fellowship to be awarded on a competitive basis to an eligible candidate for work to be done at the Study Center in Pacheia Ammos, Crete during the year that the fellowship is awarded. A minimum of four weeks should be spent working at the Center. The fellowship is intended for scholars in the field of the Aegean Bronze Age/Early Iron Age who are working to complete their Ph.D. dissertations. The fellowship will be awarded in the amount of US $3,000. Applications must be received by e-mail no later than March 1, 2024. The recipient of the fellowship will be announced by April 1, 2024.

Please send your application and required information as attachments to elizabethshank@hotmail.com.

In addition to the completed application form, proposals should include a curriculum vitae of the applicant, a copy of their dissertation proposal, an outline of the dissertation, and two letters of support, one from the head of your dissertation committee, and another from an additional member of your committee. It is assumed that the applicant will have passed his or her doctoral examinations and have a dissertation proposal that has been approved by his or her department.

This fellowship is intended to provide supplementary income for Ph.D. candidates who are finishing extended research. The amount of the award is US $3,000, which can be applied to travel or living expenses, but should not be used as salary or for the purchase of equipment (e.g., cameras or computers).

Consideration for the fellowships is open to all candidates meeting the stated requirements. Awards are made irrespective of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and actual or perceived medical conditions. It is possible that in the absence of qualified candidates with appropriate projects, a fellowship will not be awarded.

Seager Application (PDF)
Seager Application (Word)

Past Recipients

2010 Jerolyn Morrison
2011 Konstantinos Chalikias
2012 Michalis Zoitopoulos
2013 Florence Liard
2014 Emilia Oddo
2015 Paraskevi Stamataki
2016 Georgios Doudalis
2017 Katerina Boukala-Karkagianni
2018 Luke Kaiser
2019 Christine Spencer
2020 Charles Sturge
2022 Carly Henkel
2023 Thérèse Claeys

Harriet Boyd Hawes Fellowship

2024 HARRIET BOYD HAWES FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The INSTAP Study Center for East Crete is pleased to announce the availability of one fellowship to be awarded on a competitive basis to an eligible candidate for work to be done at the Study Center in Pacheia Ammos, Crete in 2024. This fellowship aims at the investigation of the role of women or gender studies in Bronze Age Crete. It is intended to highlight spheres and aspects of ancient life that have not yet received sufficient attention in Aegean Bronze Age studies. The fellowship is intended for scholars in the field of the Aegean Bronze Age/Early Iron Age who have either completed their Ph.D. dissertations or who are working to complete their dissertations. The fellowship will be awarded in the amount of US $3,000. Applications must be received by e-mail no later than March 1, 2024. The recipient of the fellowship will be announced by April 1, 2024. Please send your application and required information as attachments to elizabethshank@hotmail.com.

In addition to the completed application form, proposals should include a curriculum vitae of the applicant, a page summarizing the title and intent of the project, an outline of the intended project, relevant bibliography, copies of appropriate permits, and two letters of support for the project by two colleagues. This fellowship is open to those holding a Ph.D. in Archaeology, Anthropology, Art History, Ancient History, or Classics and Ph.D. Doctoral Candidates who have passed their examinations and have letters of support from the head of their dissertation committee and another member of the committee. If you are a doctoral candidate, please also include an outline of your dissertation, and a copy of your dissertation proposal with a copy of your CV. The recipient must be prepared to present an overview of his or her work and findings in the KENTRO Newsletter and/or a public lecture at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete. The research should be carried out on Crete, and the grant includes membership fees to the INSTAP Study Center. Desirable methods of inquiry include:

o             Ethnography/experimental archaeology

o             Exploration of written archives and collections from various periods

o             Library research

o             Examination of archaeological materials, including artifacts, bones, and other organic remains

This fellowship is intended to provide supplementary income for researchers or Ph.D. candidates who are either exploring new fields of study or finishing extended research. The amount of the award is US $3,000, which can be applied to travel or living expenses, but should not be used as salary or for the purchase of equipment (e.g., cameras or computers). The primary aim of the funding is to stimulate new forms of research, which will broaden the scope of Minoan studies.

Consideration for the fellowships is open to all candidates meeting the stated requirements. Awards are made irrespective of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and actual or perceived medical conditions. It is possible that in the absence of qualified candidates with appropriate projects, a fellowship will not be awarded.

Hawes Fellowship Application (PDF)
Hawes Fellowship Application (Word)

Past Recipients

2017 Caroline Trémeaud
2017 Julie Hruby
2018 Florence Gaignerot-Driessen
2020 Maria Anastasiadou
2022 Céline Murphy

Petrography Internship

PETROGRAPHY INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES, William A. McDonald Ceramic Petrography Lab

The INSTAP Study Center for East Crete is pleased to announce the availability of one 4-week internship to be awarded on a competitive basis to an eligible candidate for work to be done at the William A. McDonald Laboratory of Ceramic Petrography at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete during the period from April 1st to October 30th, 2024. The internship is open to graduate and (post)graduate students of archaeology, geology, conservation, and related fields. Preference will be given to interns with experience in ceramic petrography. The intern can bring his/her own petrographic project (if they have already the thin sections) or a project will be created for them to suit best their interests.

Consideration for the fellowships is open to all candidates meeting the stated requirements. Awards are made irrespective of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and actual or perceived medical conditions.

Please send the attached form with a reference letter (the reference can be included in the application or be sent separately). to Elizabeth Shank (elizabethshank@hotmail.com). Applications are due by January 31, 2024.

For further information contact: Dr Eleni Nodarou, Director of the William A. McDonald Petrography Lab (enodarou@yahoo.gr)

Petrography Internship Application (PDF)
Petrography Internship Application (Word)

Past Recipients

2004 Jerolyn Morrison
2005 Georgia Kordatzaki
2006 Christina Rathossi
2007 Maria Dikomitou
2008 Justin Leidwanger
2009 William Gilstrap
2010 Ariane Jacobs
2011 Vayia Xanthopoulou
2012 Samantha Ximeri
2013 Anastasios Georgotas
2014 Sergios Menelaou
2015 Ayla Krijnen
2016 Müge Bulu Akar
2017 Niki Saridaki
2018 Niki Kougia
2019 Evgenia Dammer
2020 Stavroula Fouriki

Conservation Internship

CONSERVATION INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES, William D.E. Coulson Conservation Lab
The conservation team works on recently excavated archaeological material in a well-equipped modern conservation laboratory. The intern will participate fully in the work of the lab including examination and analysis of artifacts, their cleaning and reconstruction, and their full documentation and photography. Discussions with materials specialists will add to the learning experience. In 2024 there will be limited opportunities to spend time on-site as part of an archaeological team since most excavations will conduct study seasons rather than archaeological fieldwork. The intern will work on a variety of archaeological materials, but there is likely be a wider variety of ceramic vessels for conservation than other material types. The $3,000 in funding is intended to cover part of the cost of housing as well as travel to-and-from Crete.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a graduate-level or equivalent conservation program. Ideal candidates will be proficient in written and spoken English. Preference will be given to interns with experience in archaeology. The internship runs 8 weeks and will be undertaken between May 1st and July 31st. Applicants must indicate their preferred time frame in the application. Successful candidates are required to obtain their own medical insurance for the duration of the internship. They are also required to submit a written report at the close of the internship.

Consideration for the fellowships is open to all candidates meeting the stated requirements. Awards are made irrespective of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and actual or perceived medical conditions. It is possible that in the absence of qualified candidates with appropriate projects, a fellowship will not be awarded.

Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of reference, and a cover letter to Elizabeth Shank (elizabethshank@hotmail.com). Applications are due by January 31, 2024. For further information contact: Kathy Hall, Senior Conservator (kathyh@otenet.gr).

Librarian Fellowship

The Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP) is pleased to announce the availability of a Librarian Fellowship of $28,000 plus reasonable travel expenses to be awarded on a competitive basis to an eligible candidate at the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete (SCEC) in Pacheia Ammos, Greece. This fellowship is intended for librarians or library students, or for scholars in the field of the Aegean Bronze Age/Early Iron Age. Candidates with course work in Library Science or library work experience are preferred. It is not necessary to have completed an advanced graduate degree to be eligible. To enquire about the fellowship, contact Elizabeth Shank.

Librarian Fellowship Application (PDF)
Librarian Fellowship Application (Word)

Past Recipients

2005 Evi Sikla
2006 Eleftheria Daleziou
2007 Yuki Furuya
2008, 2009, 2015 Melissa Eaby
2010 Vera Klontza-Jaklova
2011 Lily Bonga
2012 Sophia Makri
2013 Stavroula Flouri
2015 Gabriella Lazoura
2016 Rebecca Hahn
2017 Despoina Papadopoulou
2018, 2020 Niki Saridaki
2019 Vaso Papadopoulou
2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 Eleftheria Almasidou

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