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    Each year the FSA gives out around sixty scholarships, for one to two months (exceptionally, for longer periods). It is possible to be awarded an FSA scholarship two years in a row.

    Each year, scholarships are allocated in one session only. The closing date for applications is 31 October for the following calendar year.


    Application requirements

    Candidates must be enrolled in doctoral studies 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.

    During their stay, scholarship-holders have free, continuous access to the library. They may also go, if their research demands it and if it is possible for them to stay in an excavation house, to any of the archaeological sites where the FSA carries out its activities.

    The FSA does not provide insurance for holders of scholarships during their travels and their stay in Greece. They are therefore urged to obtain information from their insurance company and mutual fund before their departure about the coverage and help they are entitled to in the event of illness or accident abroad.

    Study of material while holding a scholarship

    Anyone wishing to consult published material that is available for open access or kept in a reserve must send to the FSA ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) at least two months before the intended date of stay (this deadline must be complied with in order to obtain permission) the following:

    • A detailed list of the material, which must include the inventory numbers and full reference of the publication, title, year, and page (one list per museum).
    • A covering letter that includes the address, qualifications and role of the person making the request (doctoral students should specify their university, the subject of their research and their supervisor) and explaining the reasons for requesting access to the material, and specifying the desired period for the work to be done.

    All vague or incomplete lists will be returned, as incomplete requests have no chance of succeeding.

    Note that, unless the researcher is the discoverer of unpublished material or has officially obtained the right to publish it, one-off consultation requests can only be made for material (remains, objects and so on) that has been properly published. In this context, it should be recalled that references in the Chronicle of Excavations in Greece in the BCH are not considered publication.

    It goes without saying that consultation of material can only be carried out if permission has been granted.

    On receiving the permission, the FSA supplies a copy to the person requesting it so that it can be presented to museum staff.

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