2019 ONASSIS Foundation Fellowship program for International scholars

Deadline: February 28, 2019.

The Fellowship Program for international scholars was introduced in 1995 and is aimed at academics of all ranks – members of national Academies, Ph.D. holders and post-doctoral researchers – to conduct research in Greece in subjects relating to Greek culture and society. The scholarships are also aimed at citizens of Cyprus who are not Greek residents, while the Greek diaspora, second generation Greeks, and Greeks who permanently reside abroad and have been studying or have been employed in foreign Universities for over 10 or 15 years, may also be accepted.

The Program aims at promoting Greek language and culture abroad, thereby creating and encouraging ties of friendship and cooperation between members of the academic community. The selection is based on the recommendations made by special committees consisting of professors, scientists and former scholars, and is validated by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.



1. Eligible to participate are the following candidates:
a) Persons of non-Greek descent
b) Cypriot citizens are also eligible to apply provided they permanently reside and work outside Greece
c) Persons of Greek descent (second generation and on) are also eligible to apply provided they permanently reside and work abroad or currently study in foreign
d) Scholars of Greek descent or citizenship provided they have a professional academic career of at least ten
(10) years in a university or research institute abroad

2. all applicants must have already completed their Ph.D.

3. Former Fellowship Recipients of the Foundation can re-apply for a fellowship only if five (5) years have elapsed since their previous fellowship
4. Former Fellowship Recipients of the Foundation who have twice received a fellowship cannot apply again

5. No extension of the duration of the fellowship beyond the period mentioned in this announcement for each category will be permitted
6. It is not possible to postpone or defer the fellowship to a later academic year.




1. Coverage of the travel expenses for a round trip air-ticket from and to the country and place where the fellowship recipient permanently resides, for the beginning of the
scholarship and upon definite departure from Greece, that amount:
a) up to Three Hundred Euros (€300.-) for a european country or
b) up to One Thousand Euros (€1,000.-) for a transatlantic travel to and from countries
of Asia and Africa
2. Fellowship recipients will be solely responsible for the purchase of their tickets
3. A monthly allowance of One Thousand Three Hundred Euros (€ 1,300.-) for subsistence, accommodation and all other expenses.



1. One (1) passport size photograph
2. A copy of passport or ID
3. A detailed Curriculum Vitae/ List of publications
4. Α photocopy of the Ph.D. degree
5. Α certificate from the candidate’s University attesting the exact academic position of the applicant (for University Professors of all academic ranks)
6. A letter from the candidate including the following information and stated in the following order:
i. The title, purpose and specific object of the research that the candidate intends to
conduct in Greece. Additionally, the candidate must mention why it is deemed
necessary for him/her to carry out research in Greece
ii. Any research in Greece in which candidates are currently involved
iii. Any previous collaboration with universities, institutions or research centres in
iv. Description of the proposed lessons/seminars as part of the teaching activities.
v. Names and contact details of the members of the greek academic community and
universities, institutions or research centres the candidate intends to collaborate
vi. The proposed period for the fellowship
vii. Knowledge of the greek language, whenever not necessary by definition for
scholarly purposes, is not a prerequisite. However, elementary knowledge of the
Greek language will be favourably taken into consideration

7. An acceptance letter from a full professor or tenured professor of a Greek Public
University stating the professor’s agreement to collaborate with the candidate
on the specific project. The professor certifies that he/she is willing to be
responsible for the progress of the research/teaching activities of the candidate
during the fellowship in Greece. The professor is bound to send, at the end of
the fellowship, a final progress report with which he/she describes the benefits
of the scientific collaboration with the fellowship recipient
8. A certificate of the academic institution, university or research center, to which
the candidate belongs, that supports the research proposal of the applicant in
Greece. The certificate should also state that the candidate is allowed to come
to Greece for the realisation of the research project
9. Two (2) recommendation letters: one from Greece (if possible) and one from
abroad. In case applicants have no contact with any persons in Greece, they
may send two (2) recommendation letters from abroad. The letters of
recommendation must be strictly addressed to the Onassis Foundation:
Fellowships Program for International Scholars. Please note that photocopies of
letters of recommendation will not be accepted. The letters can be included in
the candidate’s file or be sent directly by post to the Foundation





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