2021 Laskaridis Ph.D. Fellowship in Modern Greek Studies

Deadline: April 15, 2021.

The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation invites applications for one (1) PhD fellowship in the field of Modern Greek studies. The selected applicant will pursue his/her doctoral research in English in the Faculty of Humanities, under the supervision of the Marilena Laskaridis Chair of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam.


To be considered eligible for this fellowship, the following criteria apply:
1. A Master’s (or equivalent) degree with distinction in a field relevant to the proposed PhD project. The Master’s degree should be granted with a GPA of at least 8/10 (for Greek and Dutch universities) or the equivalent thereof for other universities.
2. Candidates may apply if they have not yet completed their Master’s degree only if they provide a signed letter from their MA thesis supervisor or their university’s administration stating that they will graduate before 1 September 2021.
3. Excellent command of English.
4. Excellent research skills.
5. Full application documents submitted by the provided deadline (April 15, 2021), including a research proposal within one of the fields or themes listed below (“about the fellowship”)
6. Applicants cannot already be enrolled or employed as Ph.D. candidates at the University of Amsterdam or elsewhere.


The fellowship offers a stipend of €1.200 per month (with a total of €43.200 for the period of three years) by the Laskaridis Foundation with the purpose of covering accommodation, research-related travel, and other living expenses during the period of the doctoral research.


Applicants are requested to submit the following documents by 15 April 2021:
• A research proposal of max. 1500 words (excluding bibliography) with the
following sections: a) summary of the proposed project b) outline of the main issue/problem/question and the project’s objectives c) methodology d) objects of research e) time-frame for the proposed project.
• A motivation letter(max. 300 words) laying out the reasons for wishing to conduct Ph.D. research and for pursuing this project at the University of Amsterdam.
• A Curriculum Vitae that lists (at least) the following information:

  • Full address and contact details
  • Previous education
  • Professional information (previous university or relevant employment, if
  • Grants/honors
  • Conference presentations and publications, if applicable
  • Language proficiency
    • Copies of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and academic transcripts. At this stage, a certified document is not yet necessary. If these documents are originally in Greek they need not be translated into English. In case the Master’s degree has not yet been completed by the application deadline, the applicant is required to submit a copy of the academic transcripts and a signed letterfrom their MA thesis supervisor or their university’s administration stating that they will graduate before 1 September 2021.
  • • Copy of certificate of proficiency in English. The following tests and certificates are accepted (NB: IELTS and TOEFL results should not be older than 2 years from the date of submission).


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