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25 Oct 2018
Bursaries 2019

Bursaries 2019

The Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens (IIHSA) invites applications by students from Irish universities for two travel bursaries to Greece. Two bursaries are availabel to the value of €500 each (to cover travel to Athens and accommodation in the Institute's hostel or equivalent) for the duration of a minimum of two weeks research in Greece. *The bursary winners will also be awarded free IIHSA membership for the year, which will entitle them to free access to archaeological sites and museums, and the classics libraries in Athens.

Eligibility: The Bursaries are open to students studying any aspect of Greek civilization (e.g. Greek and Roman Civilization, Archaeology, Classics) at an Irish University. Preference will be given to students undertaking a research project in their final undergraduate year (thesis or extended essay), or working on a thesis_towards an MA or MSc. Students at an early stage of their PhD will also be considered.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is Friday 21st December 2018 at 6pm.

NB Students should ask for permission to be away from their supervisors/course coordinators before applying.  Applicants should be prepared to travel to Greece from March onwards and up to early June 2019 depending on room availability at the Institute.

Application Procedure:  There is no application form. Application should include the following:

  1. A Short research proposal indicating why a stay in Athens/Greece would be of benefit to the applicants research project (maximum 1000 words);
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. An academic reference from the supervisor of the research.  This should be submitted by the supervisor separately from the student's application as an email attachment, and should arrive no later than the application deadline.

Further information and applications:

Applications (by email) and queries: Dr Christina Haywood, Director, Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens, UCD School of Classics, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.

*One of the bursaries is kindly offered by Jason O'Brien Odaios Foods.

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