Stavros Niarchos Foundation Fellows: A new post-doctoral fellowship based at the Columbia Global Centers│Europe

February 06, 2012

With the primary goal of supporting talented doctorate holders and encouraging both international research and innovative curriculum development, the Columbia Global Centers has created a new post-doctoral fellowship program from 2012-2014: the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Fellows.

Made possible by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, in an effort to address concerns that the current socioeconomic crisis in Greece may lead to the loss of a whole generation of excellent young scholars, these fellowships are open to Greek nationals with recent doctoral degrees from European universities, and will allow Fellows to spend two years in residence at the Columbia Global Centers│Europe (CGC│E) at Reid Hall in Paris.

The fellowship program was conceived and initiated by Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History and Director of the Blinken European Institute, and Mark Mazower, Ira D. Wallach Professor of History and Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities. SNF Fellows will carry out their own research, liaise with other scholars and gain teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Fellows will be encouraged to establish contacts with other research institutes across Europe, as well as with Paris-based institutions, and to draw on the resources of CGC│E to run workshops and seminars connected to their work. Fellows will have access to all of Columbia’s resources, local university and research connections, as well as to the wider network of Columbia Global Centers, currently located in Amman, Beijing, Istanbul, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York, and Santiago. Fellows will be enabled to stay in New York for the fall semester of their second year at the main Morningside campus of Columbia University, where they will be supervised by faculty mentors as they pursue their own research.

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be Greek nationals with a Ph.D. from a European university and must have completed all Ph.D. degree requirements between September 2009 and September 2012. The Ph.D. must have been focused on the humanities or social sciences, though it is not necessary for applicants to have worked on topics connected with modern Greece. Fluency in English is essential; demonstrable ability to teach is desirable, as is competency in French.

A selection committee made up of Columbia faculty members will consider applicants on the basis of submitted written work, curriculum vitae, references and a written statement of research plans and purpose.

Niarchos Fellowship Application