Annual International Scholars’ Symposium “Sports, Society, and Culture,” Washington DC, July 15-19, 2020

Application Form for US and Canadian Students

Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington DC), Harvard University
and International Olympic Academy
with the support of the Center for Hellenic Studies (Greece), Harvard University

Please fill out the application completely before you click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form. The system will not save incomplete applications. For the essay questions that require a lengthier response, you may want to draft them in a separate word processor, and have them ready to paste into the application form.

As part of the application process, please prepare the following documents in PDF format:
1. Most recent transcript (first semester-current or final semester)
2. Resume in English.

*The files you upload should not exceed a combined total of 8MB, otherwise your application will be rejected by the system. All documents need to be clear and legible.

The deadline for all submissions is Wednesday, April 1, 2020 midnight (Eastern European Time). Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation of submission email (check your spam folder). In case you fail to receive it, contact us immediately. All references must be received by April 3, 2020. Once you have completed your application, the CHS system will automatically contact your referee and ask them to fill out a brief questionnaire. It is your responsibility to follow up about the completion of this questionnaire.

The final decision about the selected participants will be made by early-mid April. Selected participants will be notified via email and receive all required guidance, information, and regulations for their participation. A waitlist will also be maintained.

If you have any questions regarding the application process or the Symposium, or if you fail to receive a confirmation of submission email, please contact CHS Greece Projects and Content Development Manager, Christina Lafi via email: or phone: +30 698 688 8256, and/or IOA Sessions’ Coordinator, Marilena Katsadoraki via email: or phone: +30 210 687 8810.

(last name, first name)
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(Please provide the phone number where we can reach you. If you have a cell phone, provide that number.)

Your Academic Status and Experience

Short Essays

Please respond to each of the following questions in 150 words maximum. You may want to draft your responses in a separate word processor, and have them ready to paste into the application form.


We ask that you provide us with the contact information for one faculty member who can speak to your academic work and evaluate your plans for participating in the Symposium. We will contact the referee directly about the recommendation. You should inform the referee about your application, so they will know about our forthcoming communication. The sooner you submit your application, the earlier we will contact your referee, and they will have more time to submit their reference. Please notice that we may not disclose the information provided by your referee, unless required to do so.
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Files for Upload

The files you upload MUST be in PDF format, and should not exceed a combined total of 8MB; otherwise, your application will be rejected by the system. File names should only contain Latin alphabet letters, numbers, underscores, or dashes.
Maximum upload size: 67.11MB
Maximum upload size: 67.11MB

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