CHS – CCS Fellowships Terms & Conditions Form

Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies

Comparative Cultural Studies Program

CHS-CCS Terms & Conditions

The Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC, Harvard University (“CHS DC”) with the support of Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece (CHS Greece) grants research fellowships to junior faculty members (Adjunct Lecturers, Lecturers or Assistant Professors) of Greek Universities (Schools of Humanities and Social Sciences) to join the Harvard Summer Program in Greece as CHS Fellows in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece ("CCS").

The following describes the terms and conditions, benefits and expectations, of your CHS–CCS Fellowship. Τhis is a fellowship organized and offered by CHS DC with administrative and logistical support from the Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece.

1. Fellowship parameters. The duration of your fellowship will be 12 months, during which time you will be a CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece: from June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020. The signing of this document and the granting of the fellowship do not imply or establish any employment relationship or project lease between the parties of any kind, and do not require or imply any changes related to your current employment status and your work program.

Under some circumstances, you may hold a fellowship appointment at another institution concurrently with your CHS-CCS Fellowship. You are permitted to accept a fellowship appointment outside of the CHS–CCS Fellowship. The additional fellowship must be either a non-residential appointment or a residential appointment, which should not overlap with the duration of your participation in Harvard Summer Program during July. You are asked to notify CHS about other fellowship appointments at least one month in advance (before the official starting date of the new fellowship). Additionally, you may only hold one CHS fellowship appointment at a time.

The CHS offers this fellowship in the expectation that fellows will pursue their project as described in their application. In case of absence, you are expected to give prior, written notification to the coordinators of the program. Beyond that, you may be asked, to participate, if you are interested, in other programs and events organized by the CHS in Greece.

2. Fellowship’s components. CHS will offer you a year-long appointment as Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies, Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University (“CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies”). This includes a year-long access to all Harvard electronic resources, including the Scan and Deliver program. You will receive an ID, username and password to have access to all digital libraries, available through the Harvard University library system.

During the term of your fellowship (and after its completion), you are welcome to visit CHS Greece in Nafplio and use the Center’s Digital Library and facilities (e.g. study rooms) for your research. Also, in collaboration with you, the CHS may organize events, lectures or workshops to provide you the opportunity to share your work-in-progress with researchers and/or educators from the local community in Nafplio.

Moreover, CHS will invite you to attend the CCS program for a week-long stay, to join the summer program and interact with the students and the faculty. You will attend all seminars taught during that week and address a 40-minute lecture to the students on your area of interest as it is described in your application. In addition to the classes, you are also welcome to join in all activities scheduled for the group during your presence in the program, including meals, site and museum visits, etc., as all professors and coordinators do.

Prior to joining the program, the CHS – CCS Committee will make sure to provide you with all necessary information about the current group of students, in order to better prepare you and answer any questions that may arise. For your participation in and attendance of CCS, you are expected to have read all the relevant course material for at least the two seminars taught in the week when you will join. The course materials are available online, via the course management site, and distributed by the professors. CHS and the CHS – CCS Committee invite you to connect your lecture with this material and the classes you will attend. At the end of the CCS, all participating students are required to complete evaluations with general questions about the program (classes, extra-curricular activities and facilities) together with questions about professors, coordinators and guest lecturers. The CHS Fellows in Comparative Cultural Studies will also be included in the evaluation forms.

Following your presence at the CCS, and during your fellowship, CHS may invite you to promote and publish your research and work via the @Kleos blog that the CHS maintains. The scope of this will be to share your research and work, along with your experience from attending the CCS, with the CHS online community.

3. Honorarium, accommodations and travel expenses. For your participation in the CCS program you will stay in a hotel along with the other members of the program and CHS will cover your accommodation, breakfast and dinner. In addition, CHS will offer you an honorarium in the amount of 400 Euros, transferable to your bank account in a single installment before you join the program.

CHS Greece Administrative and Accounting Manager will contact you about this matter.

Apart from the approved fellowship, and all relevant arrangements, mentioned in this document, CHS does not offer separate grants for travel expenses, participation in conferences, purchase of books, accommodations, family related expenses, dining and entertainment expenses, etc.

Any related administrative expenses that may occur are subject to CHS prior consent, and will be arranged, if approved, by the CHS in Greece.

4. Library access, technology. As a CHS Fellow, you will receive a Harvard Key and ID, which provide access to Harvard University Library’s electronic resources and to the Library’s Scan and Deliver request program. You may access these resources for the duration of your fellowship appointment.

While in Nafplio the CHS assumes that you will bring your own computer for the needs of your participation to the CCS program.

You should monitor your e-mail address regularly for the duration of your fellowship appointment.

5. Health Insurance. You are required to have health insurance for the duration of your fellowship. CHS DC and GR as well as the CCS program do not provide health insurance nor cover medical expenses of any kind.

6. Acknowledgement of Support. You are also welcome to mention your status as a CHS Fellow in Comparative Cultural Studies in Greece both in your curriculum vitae and your publications. During the term of your fellowship, CHS will announce your appointment as a fellow on its websites and social media sites.

You are also encouraged to be an active member of the CHS scholarly community, and keep the Center posted regarding your academic career for a period of at least three years after the completion of this fellowship.

7. Non-compliance Policy. Should you fail to complete the terms and conditions of this document, especially those referred to in paragraph 2 “Fellowship’s components”, your fellowship will be considered incomplete, affecting future references and recommendations by the CHS.


Please keep CHS informed of changes regarding the address of your permanent residence, your mobile phone number, or bank account.

The Center asks you to complete the following steps by May 1, 2019 to confirm your acceptance of the fellowship. If you fail to meet this deadline, the CHS reserves the right to rescind your fellowship.

We look forward to your joining our community. Please direct any questions or comments concerning the relevant communications to the CHS GR Programs and Events Manager, Evangelos Katsarelis (ekatsarelis@chs.harvard.edu) and the CHS DC Fellowship Program Manager, Lanah Koelle (fellowships@chs.harvard.edu).

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR HELLENIC STUDIES RESERVES EVERY RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM’S TERMS AND CONDITIONS AT ANY GIVEN TIME IN ORDER TO ENSURE ITS OPTIMUM OPERATION AND IMPLEMENTANTION, AND TO PROMPLTY NOTIFY THE FELLOW ABOUT THESE CHANGES.

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