The GDFP is always accepting applications for the scholar roster.

Scholars must have been born in Greece, live in the United States or Canada and work in an accredited college or university in either of those two countries. To be placed on a roster of available candidates, Scholars also need to hold a terminal degree in their field and can hold any academic rank. Postdocs are not eligible. Scholars submit brief personal statements and information on their academic qualifications, disciplinary expertise and administrative experience. A letter of reference from an administrator at the Scholar's current college or university with the position of dean or higher is required. Candidates matched with a project receive a fellowship, to engage in an educational project at a Greek institution for one visit between 14 and 60 days.

Apply to the Roster

View Scholar Application Guidelines (PDF)

Project Requests and Activities

Project requests to host Scholars are submitted online by a Greek institution higher education of higher learning. A Scholar on the roster is only considered for a fellowship if a complete project request is received at IIE by the program deadline that either requests the Scholar by name or fits the discipline specializations and expertise of the Scholar. A Scholar whose experience fit the activities and objectives proposed in a project request may be matched with the project.

Types of project activities that can be requested by a Greek host institution are:

  • Curriculum co-development,
  • Research collaboration,
  • Graduate student teaching, training and mentoring.


A Greek institution may, but is not required to, name a proposed Scholar in a project request. Both the proposed Scholar and the project request itself are subject to evaluation by a review committee and approval by the Advisory Council. All due consideration will be given to prospective Fellows identified by host institutions.

Greek institutions and prospective Fellows (Scholars) can collaborate on ideas for a project that the institution submits. Scholars must submit information online for the roster. IIE will maintain and search the roster for one or more possible matches, according to the discipline specializations, expertise, activities and objectives described in a project request.


For the fellowship, the Greek Diaspora Fellow will receive:

  • a $200/day stipend
  • stipend for food, in-country transportation and lodging
  • visa costs
  • limited health insurance coverage
  • round-trip international air travel and ground transportation costs to and from home and the U.S. or Canadian airport.

Please email with questions.