Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program FAQs

Q: Can a scholar Letter of Reference or host Letter of Support come from an interim administrator?

A: Yes, but it cannot come from an associate administrator.

Q: I am now a U.S./Canadian citizen, does this make me ineligible?

A: No, as long as you were born in Greece, you are eligible.

Q: Do you fund direct costs related to research activities?

A: No, but we do provide a daily stipend, housing/meal allowance, airfare and supplemental health insurance for the Fellow.

Q: What is the difference between a Letter of Reference and a Letter of Support?

A: The Letter of Reference is part of the Scholar Application and must come from an administrator at the level of dean or higher from the Scholar’s home institution. The Letter of Support is part of the Project Request and must come from an administrator at the level of department head or higher from the Host Collaborator’s institution.

Q: Should I provide a copy of my U.S./Canadian passport or Greek passport?

A: Either. The passport is used to verify your country of birth and this is listed on U.S. passports.

Q: Does the host institution have to have a doctoral or master’s program with a thesis option, or can you apply to an institution that only has undergraduate programs?

A: No. The institution does not have to have a doctoral or master’s program, but it must be an accredited university or college.

Q: Can I make changes to my Scholar Application once it has been added the roster?

A: Yes. Simply contact greekdiaspora@iie.org and request that your application be released for editing.

Q: Is it possible to receive feedback on why a project wasn’t recommended or selected?

A: The GDFP Program Staff does not provide feedback on non-recommended or non-selected project requests. If submitting for another Call for Project Requests, please consult the “Review Criteria” section.

Q: How flexible are grant start/finish dates?

A: Fellows participating in the summer 2016 competition can begin their projects as early as December 15, 2016 and must have them completed by December 31, 2017.

Q: Can I work with multiple institutions on one project?

A: Yes, the program does support multi-institutional Project Requests. Please note that institutions you are working with must only submit one Project Request.

Q: Can I work with other Greek-born Scholars currently teaching in the U.S. or Canada?

A: Yes, the program does support cohorts. Please note that each Scholar must complete an individual Scholar Application and each of you must be named in the host institution’s project request.

Q: Can I collaborate with an institution that is not based in Greece?

A: No.

Q: Are full-time senior lecturers eligible?

A: Full-time senior lectures from some fields are eligible to apply. Please contact greekdiaspora@iie.org for more details.

Q: Are there a maximum number of potential Fellows that can participate in a cohort project?

A: No. But keep in mind that the Project Request needs to justify the participation and expertise of each participant.

Q: When will I be notified if I’m selected?

A: November 2016

Q: Will the GDFP provide funds for a Host Collaborator to travel to the U.S./Canada to visit the Fellow’s home institution?

A: No. The GDFP only funds the Fellow’s visit to the host institution.

Q: How many host institutions can be involved in a multi-institutional project?

A: There are no restrictions regarding the number of institutions, but keep in mind that the project must be completed in one visit and the participation of each institution must be clearly justified in the Project Request.

Q: Is there a limit to the number of Project Requests that can be submitted by one potential hosting institution/department or a limit to the number of Fellows who can be selected with an institution?

A: No limits apply.

Q: Can a diaspora scholar be named in more than one Project Request per selection cycle.

A: No. A diaspora scholar can only be named in one Project Request per completion cycle.