Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program

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The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) is a scholar exchange program for Greek universities to host Greek scholars from the diaspora in the areas of collaborative research, curriculum co-development and/or graduate/undergraduate student mentoring and teaching. The GDFP is funded by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) to the Institute of International Education (IIE). 


Selected fellows will have the opportunity to conduct research, mentor undergraduate and graduate students in research, and design new curricula, furthering collaborative academic exchange among Greek scholars worldwide. The program is exclusively supported by the SNF.


Scholars interested in being matched with a project request submitted by a Greek university should submit a scholar application.To be eligible, scholars must:

  • Hold Greek or Cypriot citizenship, or have been born in Greece or Cyprus;
  • Live in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa or the United States;
  • Hold a terminal degree in their field; and
  • Be employed at an accredited college or university in one of the five countries listed above.

The guidelines that follow are for diaspora scholars. Feel free to contact  for further guidance

Eligible Projects:

  • Collaborative Research: Propose joint research to increase knowledge exchange, scientific collaboration and build the research capacity at your institution.
  • Graduate or Undergraduate Research Mentoring and Teaching: Propose opportunities for Fellows to serve as faculty mentors to graduate and undergraduate students supporting students’ advancement in research publication and grantwriting.
  • Curriculum Co-development: Propose to codevelop curriculum and/or expand curriculum. Curriculum development can integrate aspects across multiple specializations that will expand research activity and educational opportunities for students.