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In 1995 the Foundation established an annual program of grants and scholarships for research, study and artistic endeavour within Greece. The educational program is intended exclusively for non-Greeks: members of national academies, university professors of all levels, PhD holders, post-doctorate researchers and doctoral candidates. Exceptionally and on a case-by-case basis, the program may accept Greeks of the Diaspora, second generation Greeks, and Greeks who permanently reside abroad and have been studying or have been employed in foreign Universities for over 10 or 15 years, depending on the type of scholarship.

The program also includes Cypriot citizens, who have studied and reside outside Greece, and are members of National Academies, University professors of all levels –doctorate holders and post-doctorate researchers– as well as distinguished artists.

Over the two decades of its operation, the Foreigner’s Fellowships program went through successive phases in order to meet the standards of a dynamic and interdisciplinary project.  

The Program aims at promoting Greek language, history and culture abroad, thereby creating and encouraging ties of friendship and cooperation between members of the foreign academic community and their Greek counterparts.

The selection of scholarships for foreigners or research grant recipients is based on the positive reviews of the Academic Advisors Committees of the Foundation and is validated by the Foundation's Board of Directors.

The said Committees comprise University Professors (some of which are also former scholars of the Foundation), specialized scientists and renowned artists, whose participation and contribution are both honorary and voluntary. Former scholars of the Onassis Foundation, who now occupy academic posts, also offer their voluntary contribution.
The grantees and scholarship recipients of this Program since the beginning of its operation, come from 65 countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Congo, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany,  Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Latvia,  Lithuania, Mexico, Moldavia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, S. Korea, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, S. Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, The Netherlands, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, U.S.A., Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

In 2001 the Foundation, following the successful publication in Greek of the Greek Scholars' Album, produced the first bilingual (Greek-English) Album of Foreign Scholars, which records their academic and professional progress.

The number of scholarships awarded by the Foundation to foreigners varies from year to year. On average, 35 scholarships are awarded annually. During the 22 years of the Program's operation (1995 – 2017), 883 research grants and educational scholarships have been awarded, amounting to $ 11.307.812

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The Onassis Foundation announces its twenty-fourth (24th) annual Program of scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 which is addressed to non-Greeks, Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates for research in Greece on topics linked to greek culture, society or economy. A total of ten (10) scholarships will be awarded from which three (3) scholarships will be allocated to university professors of all academic ranks, three (3) scholarships to post-graduate researchers and four (4) scholarships to PhD candidates.

Deadline for submission of application and all supporting documents : 28th February 2018.

Applications can be submitted only electronically. Full terms and conditions are to be found in the announcement published here below.

Announcement (English)

Announcement (French)

Application Form for CATEGORY C:
Application Form for CATEGORY D:

Application Form for CATEGORY E:

For further information, please contact the Onassis International Scholarships Department at:  210 37 13 018, E-mail: fhadgiantoniou.ffp@onassis.org

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