Maria Kaliambou, senior lector in the Hellenic Studies Program, was awarded a fellowship by the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program (GDFP) to travel to Greece to work with University of Athens and Professor Vassiliki Chryssanthopoulou on “Folklore in the Greek Diaspora”: collaborative research leading to publishing life narratives of diaspora Greeks contained in the Folklore Museum and Archives‚ Department of Philology; mentoring students in research and essay writing on Folklore and the Greek Diaspora; curriculum co-development to produce graduate course on Folklore in the Greek Diaspora.
The University of Athens project is one of 37 projects that will pair members 38 members of the Greek and Cypriot academic diaspora with higher education institutions and collaborators in Greece to work together on curriculum co-development, collaborative research, graduate and undergraduate research training and mentoring activities in the coming months.
The GDFP, now in its third year, is designed to enable brain circulation between Greek universities and universities abroad, strengthen capacity at the host institutions, and develop long-term, mutually-beneficial collaborations. It is funded by the Stravros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. A total of 87 Fellowships have been awarded since the program’s inception.
Fellowships match host universities with scholars and cover the expenses for project visits of between 14 and 90 days, including transportation, a daily stipend, materials allowance and health insurance.
A complete list of projects can be found here.