Useful Information

Applications for the 3rd call are open until 31 August!

Position Information

An essential part of the successful implementation of ARISTEAS is the funding of young researchers for short-term research within the facilities of Laboratory of Archaeometry at the University of the Peloponnese (LA@UOP), aiming to make full use of its infrastructure and focusing on the fields of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.

Applicants will have to submit a research proposal for a semiannual or annual project, exploiting the equipment of LA@UOP. They will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee of ARISTEAS, based on the excellence of their research proposal.

Grant beneficiaries will be given open access to all LA@UOP infrastructure for the implementation of their research and will additionally be provided with a small stipend for the coverage of personal expenses.

Beneficiaries are expected to work on the facilities of LA@UOP for an overall period of at least one month (two months for the annual grants). During the remaining time of their project, they are expected to complete the analysis and synthesis of their data and submit a report, which will be evaluated and approved by the Scientific Committee of ARISTEAS.

Semiannual Grants Annual Grants
Duration 6 months 12 months
Overall number of grants 20 4
Stipend 2.500 € (1.500 € at the beginning of the semester and 1.000 € after the successful submission of the Lab Report) 5.000 € (2.000 € at the beginning of each semester and 1.000 € after the successful submission of the Lab Report)
Offered Access to all facilities of LA@UOP
Training on the use of equipment and software
Consultation on data analysis and synthesis
Not included Accommodation cannot be provided within the University facilities
Cost for complex techniques for the preparation of samples (e.g. FIB), which are not available in the LA@UOP
Deliverables Lab report summarizing the methodology, analytical results and main outcomes of the project Lab report summarizing the methodology, analytical results and main outcomes of the project
The programme strongly encourages for a peer-review publication or the submission of an abstract at a relevant international symposium, based on the resulted analytical data
Entry Requirements

ARISTEAS research grants are addressed to young researchers conducting research in Archaeological Sciences and more specifically in the fields of analysis of archaeomaterials, remote sensing and digital technologies.

  • PhD candidates and Post-doc researchers in the above mentioned fields are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants will be evaluated based on the excellence of their research proposal (significance of the artefacts/sites under study, novelty of the suggested methodology, efficient and productive use of the LA@UOP infrastructure, clarity of the research question, feasibility of completion within the time restraints).
  • Applicants must have acquired all necessary permits and/or samples prior to the application.
  • Grant beneficiaries cannot apply for an extension of their grant or a second grant.
How to apply

In order to apply, please fill-in the online Application Form.  Unfortunately, the online application platform is only available in Greek, but you can use the following step-by-step guide in English, for the completion of the application: Short Grants Application Guide (in English).

The required supporting documents must be uploaded at the online Application Form. Documents sent via email will not be accepted. Please upload all of the following documents:

  1. Filled-in solemn declaration.
  2. Short CV (max 2 pages).
  3. A research proposal of maximum 3 pages, discussing the artefacts/sites under study, the suggested methodology, the research questions of the project, the time table of the project.
  4. Scanned passport or ID.
  5. Certification from the University/Research Center that they currently hold a PhD or Post-doc position.
  6. English language certificate, at a level of C1 or above.
  7. Employment contracts or certificates indicating the participation in funded research projects.
  8. A full list of publications and presentations in conferences.
  9. A reference letter.
  10. Certificate verifying the completion of military service (for male candidates of Greek nationality).