For the first time the Robin Hägg Fund is offeringa grant through the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete to support postdoctoral research in Greece focusing on Aegean Prehistory.

Candidates from all countries who have completed their doctorate within the past eight years and are under forty years of age are eligible to apply. Applications must be received by e-mail no later than 31 January 2017. Please consult the INSTAP Study Center’s website for the guidelines and application form:

In addition to the completed application form, proposals should include a curriculum vitae of the applicant, a 2-page description of the project that emphasizes the importance of working in Greece, relevant bibliography, copies of appropriate permits, and one letter of support from a colleague. Please send your application and required information as attachments to [email protected].

The grant will be administered by the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete and is intended to provide supplementary income for researchers who are either exploring new fields of study or finishing research.  The amount of the award is 1,500 € which can be applied to travel or living expenses, but should not be used as salary or for the purchase of equipment (e.g., cameras or computers).

Consideration for the fellowships is open to all candidates meeting the stated requirements. Awards are made irrespective of race, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and actual or perceived medical conditions. It is possible that in the absence of qualified candidates with appropriate projects, a fellowship will not be awarded.

A committee consisting of representatives from INSTAP, the Swedish Institute at Athens, and the Department of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Gothenburg is responsible for announcing the availability of grants and evaluating the applicants.

The Robin Hägg Memorial Fund is a research fund that has been created in memory of Robin Hägg, in accordance with his own wishes. It is administered by the INSTAP Study Center for East Crete and the Swedish Institute at Athens,

The fund remains open for contributions, which can be made through the SEB bank account of the SwedishInstitute at Athens:


5811-3313400 (IBAN: SE1150000000058113313400 and BicESSESESS for donations from outside Sweden). All donations should be marked “Robin Hägg”.


It is also possible to send a check to INSTAP. Checks should be made out to the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete and sent to:


INSTAP Study Center for East Crete

c/o Elizabeth Shank

INSTAP US Coordinator for East Crete

2133 Arch Street

Suite 300

Philadelphia, PA 19103