The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) announced Thursday that it has awarded a 1.25-million-dollar (1.14 million euros) grant to the Institute of International Education (IIE) to launch the Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program.
The philanthropic organization said that the grant will allow 40 US- and Canadian-based Greek-born academics to receive over a two-year period fellowships to visit Greek universities to “create collaborative, mutually beneficial engagements between students, academics and universities.”
The fellows will develop curricula, conduct research, and teach and mentor graduate students at universities throughout Greece.
“The Greek diasporic communities around the world have always been and remain one of Greece’s most important assets. The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program will re-engage Greek academics who have left the country but want to contribute to strengthening its higher education,” said Sarah Needham, an education program officer at SNF.