Members of the academic personnel of our Department have received numerous distinctions, awards, and scholarships. They include, among others:


2022: Cyprus National Literary Award 2021 (in the category Short story/Novella) (Balasopoulos)

2019: Stelios Bi-communal Award by Stelios Philanthropic Foundation in the “Science” category for the “Shared Words Project” (Spyros Armostis with Nuri Sılay)

2016: Writing Fellow at the International Writing Program in Iowa City (named UNESCO city of literature thanks to the renowned IWP and its related writing programme – Stephanides)

2015: Choice “Outstanding Academic Title” for The Cambridge Companion to the City in Literature. Ed. Kevin McNamara. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, to which he contributed the first chapter (Balasopoulos)

2015: Second place, Eugenio Battisti Award of the Society for Utopian Studies (Balasopoulos)

2014 to date: Distinguished Expert Member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment – EALTA (Tsagari)

2012: Residential Fellowship at the Jawarhalal Nehru University of Advanced Studies, JNU, Delhi, October-December (Stephanides)

2012: Best video poetry award, CYIFF, Cyprus International Film Festival (Stephanides)

2010: Judge, Commonwealth Writers Prize (Stephanides)

2009: Bogliasco Fellow (Writer-in-residence) Liguria Center for Arts and Humanities (Stephanides)

2007 to date: Cavaliere of the Republic of Italy (OSSI) (Stephanides)

2007-2009: UNESCO Participation Award (Nikolopoulou)

2007: Seminar Faculty, Dartmouth Seminar in American Studies, Dartmouth College (June) (Balasopoulos)

2006-2009: Full Doctoral Scholarship from UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland (Georgakis)

2006-2009: The Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation scholarship (Armostis)

2005-2009: The A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship for graduate studies abroad (Armostis)

2005-2007: UNESCO Participation Award (Nikolopoulou)

2005: Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Bursary (Armostis)

2004-2005: Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship, Princeton University (December 2004-January 2005) (Balasopoulos)

2004: Visiting Research Fellow. Centre for Cultural Analysis, Theory and History, University of Leeds, UK (February-July) (Margaroni)

2004: Cyprus Fulbright Commission studentship for the 2nd Summer Term 2004 at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Armostis)

2003 to date: Fellow, English Association (FEA) since 2003 (Stephanides)

2003-2006: Scholarship awarded by the Greek Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs, Greece for completion of PhD studies (Tsagari)

2000: Judge, Commonwealth Writers Prize (Stephanides)

1999-2000: Visiting Research Fellow. The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, The University of Edinburgh, UK. (September-March) (Margaroni)

1998-2000: DAAD-Scholarship for doctoral studies in Germany (Floros)

1995: Research Fellow, Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick (fellowship funded by Association of Commonwealth Universities for one year) (Stephanides)

1989: Nomination for Center for Anthro-Journalism Award (Washington DC) for Anthro-Journalistic Excellence for documentary film, Hail Mother Kali (Stephanides)

1989: First Prize in Poetry Competition of the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, American Anthropological Association (Stephanides)

1985: First prize (grant-in-aid) from American Translators Association for translation of Guyana Britannica (1896) by Neves e Mello from Portuguese to English (Stephanides)