Mr. Yiannis Spyropoulos was awarded a three-year fellowship (2010-2013) with the Programme "Heraklitus II - Enhancing Human Research Potential through Doctoral Research".

Mr. Yiannis Spyropoulos, doctoral candidate in the Programme of Post-Graduate Turkish Studies, which is run by the Department of History and Archaeology of the University of Crete jointly with the Institute of Mediterranean Studies, got a three-year fellowship (2010-2013) with the Programme "Heraklitus II - Enhancing Human Research Potential through Doctoral Research". Mr. Spyropoulos (Ph.D. subject: "The Crete Janissaries as a Military Body and as a Lobby, from the second half of the 18th century till the abolition of the janissaries (1826)") was the 71st from among 97 successful proposals in the thematic action "Humanities, Education Sciences, Cultural Sciences and Arts" with final point 9.19.