Stipendien, Forschungspreise und Förderprogramme
- Resident PostDoc Fellowships RomanIslam (1 to 12 months)Okt 19Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2022 10:41
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities
in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, co-
operative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes
sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and
The Center for Advanced Study "RomanIslam Center for Comparative Empire and Transcultural
Studies" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for
Resident fellowships (Post Doc)
(starting 1.4.2023, duration between 1 and 12 months)
The Center for Advanced Study brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines
working on Romanization and Islamication in Late Antiquity with a focus but not exclusively on
the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa during the first millennium CE. The overall aim of the
Center is to explore new approaches to Romanization and Islamication in this period and to set
the scholarly debate in the field on a new footing. The fourth year theme is 'Architecture and
Materials of Prestige', i.e. it will explore the representation of political rule in material culture
and architecture of the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa. Material culture serves as a source
for understanding the identity of the Roman, Visigothic, and Islamic population.
Fellowships are available for scholars at all stages of their academic career who have
completed their doctoral degree and established an independent research profile. Applicants
should be engaged in a research project in any relevant discipline that is related to the Center's
interests in Romanization and Islamication in the period and area in question. The Center also
welcomes applications from scholars working on comparative empire and transcultural studies
in a broader historical (or contemporary) perspective whose research has a strong focus on
theoretical and methodological issues.
Fellows are required to reside in Hamburg, where they pursue their own research project while
also participating in the colloquia held at the Center. For the duration of their stay fellows
receive a remuneration covering accommodation, travel, and living expenses in accordance
with their needs and the pertinent regulations of Hamburg University and the DFG.
Applications should be in English or in French, including a CV, a research proposal for the
project pursued at Hamburg, including the project's relation to the topic (2000 words), and an
indication of the months the applicant wants to spend at the Center (between 1.4.2023 and
31.3.2024). All materials should be sent in a single pdf document to Dr. Rocco Selvaggi
Should you have any questions pertaining to the details of the fellowship program or the
application, please contact the organizers: Sabine Panzram (sabine.panzram@uni-<mailto:sabine.panzram@uni->
- Chancellor's Fellowships - EdinburghOkt 19Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2022 10:38
Gavin Kelly has kindly circulated this note:
The University of Edinburgh is advertising for 30 Chancellor's Fellowships, 10 of them in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. These are "5-year tenure track fellowships, designed to provide talented early career researchers with the support required to develop into a leading research-active academic at the University of Edinburgh."
Applications are welcome from researchers from any discipline represented in the College, working on any topic of research. There is, however, a particular emphasis (1) on researchers working across disciplines and able to lead interdisciplinarity initiatives, and (2) "applicants who can make a key contribution to interdisciplinary research and innovation in three College priority research themes (with potential for collaboration within the College and across the University's three Colleges): Health and wellbeing; digital and data; Sustainability and climate change." Among the indicative research areas listed on the job description are: ancient medicine and history of medicine; ancient climate and environmental history.
- Two PhD scholarships in the program "Ancient Languages and Texts"Okt 13Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2022 10:58
Call for applications: Two PhD scholarships in the program "Ancient Languages and Texts"
The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/en/bergsas/index.html) is offering two doctoral scholarships (Oct. 2023-Sept.2027) funded by the Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to carry out a doctorate in Berlin (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / Freie Universität Berlin) in the program "Ancient Languages and Texts".
We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of: Ancient History; History of Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages; Ancient Near Eastern Languages; Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures (incl. Middle and modern Latin); Classics; Egyptology (incl. Coptology); Iranian Studies; Jewish Studies; Protestant Theology (incl. Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Septuagint, New Testament; Church History); Religious Studies; Roman Law.
Candidates must hold an outstanding Master's degree (MA, MSt, or MSc), in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.
The deadline to apply is December 1, 2022.
The call is open only to applicants:
* who are not German citizens
* who have not resided in Germany continuously for more than 12 months prior to the application deadline (1 December 2022)
* whose last final exam (M.A., MSt, or MSc) should have taken place no longer than 2017, April 1st.
FUNDING: The scholarship is available from October 2023 for four years (subject to an annual progress review). In accordance with DAAD guidelines, doctoral scholarship holders receive a stipend of 1,200 Euros per month, a travel allowance, a combined health, accident and liability insurance policy, allowances for study and research (rent and family allowances, if applicable), and financial support for a pre-sessional German language course. Additionally, provided are material resources i.e. a supervision allowance of 1,000 Euros per year.
OBJECTIVES: The doctoral program "Ancient Languages and Texts" (ALT) focuses on the written heritage of ancient cultures which includes literary works as well as documentary texts like inscriptions and papyri. Also, research is carried out into phenomena of mediality such as the interaction between texts and pictorial representations. In this line of inquiry, traditional philological methods are being combined with historical and cultural issues. In addition to that, particular emphasis is placed on theories and approaches of modern literary studies and linguistics. Topics and methods in the digital humanities and computer philology also belong to the program ALT. Thus, the program is characterized by a plurality of methods and a wide understanding of the concept of 'a text'.
Candidates are expected to have sufficient command of the relevant ancient languages for their dissertation project.
Candidates admitted to doctoral studies are expected to participate in Digital Humanities training offered as part of BerGSAS.
Detailed information on the scholarships, the application requirements and the application documents to be submitted is available:
- Junior Research Fellowships 2023Okt 11Dienstag, 11. Oktober 2022 09:57
University of Cambridge - Clare College
Junior Research Fellowships 2023
The successful candidates will be selected by Clare College on their excellent records of research in their chosen subjects and the potential to pursue that research at the highest level.
Applications are invited from candidates who have completed less than five years' full-time research, or part-time equivalent, in the relevant disciplines by 1 October 2023. The fellowship is tenable for three years.
For more details about the fellowships and how to apply, please go to https://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/JRF-Competition-2023/
Statements of research are required. They should be no more than 1,000 words, outlining the work candidates would submit in support of their application and the research they propose to pursue if elected. The statement may be read by people outside the candidate's discipline and should therefore be intelligible to scholars in other fields of learning.
Candidates must provide details for two referees who have agreed to submit a reference through this system. At least one of the referees should be familiar with the writings to be submitted. One referee should normally be your supervisor.
Applications, including two references, must be submitted online by 13:00 UK local time on Monday 21 November 2022.
- Joint Applications Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships 2023Okt 10Montag, 10. Oktober 2022 08:56
Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship in the following Arts subjects - Ancient History and Classical Archaeology; Archaeology; Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES); Geography (Arts side); History; History of Art; History of Science; Social Anthropology - which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2023. The Fellowship is open to graduates of any gender, of any university, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their PhD or are close to completion. These Fellowships are initial (normally) post-doctoral positions appropriate to the start of an academic career.
The prime duty of a Research Fellow is to engage in research; Research Fellows are also welcome to undertake supervision teaching, if they wish, within a limit of six hours per week. Research Fellows are not expected to undertake any additional administrative duties, but as trustees should attend meetings of the College's Governing Body.
The pensionable stipend of post-PhD Research Fellows is currently £23,499 (pre-PhD £20,851), cost of living increase pending.
Trinity Hall operates a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships with a number of other Cambridge colleges, and applications will be considered by all participating colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subjects. Candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense with many hundreds of applications received each year.
Candidates are warned that they are responsible for checking their eligibility to take up the post under UK immigration rules.
Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details are available at the Joint Application Scheme website:
Isaac Newton/College Junior Research Fellowship 2022
Robinson College invites applications for election to an Isaac Newton/College Junior Research Fellowship, which is generously funded by the Isaac Newton Trust, starting on 1st October 2023, lasting for three years, until 30 September 2026. The Fellowship is open to graduates working in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic (ASNC), Architecture, Classical Literature and Linguistics, English, MMLL and Music. The holder of the Isaac Newton/College Junior Research Fellowship is expected to pursue full-time research based in Cambridge.
The Fellowship is open to graduates of any university; there is no age limit, but the Fellowship is designed to support those who are at an early stage in their academic careers, and it will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a PhD degree (or equivalent) or is close to completing.
The stipend of a Research Fellow is at point 30 on the academic single spine (£24,948) with a 10 per cent reduction for an appointee who has yet to complete a PhD. The post is pensionable within USS. Research Fellows are entitled to heavily subsidised accommodation in College, subject to availability.
A Research Fellow becomes a member of the Governing Body of Robinson College and will be expected to contribute to the life of the College's academic community.
Churchill College, Fitzwilliam College, Murray Edwards College, Robinson College, St Edmund's College and Trinity Hall operate a Joint Application Scheme for Early Career Research Fellowships.
Applications will be considered by all Colleges offering Fellowships in the relevant subject. A total of eight Fellowships are offered but candidates are advised that competition is likely to be intense; last year almost 1000 applications were received.
Full information regarding the Fellowships on offer, further particulars and registration details will be available at the Joint Application Scheme website from 7 October 2022:
All applications to be submitted online by Monday 7 November 2022.
- Ernst von Sieglin Forschungspreis für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen der Klassischen ArchäologieSep 23Freitag, 23. September 2022 18:05
Institut für Klassische Archäologie der Eberhard Karl Universität Tübingen
Der Unternehmer und Kunstmäzen Dr. Ernst von Sieglin (1848-1927) finanzierte zwischen
1898 und 1902 mehrere Expeditionen nach Alexandria sowie Grabungen in Kos,
erwarb zahlreiche ägyptische, griechische und römische Exponate für die Tübinger
Universitätssammlung und förderte durch großzügige Stipendien deren wissenschaftliche
Bearbeitung. An diese Tradition wollen die Nachfahren nun anknüpfen und stiften 2018
erstmals den international ausgeschriebenen
Ernst von Sieglin Forschungspreis
für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen der Klassischen Archäologie.
Gefördert wird damit jährlich der Druck einer qualitativ hochwertigen Monographie aus einem
zentralen Bereich der Klassischen Archäologie in der Schriftenreihe „Tübinger Archäologische
Forschungen“ in Höhe von bis zu 5.000 Euro.
Die Arbeit sollte in einem gewissen Zusammenhang mit den Interessensgebieten von Ernst von Sieglin
und den von ihm geförderten Projekten stehen. Diese beschränkten sich jedoch nicht nur auf
Ausgrabungen in Alexandria oder Kos, sondern erstreckten sich generell auf die materielle Kultur
Bewerbungen sollten ein kurzes Anschreiben sowie das zum Druck vorgeschlagene Manuskript beinhalten
und sind in elektronischer Form bis zum 27.11.2022 an das Sekretariat des Archäologischen Instituts
der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen zu senden
- Junior Research FellowsSep 21Mittwoch, 21. September 2022 16:45
St John's College Oxford
Salary: £36,386 per annum
The Governing Body of St John's College proposes to elect up to four Junior Research Fellows, in the following Arts, Humanities and Science subjects:
Philosophy, Politics, Economics, Classics, Theology, Physics, Computer Science, and Biochemistry.
The fellowships will be tenable either from 1st October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Research Fellows are expected to undertake original research in some branch of the Humanities, Sciences or Social Sciences. They may be asked to undertake a limited amount of teaching.
Candidates should hold a doctorate (with thesis submitted no earlier than 1 Oct 2021), or be close to completion with their thesis submitted no later than three months before the start date of this post. They must also have research expertise in their chosen field as demonstrated by a completed doctoral thesis and/or published forthcoming books, or articles in refereed journals, as relevant to the candidate's field; or promise of such achievement, as relevant to the candidate's field.
Further particulars, an application form and instructions about how to apply, may be downloaded from https://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/discover/vacancies/ .
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Friday 28 October 2022. Shortlisting, interviewing and appointing procedures will be conducted in early 2023.
The college is committed to equality of opportunity (details can be found in the further particulars).
Applications for this post are particularly welcome from candidates who are women, have a disability and those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.
- 2 doctoral scholarships “Languages and cultures of the Silk Road”Sep 21Mittwoch, 21. September 2022 13:18
With funds from DAAD-GSSP, the BerGSAS invites applications for 2 doctoral scholarships within the “Languages and cultures of the Silk Road” programme.
Application is only possible for non-German candidates. We welcome applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Central Asian studies, Iranian studies, East Asian Art and Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology.
We are accepting applications until 1 December 2022. The scholarships are available from October 2023 (Wintersemester 2023/24) for four years, subject to a satisfactory annual review. More information here: https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/ausschreibungen/index.html
- Claudio Leonardi Fellowship of the Schindler Foundation for Medieval Latin StudiesSep 09Freitag, 09. September 2022 17:08
- Stipendiary Moses and Mary Finley Research FellowshipSep 05Montag, 05. September 2022 15:21
DARWIN COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE
Darwin College invites applications for election to a stipendiary Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellowship in Ancient History starting from 1 October 2023.
The Fellowship is available for research into economic, social or political history of any period and (unlike the Finley Ancient History Fellowship) is not confined to specialists in Greek or Roman history, although they are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those whose interests coincide with those of the late Sir Moses Finley. Darwin College is able to elect this stipendiary Research Fellow thanks to a bequest in the Will of Sir Moses and Lady Finley. In addition, Sir Moses bequeathed his personal library to the College. This may assist the research of the successful candidate.
The Fellowship is open to candidates from any university, irrespective of age.
The Fellowship is intended for an outstanding researcher who is completing, or who has recently completed, their PhD Degree, or an equivalently recognised degree. No candidate should normally have completed in total more than three years of research since the PhD is conferred by 1 October 2023. Any career breaks or part-time working will be taken into account.
Duties and conditions
The Research Fellow is expected to pursue full-time research based in Cambridge.
The Research Fellow will be a member of the Governing Body of Darwin College and will be subject to the Statutes and Ordinances of the College. The Statutes include the obligation to reside in or near Cambridge, for at least two-thirds of each University term, but the Governing Body will normally excuse absences made necessary by the nature of the research undertaken.
The Research Fellowship is tenable for three years, with effect from 1 October 2023 and is renewable for one further year to a maximum of four years at the discretion of the Fellowships Committee.
Stipend and Emoluments
The starting stipend for the Finley Research Fellow with a PhD will be set at not less than Point 28 on the Darwin College Single Salary spine (2022-23 rate: £24,059.29), subject to annual cost-of-living uplift and to annual increments (the third year stipend at the 2022-23 rate would be £25,858.82). The stipend will be subject to a 10% reduction until the appointee’s PhD is conferred.
Membership of the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme is optional.
Research Fellows are entitled under the College’s Ordinances to dine (including formal hall) and lunch free of charge at the normal College table whenever meals are served (up to a limit of seven meals in each week). Guests, not normally exceeding two in number on any one occasion, may be entertained at lunch or dinner, ten of them free of charge within any quarter (note termly guest nights with a special menu are subject to charge).
An allowance of up to £1,000 a year will be available for receipted travel and research expenses. A further £500 a year is available on application as a subsidy for appropriate conferences mounted in the College.
It may be possible to provide limited rented accommodation for up to two years, subject to availability, for which a charge will be made.
A non-pensionable additional allowance of £3,000 per annum (subject to annual review) will be paid to any Finley Research Fellow not resident in College.
Applications should be made by 2 October 2022 at:
(a) curriculum vitae;
(b) a summary of research, in not more than 500 words, for a non-specialist audience
(c) an account, in not more than 500 words, of the proposed research and the background
(d) your reasons for applying to Darwin College, in no more than 500 words;
(e) an assurance that, where necessary, appropriate research arrangements have been made;
(f) the names and emails of two referees who will also need to submit a reference online by
5 October 2022, and
(g) a list of published or unpublished work that would be available for submission if requested.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for interview at Darwin College on 31 October 2022.
Election will be made as soon as possible thereafter.
The College follows an equal opportunities policy – The College particularly encourages women and candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to apply for this Fellowship –