Stipendien und Forschungspreise
- 1 Startstipendium des Doktoratsprogramms Altertumswissenschaften der Universität BaselSep 18Montag, 18. September 2023 12:39
2. Lebenslauf (ggf. mit Publikationsliste)
3. Skizze zum Dissertationsvorhaben (max. 3 Seiten)
5. 1-2 Textproben (jeweils max. 20 Seiten, darunter mind. 1 wissenschaftliche Qualifikationsarbeit)
- Scholarships "The Poetics of Social Change in Late Antiquity "Sep 14Donnerstag, 14. September 2023 10:48
We invite applications for a second, fully funded PhD as part of the project 'The Poetics of Social Change in Late Antiquity (250-750AD)'. This project investigates how classical Latin poetry was read and responded to in late antiquity (c. 250 - 750 AD). It is co-led by Paul Roche and Anne Rogerson at the University of Sydney.
We invite proposals for PhD projects that address any of the following:
* The reception of classical Latin poetry in the Latin poetry of late antiquity
* The writing of a full-scale literary commentary on a late Latin poetic text
* The study of a particular classical author's influence across a group of related texts, throughout a specific period, or across the breadth of late antiquity.
* The continuities and transformations of classical genres of poetry in late antiquity
* The reimagining of republican and early imperial Rome in the poetic texts of late antiquity
* The study of the critique of classical Latin poetry or poets, including their imagined lives and careers, in the literature of late antiquity more generally
The supervisory team, Associate Professor Paul Roche and Dr Anne Rogerson, has won an Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant: 'The Vandal Renaissance: Latin Literature in Post-Roman Africa (435-534CE)'. They have significant experience in supervising students working in late antique receptions of Latin poetry, and in assisting early career researchers to develop publications and their academic profile. If the successful candidate's project focusses on the Latin poetry of Vandal North Africa, there is scope for their project to be included within the ARC Discovery Project. The successful candidate would have access to the resources of the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia.
The applicant approved for this project will be considered for a number of merit-based scholarships that fully support their PhD for a period of up to 3.5 years. These scholarships would provide a stipend allowance of $35,629AUD per annum. Successful international students will also receive a tuition fee scholarship for up to 3.5 years.
For further details about the PhD project please contact
- GULBENKIAN FELLOWSHIPS FOR VISITING PROFESSORS IN THE HUMANITIESSep 08Freitag, 08. September 2023 15:41
Call for applications open to Portuguese Higher Education Institutions
Deadline: September 29, 2023 until 5:00 p.m. (Lisbon time).
Portuguese Higher Education Institutions (HEI) wishing to receive visiting professors from foreign universities, with a scientific curriculum of high merit and with notorious recognition in the area of the Humanities, for the development of academic activities in Portugal.
Person responsible for submitting the application:
The Professor who will be responsible for coordinating the visit, representing the proposing Portuguese HEI.
The Centre for Classical and Humanistic Studies is open to expressions of interest from foreign professors in the areas in which professors from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra teach courses and simultaneously carry out research: Classical Studies; Heritage, History and Cultures of Food; Philosophy; Music Studies.
For this expression of interest we request a brief CV of the visiting Professor. Following this expression of interest, applicants will be notified and those chosen to apply with CECH’s support will be requested to provide the elements listed below in “submission of applications”.
Monthly fee: €4000.00 + One-off support for travel and installation: €4000.00
Grants are awarded directly to Visiting Professors for visits of a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 9 months. The visit must begin no later than 12 months after confirmation of selection.
Submission of applications:
Applications must be made on behalf of the Portuguese HEI, by the Professor who will be responsible for coordinating the visit.
Applications must be submitted after registering on the My Gulbenkian Platform, by filling in the online form available on the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation website at gulbenkian.pt<http://gulbenkian.pt/>, which specifies the information to be provided in order to complete the application, namely:
a) Name of the Professor from the Portuguese HEI responsible for the visit;
b) Letter of commitment from the host institution, signed by the director of the faculty or institute of the Portuguese HEI;
c) CV of the visiting professor;
d) Letter of commitment from the visiting professor;
e) Provisional dates of the visit;
f) A brief description of the visiting professor's academic merit, which contributes to their recognition and status as a leader in their field (200 words);
g) A brief description of how the proposed visit can contribute to the competencies of the Portuguese institution (200 words);
h) A list of the activities planned to be carried out by the visiting professor, which should include at least one seminar, one course or one intensive course.
The results will be communicated to applicants no later than 90 days after the close of applications, via the MyGulbenkian platform.
a) academic merit of the visitor's research and/or teaching;
b) potential to make a substantial contribution to the competencies of the Portuguese institution;
c) specificity and systematization of the program proposed for the visit.
Collaborative research alone is not a selection factor. Emphasis should be placed on the dissemination and sharing of skills and knowledge that will be valuable to the host institution.
More information (in Portuguese): https://gulbenkian.pt/bolsas-lista/bolsas-gulbenkian-professores-visitantes-nas-humanidades
- VISITING FELLOWSHIPS AT THE BRITISH SCHOOL AT ATHENSSep 08Freitag, 08. September 2023 15:35
Applications are now open for the BSA's two Visiting Fellowships 2024-25.
Applicants are advised that the BSA has adapted the former Early Career Fellowship into a second Visiting Fellowship award and moved the deadline to 6th October 2023.
Visiting Fellowships at the British School at Athens are offered for periods of between four and twelve weeks for research in any branch of the arts or social sciences related to Greece and related to any chronological period from the Palaeolithic to the present.
The BSA is a world-renowned institution with its Library, Archives, Fitch Laboratory in Athens and the Knossos Research Centre. Fellows will become members of the BSA and will benefit from all it has to offer in terms of research facilities and accommodation in the centre of Athens. They will have access to the network of research libraries in Athens as well as the ability to undertake museum or site studies (with prior consultation). Athens has a lively intellectual life and Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the stimulating academic life of the BSA and wider Athenian community.
Fellowships are open to established scholars at any career stage, normally in full-time employment at a university, museum, or comparable institution, and are ideally suited to those who have been granted a period of sabbatical leave during the relevant academic year. Preference may be given to applicants from UK HEIs.
Fellowships are non-stipendiary, but accommodation is provided free of charge and the cost of one return airfare from the UK or elsewhere in Europe to Athens will be reimbursed. Fellows are required to submit a report covering their research and their time at the BSA to the BSA's Council.
Visiting Fellows will be expected to conduct a programme of their own research, give one public lecture at the BSA and an open seminar as part of the established programme. They should also be willing to concern themselves with the current students and their work and may wish to contribute additional lectures or seminars as appropriate in discussion with the Director.
Fellowships may be taken up in either the autumn or the spring semester in Athens or Knossos. The period of time is usually spent in a continuous block but it may alternatively be broken up into non-continuous blocks after discussion with the Director. Accommodation is also offered to an accompanying spouse/partner, at a nominal daily rate.
Before developing a proposal, applicants are advised to contact the relevant member of staff if they propose to include: BSA material (Archivist), Museum material (Assistant Director), Knossos material (Knossos Curator), Fitch Laboratory collections and facilities (Fitch Director) or need permissions to visit sites or study material (School Administrator). Further information about the School can be found at www.bsa.ac.uk<http://www.bsa.ac.uk>.
Applicants should submit a covering letter, a statement of their proposed programme of research in Greece, and a Curriculum Vitae through our website at https://www.bsa.ac.uk/awards/fellowships/visiting-fellowship/ by 6th October 2023.
- Junior Research FellowshipsSep 05Dienstag, 05. September 2023 16:25
Magdalen College Oxford
The College proposes to elect up to four Fellows by Examination (elsewhere known as Junior Research Fellows (JRFs)) in 2024. The successful candidates will already have demonstrated outstanding promise in their research.
Each Fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend currently starting at £26,131 per annum, subject to an annual cost of living award. In addition, partnered accommodation will be provided in College free of charge (tax liabilities will apply) or, alternatively, a taxable housing allowance currently set at £16,560 per annum. During the first two years of appointment, the Fellow is a member of the Governing Body of the College and for all three years of appointment is entitled to free lunches and dinners in College and a research allowance. Fellows by Examination are expected to live in the Oxford area, and their research base must be in Oxford. Fellows by Examination can benefit from flexible working conditions.
Applications are encouraged from candidates from all countries and all universities. Applications are particularly welcome from women and from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. Applications for this year's competition will be considered in all academic subjects except the following: Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Classics, History (including Medieval History 370AD - 1400AD, History, Early Modern 1400AD - 1800AD and History, Modern, post 1800AD), Linguistics & Philology, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Music.
The main duty of a Fellow by Examination (JRF) is to engage full-time in research and its dissemination. The successful candidate will be expected to propose, plan and manage a high quality programme of original research; publicise the outcomes of that research through presentation of papers and publications; and engage in the life and activities of the College. The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College's own teaching needs,
Skills and experience required: research experience at doctoral level in an academic subject. Candidates should be able to manage their own independent research and should have excellent communication skills
The closing date is 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday, 12 October 2023, and applications must be completed at or before that time. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer. Further information can be obtained from the College web site.b
- Two Research Fellows in Arts, Humanities, and Social SciencesSep 02Samstag, 02. September 2023 10:51
Gonville & Caius College intends to elect two Research Fellows in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences in 2024. Candidates should be graduate students or post-doctoral researchers who will either be in their final year of doctoral research or not more advanced than one year since the first submission of their PhD. Research Fellowships are awarded to individuals with an exceptionally strong academic record who have produced innovative doctoral research in any branch of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
The Fellowships will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2024. Research Fellows have the full entitlement of Fellows; they are expected to spend the tenure of their Fellowship in Cambridge and to contribute to the life of the College. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge.
A Research Fellowship at Caius is compatible with a simultaneous appointment to a salaried post-doctoral position in a Cambridge Department or Faculty. Such a person appointed to a Research Fellowship would be entitled to all the benefits of a Research Fellow other than stipend. If the post-doctoral position comes to an end before the end of the four-year Fellowship, the College's usual stipend will apply for the remainder of the time.
The current stipend offered is either (a) £25,964, rising by three annual increments to £28,884 if living in College accommodation as a single person, which is free, or in College couples' or family accommodation, if available, which is subsidised, or (b) £29,161 rising by 3 annual increments to £32,081 if not living in College accommodation. All stipends are subject to an annual cost of living review each October. Other benefits include 10 free meals per week and certain research expenses may be reimbursed. There are also opportunities for College teaching (up to six hours per week), which attracts extra payment.
Candidates must submit written work for assessment amounting to a minimum of 20,000 words at the same time as their application. Apart from quotations, the work must be in English. If a complete PhD and/or published work is submitted, the applicant should indicate which parts are the most important. A maximum of 30,000 words will be assessed.
Applications open on Friday 1 September 2023 and must be completed by Monday 2 October 2023. Shortlisting will take place on Monday 8 January 2024. Those selected will be invited for interview on Friday 12 January 2024, so candidates should ensure that they will be available for interview on that day, if required. Offers will be made shortly after the interviews and must be accepted by 4.00 pm on Wednesday 17 January 2024 at the latest.
The College is an equal opportunities employer and actively supports equality, diversity, and inclusion, and encourages applications from all sections of society. Elections to Research Fellowships are made purely on the basis of intellectual and academic attainment and promise.
There are 31 Colleges within the University of Cambridge. Each is an independent institution and elects its own Fellows.
- 4 Stipendien (predoc)Aug 23Mittwoch, 23. August 2023 10:12Die Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) schreibt 4 Stipendien (predoc) mit Beginn zum 1. Januar 2024 oder zum 1. Juli 2024 aus. Die Ausschreibung umfasst alle fünf Promotionsprogramme der BerGSAS. Der Bewerbungszeitraum endet am 1. November 2023.Weitere Informationen: https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/ausschreibungen/index.html
- Postdoc fellowship Roman comedyAug 22Dienstag, 22. August 2023 09:55
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland)
Łukasz Berger has kindly asked for this information to be circulated:
We will be offering a two-year postdoc fellowship for a specialist in the metres of Roman comedy. The job is part of the research project "Conversation Analysis in Roman Comedy: Pragmatics, Prosody, and Performance" (2021/43/D/HS2/03113, Polish National Science Centre),
Workplace location: Collegium Maius, ul. Fredry 10, 61-701 Poznań (Poland)
Anticipated job starting date: 01.10.2023 or as soon as practicable thereafter
Monthly salary: approx. 7.700 PLN per month (gross)
Deadline for application: 15.09.2023
Job offer description:
The post-doctoral fellowship includes work on the preparation of an online database of Plautus' and Terence's comedies. The researcher will - under supervision and in collaboration with the principal investigator - annotate the corpus of Roman theatrical speech with a particular focus on metrical and prosodic phenomena. The post-doc fellow will also conduct their own research based on the tools and the methodology developed within the project. During the two years of the fellowship, we expect active dissemination of research results (conferences, publications in renowned journals).
Required research, teaching or mixed experience
* PhD in Classical Philology (in Literary Studies or Linguistics)*;
* a high level of knowledge of Latin meter and measures used in Roman comedy, also confirmed by some high-quality publications (e.g., in international journals, edited volumes).
* high communicative competence in academic and international contexts;
* excellent command of the English language (including in writing);
* self-reliance, good organization of work, ability to work in a team;
* experience in writing scientific publications and preparing conference presentations.
* good computer skills.
About the project:
The texts of Roman comedies by Plautus and Terence (roughly 250-159 BC) are invaluable testimonies for two different social practices: (i) they are play-scripts created by a vibrant theatrical tradition in ancient Rome, while (ii) containing a unique representation of everyday communication in early Latin. This project uses Conversation Analysis - a method of examining talk-in-interaction - to identify the intersections of these two co-existing dimensions. Our premise here is that a conversation-analytic inquiry can help us not only to identify the aspects of the comedy dialogue that mimic real-life conversations in Latin, but it can also give us insights into how the script was designed to be easily managed on stage, e.g. how the performers were able to coordinate and organize their actions during the show. We want to shed new light on some understudied aspects of the Republican-time stagecraft, by offering a first integrated approach to Pragmatics, Prosody, and performance. Arguably, this type of research can provide us with strong insights about the organization of the theatrical talk, identifying the tensions between the naturalistic representation of conversations and the artistically shaped dramatic discourse.
* Cover letter;
* Curriculum Vitae;
* Information on the Applicant's research (list of most relevant publications, participation in research projects, fellowships, awards)
* Scans of diplomas or certificates issued by colleges and universities attesting to education and degrees or titles held.
* Consent to the processing of personal data as follows: "In accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation of 27 April 2016. (OJ EU L 119/1 of 4 May 2016) I consent to the processing of personal data other than: first name, (first names) and surname; parents' first names; date of birth; place of residence (mailing address); education; previous employment history, included in my job offer for the purpose of the current recruitment."
*PhD title obtained within 7 years before joining the project [This period may be extended by a time of long-term (in excess of 90 days) documented sick leaves or rehabilitation leaves granted on account of being unfit to work. In addition, the period may be extended by the number of months of a childcare leave granted pursuant to the Labour Code and in the case of women, by 18 months for every child born or adopted whichever manner of accounting for career breaks is preferable].
- Three stipendiary Research FellowshipsAug 22Dienstag, 22. August 2023 09:52
Emmanuel College Cambridge
The Governing Body of Emmanuel College invites applications for three stipendiary Research Fellowships in any subject; all three Fellowships are for a three-year fixed term, and will commence on 1 October, 2024.
Applications will be accepted from any graduate of a university within or outside the United Kingdom. These Fellowships are intended for outstanding researchers early in their careers: eligibility for the competition will normally be restricted to Ph.D. candidates who are in the latter stages of their research and close to submission, or post-doctoral researchers who submitted their Ph.D. thesis on or after 1st October, 2022.
The current stipends are £36,519 for post-doctoral Research Fellows and £34,861 for pre-doctoral Research Fellows. Pre-doctoral Research Fellows will be responsible for any University fee they incur up to the level of a UK post-graduate student; the College will contribute the difference if a higher fee is applicable. Fellows are permitted to receive additional remuneration for up to six hours College or University teaching a week.
The online application process will be available from 21 August, 2023.
Fully completed applications must be submitted online by 5pm on Friday 29 September, 2023. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be accepted after this date.
Candidates must also ensure that the two nominated referees have submitted their references online by no later than 5 pm (GMT) on Thursday 5 October, 2023. Any late references will NOT be accepted after this date.
Emmanuel College is an open and inclusive community that has a policy of equality of opportunity for all. Applications are welcome regardless of background, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs or age.
- "Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road"Aug 21Montag, 21. August 2023 20:37
Advertisement of 2 Scholarships for Doctoral Studies (October 2024 - September 2028) in the Doctoral Program: "Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road"
The Graduate School Scholarship Program (GSSP) of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is offering two doctoral scholarships to carry out a doctorate within the framework of "Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road" program.
Applicants must have an outstanding Master's degree (MA, MSt or MSc) in the subject Iranian studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology, or East Asian Art and Archaeology, or be close to graduation. Doctoral researchers are expected to participate in Digital Humanities training offered as part of BerGSAS curriculum.
The doctoral program Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road<https://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/programme/silk-road/index.html> covers Asia since prehistoric times and Central Asia. It concentrates mainly on the range of attested languages and literatures of Buddhist, Manichaean, Zoroastrian, and Christian communities. The Turfan Collection in Berlin provides a unique opportunity to study original materials. A wealth of recently excavated archaeological sites and find materials in Central and Eastern Asia allow new approaches to a number of old questions concerning the complex cultural history along the Silk Roads. Applicants are free to choose their topic, and it is important to remember that artifacts and texts that have already been published often have a lot more to reveal than has already been discovered. The following is an indication of the kind of topics possible and is not intended to exhaust or limit the possibilities.
PhD proposals in the field of Iranian studies: The focus is of Iranian languages and literatures until Late Antiquity and about the main religious streams current in the Iranian area, including Zoroastrianism, its origins, evolution and spread in Central Asia. Welcome are linguistic topics, e.g., studies of the verbal system and a detailed analysis of its use in Middle Persian or Parthian texts, the transition between Middle Persian and New Persian, Studies of the Sogdian Buddhist and Christian text tradition, problems of dialectological variation relating to religious communities, scribal conventions. Also welcome are studies on Avestan linguistics. Literary studies could be e.g., the composition of Manichaean Parthian hymn-cycles or the analysis of the constitution of the Middle Persian Zoroastrian literature and its relationship to the Manichaean one, etc. The composition of the Avestan corpus in Central Asia or Eastern Iran and the reasons and processes leading to its spreading in Western Iran are also of central interest. Religious subjects, especially concerning the multifarious relationships between the Manichaean and the Zoroastrian doctrines and with other communities would provide many interesting research topics as do also other problems of Zoroastrianism and its relationship to other Iranian religions (like the Bactrian religious system). Pre-knowledge of the textual body to be studied and a good working knowledge of relevant research languages are indispensable.
PhD proposals in the field of archaeology and art history: Technical and statistical analyses of excavated finds, detailed in-depth studies of particular object groups or materials, archaeobotanical and zooarchaeological studies related to environmental and climate change and societal transformations are welcome. In processing the source material, a holistic view of the entire living environment from which the material originates and an understanding of a broad transregional interconnectedness of phenomena is expected. We encourage discussions on current issues of the interdependence of archaeology, art, cultural history and colonial history, decolonization, indigenous concerns and viewpoints, restitution.
Who can apply?
The call is only open to applicants who do not have German citizenship and who have not yet obtained a PhD. Applicants must not have been resident in Germany for more than since 1 December 2022. The Master's degree must not have been obtained before 1 March 2018.
The scholarships are available from 1 October 2024 (Winter semester 2024/25) for four years, subject to a satisfactory annual review. In accordance with DAAD guidelines, doctoral scholarship holders receive a stipend of 1,200 EUR a month, a travel allowance, a health, accident and liability insurance policy, allowances for study & research (family allowances, depending on the individual situation and upon request); support for a pre-sessional German language course. Plus, material resources of 1,000 EUR per year, managed through the academic supervisor's institute.
Applications must be submitted via the BerGSAS portal by 1 November 2023, 00:00 CET, quoting the reference 2024-BerGSAS-GSSP. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
The application procedure takes place in two stages:
Please register at the BerGSAS application portal: https://application.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas
After you have created a personal account, you can begin to fill in the application form and you can upload your documents. It is possible to save the application form temporarily and continue with the data entry at a later date. Applications must be submitted by 1 November 2023, 00:00 CET.
BerGSAS will invite shortlisted candidates to an online interview within two months of the application deadline.
BerGSAS will nominate the candidates selected for a scholarship to the DAAD. The DAAD will make the final decision and will inform you. Please note that admission to doctoral studies and the receipt of a scholarship is subject to assessment by the host university (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin or Freie Universität Berlin) and by the DAAD.
Your application documents:
If registered at BerGSAS application portal<https://application.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas>, you will find at the bottom of the form the list documents required. This includes among other things copies of various documents (which do not have to be officially certified!).
· Certificate of a language examination in English e.g., IELTS Academic or TOEFL, at least B2 level. Please note: At the Freie Universität, a C1 certificate is required
Certificates of any academic degree (B.A. and M.A.) or advanced qualifications indicating grades and explaining the grading system of your home university
Two letters of reference:
Please note, it is mandatory that the universiprofessors use the DAAD template for their letter of recommendation, which can be downloaded here: https://www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/recommendation.pdf