Ancient History Doctoral Fellowship Program 2016, Germany

Publish Date: Apr 28, 2016

Deadline: May 10, 2016


One doctoral fellowship of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi for the 2016/17 winter semester (starting October 1st, 2016) is now open to applicants. Receipt of the fellowship is connected with admission to the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg and participation in the doctoral program “Ancient Languages and Texts”, which is based on a structured curriculum.

Applicants should have an exemplary university degree in Ancient History. Research Group B-1-1 investigates the transformation in concepts and strategies of power and rulership in Antiquity. Applicants should work on a doctoral thesis about the subject “Stable Systems? Risk and Uncertainty in the Ancient Economy“.

The project advisors will be Prof. Dr. Christian Wendt (Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin) und Prof. Dr. Neville Morley (School of Humanities, University of Bristol, UK).

The dissertation must be submitted at the Freie Universität and can be written in German or English.

The doctoral fellowship will include a stipend of 1350 euros per month to be awarded for two years, with an option to extend for a third year upon positive evaluation. A child allowance will be made available in accordance with DFG guidelines.

Application deadline and documents

Applications quoting reference number 2016-B1-CW and including the documents listed below should be emailed to by May 10, 2016.

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Application documents (1 pdf, max 10 MB)

  • Application form (Application form for doctoral fellowships)
  • Cover letter (2-3 pages)
  • Dissertation project synopsis
  • Work plan and schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae (Résumé)
  • Copies of degree certificates (language certifications included)
  • Two letters of recommendation  Writing sample (15-20 pages)

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