Near Eastern archaeology Doctoral Fellowship Program 2016, Germany

Publish Date: Apr 28, 2016

Deadline: May 10, 2016


One doctoral fellowship in Research Group C-3 “Fragments, Ruins, and Space” 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 Objects and Visual Studies”, which is based on a structured curriculum.

In the research group, whose subject area deals with transformation, perception and reception of ancient spaces, Project C-3.1 deals with “Ctesiphon. The presentation of archaeological research in museum using the example of Sasanid and Islamic periods”. Within this framework the project deals with the ruins of Tacht-e Soleiman, Iran, a temple and palace of Sasanid – Islamic times. The recipient should pursue an original research project in conservation – restauration science focusing on investigation, analysis, conservation, and presentation of ceramic findings of the site.

Applicants should have an excellent university degree in Conservation-Restauration of archaeological materials

The project advisors will be Prof. Dr. Matthias Knaut (Study Programme ConservationRestauration/ Field Archaeology, HTW Berlin), PD Dr. Ute Franke and Dr. Stefan Weber (Museum of Islamic Art SMB – SPK), and Prof. Dr. Dominik Bonatz (Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology).

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-C3-MK and including the documents listed below should be emailed to by May 10, 2016. For more information, please visit and or

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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