Research Center of Ancient Studies Visiting Research Fellowships 2017, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 06, 2017

Deadline: Jan 24, 2017

Call for applications: Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months)

The Research Center of Ancient Studies (RCAS) of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg (BAK) is accepting applications for three Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 months) in 2017.

The BAK is an institution of the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences (BBAW), the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK). It is a center for the promotion of ancient and classical studies and involves a wide spectrum of disciplines ranging from archeology and historiography to philology and philosophy, while also integrating the geosciences and other natural sciences. The BAK is closely connected to the Excellence Cluster “Topoi – The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations” with its more than 180 researchers. With the RCAS, the BAK provides a basis for international academic exchange in Berlin.

Fellowship applicants should have a doctoral degree and have achieved scholarly distinction in any of the fields relevant to the BAK. They should present projects which refer specifically to the institutional and personal resources concentrated in the BAK. Projects should take an interdisciplinary and innovative approach. Applicants should demonstrate that their projects are laid out for the time of the fellowship and that they will be able to show some (preliminary) results from their research done during their time at the BAK.

Before the submission of the application, the applicants are kindly asked to contact their Berlin-based colleague from one of the participating institutions, who will serve as a contact person during the applicants stay and who will also assist the project scientifically. The name of the contact person should be listed in the application documents.

The Visiting Fellows are expected to actively contribute to the structure and development of the BAK. International applications are particularly welcome.

The Visiting Fellows will receive a monthly net salary of approx. 3,500 Euro. In addition, Visiting Fellows can apply for extra funding for research expenses or for the organization of conferences.

Applications should include an application form, a letter of interest, a CV, a publication list, a research proposal (max. 3 pages), 2 references, and a published writing sample.

Please email your application to by January 24, 2017.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Henrike Simon (executive secretary of the Berliner Antike-Kolleg) at

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