Three short-term fellowships at the Research Center of Ancient Studies (Berlin)

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 2015. 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. For further information on the BAK, Topoi and the RCAS, please visit our websites: http://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org and  www.topoi.org.

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.

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.