CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR EIGHT DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (Ancient Studies and related disciplines)
The Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) with funding of the Einstein Centre Chronoi “Time and Awareness of Time in Ancient Societies” is offering at Freie Universität Berlin and at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 8 doctoral fellowships for the winter term 2018/19, starting on January 1st, 2019.
Receiving a fellowship is connected with the admission to the Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS) and participation in one of the graduate school’s five doctoral programs. Each program is based on a structured curriculum.
The five BerGSAS doctoral programs are:
- Ancient Languages and Texts (ALT)
- Ancient Objects and Visual Studies (AOViS)
- Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science (APhil/HistAS)
- Landscape Archaeology and Architecture (LAA)
- Languages and Cultures of the Silk Road (Silk Road)
We welcome applications by highly qualified graduates from any field of ancient studies, or from a closely related discipline. Applicants must hold an outstanding Master’s degree, or equivalent degree. This call is open for individual proposals. The PhD projects are therefore not required to connect thematically with the topic of the Einstein Center Chronoi “Time and Awareness of Time in Ancient Societies”. Any doctoral project that fits with the Center’s research topic is welcome. Each fellowship will include a stipend of 1365 euros per month to be awarded for two years, with an option to extend the support for a third year, depending on the positive evaluation towards the end of the second year.
The applying candidates are expected to inform themselves about the requirements concerning the admission to their doctoral studies before sending in the application form. Contacting the preferred supervisor beforehand is also necessary.
For further information about all the institutes involved and seminars participating, please visit: http://www.berliner-antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/programs.
For further inquiries please contact the BerGSAS Coordinators: Dr. Regina Attula, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Carmen Marcks-Jacobs, email@example.com
Candidates are asked to send their application including the documents listed below and referring to the application quoting reference number 2018-BerGSAS-EC-1 before 30 April 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required application documents (1 PDF, max. 10 MB):
- statement of purpose in applying to the PhD program (max. 3 pp)
- dissertation project synopsis (8-10 pp)
- working plan and schedule
- curriculum vitae (CV, resume)
- completed application form (download here: http://www.berliner- antike-kolleg.org/bergsas/ausschreibungen)
- two letters of recommendation
- copies of certificates of any academic degrees
- writing sample (15-20 pp)
- copies of certificates of English (C-1) and/or German (DSH-2) language skills