Bourse post-doctorale – Getty/ ACLS

Getty/ ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Getty Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) qre funding a new postdoctoral fellowship program for art historians.

ACLS will award up to 10 Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2017-18, which will be the first of three competition years. Fellowships will support an academic year of research and writing to be taken during the subsequent academic year. Awards carry a stipend of $60,000 as well as $5,000 for research and travel costs during the award period, and also will include a one-week residence at the Getty Center following the fellowship.

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There are no restrictions in terms of field specialization within art history or visual studies or with regard to nationality, but candidates must be within 6 years of receiving the PhD at the start of the fellowship.

Graduate and Doctoral fellowships – Universities of Cologne and Bonn

Graduate and Doctoral fellowships – Universities of Cologne and  Bonn

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two positions of Graduate Fellowship and one Doctoral Scholarship leading to a Ph.D. at the University of Bonn to begin on April 1st, 2017. Applications are welcome in all subjects of the Research Training Group in Bonn. Applications for the fields of Egyptology, Historical Geography and Islamic Archaeology are particularly desirable.

The positions/fellowship are for max. 3 years. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13 (for detailed information please see our website: The Ph.D. scholarship is 1.468 EUR per month.

The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focused along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions and House-holds as Economic Units’.

More detailed information can be found at:
The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer.

Inquiries in German or English can be sent to RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz ( and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann (

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by January 15th, 2017 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann at the following e-mail address: (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

Onassis 23rd Fellowship Program for International Scholars

Onassis 23rd Fellowship Program for International Scholars

The Foundation announces the twenty-third (23rd) annual Program of Scholarships starting on October 1st, 2017  which is addressed to non-Greek nationals, University Professors of all levels (Ph.D. holders), Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates. Applications are expected no later than February 28, 2017.

More information is available at

Bourse de doctorat – The Faculty of Arts, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Two fully-funded PhD positions in ancient history

Research project: ‘Constraints and Tradition. Roman power in changing societies’

The Faculty of Arts, Radboud University, Nijmegen (the Netherlands)

The project ‘constraints and tradition’ analyses how traditions influence the ways in which new systems of rule are communicated, contested and accepted in changing societies. Within the project, developments in specific ancient ‘media’ are traced over a long period of time (50BC to AD565) in order to show which traditions formed constraints in presenting Roman power. Findings will be analysed through notions of ‘shared field of experience’ and ‘anchoring’, adapted from communication theory and social psychology.

As PhD within the project, you will analyse your own ‘medium’ and trace chronological and geographical developments. In collaboration with the other researchers in this project, you will further develop the relevant theoretical notions. Alongside writing your PhD, you will also collaborate in research papers with the other researchers, and help organize (international) workshops.

Project 1 analyses developments in Roman central coinage. This was a crucial medium for broadcasting imperial representation. The PhD project pays attention to moments in which emphasis on ‘traditions’ in central coinage changed and on the development of ‘traditional’ messages on coins over time.

Project 2 analyses the ways in which imperial portraiture (busts and statues) emphasised or rejected tradition. Imperial portraits could resemble those of predecessors, or be iconographically innovative. This project will trace which styles or individual rulers were used as example of ‘tradition’, and when (within or between reigns) such role models were employed or disbanded.

For further information contact Prof. Olivier Hekster (Telephone: +31-(0)24 3612289; E-mail: o.hekster AT

The vacancy closes: 29-09-2016 (vacancy number 23.37.16).

Bourses – Dumbarton Oaks

Opportunities for Scholars at Dumbarton Oaks


Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, D.C., administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, internships, meetings, and exhibitions.


Fellowships are awarded to Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian scholars on the basis of demonstrated scholarly ability and preparation of the candidate, including knowledge of the requisite languages, interest and value of the study or project, and the project’s relevance to the resources of Dumbarton Oaks. We place great value on the collegial engagement of fellows with one another and with the staff.

Application and instructions are available online. The application deadline is November 1.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars who hold a PhD or appropriate final degree, or who have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research.

Junior Fellowships are awarded to degree candidates who at the time of application have fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD or appropriate final degree, and plan to work on a dissertation or final project while at Dumbarton Oaks, under the direction of a faculty member from their own university.

Summer Fellowships are awarded to scholars at any level beyond the first year of graduate (post-baccalaureate) study.

Mellon Fellowships, an initiative in urban landscape studies, are offered by the Garden and Landscape Studies program, and are intended for scholars and designers to pursue research on the history and current conditions of urban landscapes. Mellon Fellowships are governed by unique terms, and applications are due February 1. You may learn more about this opportunity on our website.


Additional Research Opportunities

Project Grants support scholarly projects by applicants holding a PhD or the equivalent. Support is generally for archaeological research, preservation of historic gardens, and the recovery, recording, and analysis of materials that would otherwise be lost.

Short-Term Predoctoral Residencies support advanced graduate students preparing for their PhD general exams, writing doctoral dissertations, or expecting relevant final degrees. Each residency provides up to four weeks of lodging and weekday lunches. Applications must be submitted at least sixty days before the preferred residency dates.

One-Month Research Awards support scholars with a PhD or other relevant final degree who are working on research projects that require use of Dumbarton Oaks’ books, objects, or other materials in the collections of the library or museum.

More information is available on our website.