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 www.onassis.org

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 let.ru.nl)

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.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017-2020 – Princeton University

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017-2020 – Princeton University


Princeton University Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences 2017-2020

Application postmark deadline: September 15, 2016


The Princeton Society of Fellows invites applications for three-year postdoctoral fellowships (2017-2020) for recent PhDs (from Jan.1, 2015) in humanities and allied social sciences.

FOUR appointments to pursue research and teach half-time in the following areas: Open discipline; Humanistic Studies; LGBT Studies; Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Annual salary: approx. $84,500.  For eligibility, fellowship and application details, see www.princeton.edu/sf.

PhD Position in Late Antiquity – University of Tübingen

PhD Position in Late Antiquity – University of Tübingen

The Emmy-Noether junior research group « power and influence: influencing emperors between antiquity and the middle ages“, which is based at the Tübingen department of Ancient History and affiliated with Collaborative Research Centre 923 « Threatened Orders“, offers one PhD position (65% 13 TV-L = about EUR 28000 minimum annual salary) starting in November 2016. The position is limited to 2 years with an optional one-year extension. The PhD project is investigating into the concepts and exercise of personal influence in the 5th and 6th centuries CE focusing on the east. For more information please refer to: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/16155.


– Excellent master’s degree in Ancient History or relevant subject
– Excellent teamwork skills and preparedness to engage in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research project spanning multiple epochs
– Good knowledge of Latin and Greek
– Proficiency in German (level B-C)

Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference. The University of Tübingen actively seeks to foster career opportunities for female researchers and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

Complete applications that include a cover letter, c.v., copies of relevant transcripts, a sample of work (e.g. a term paper or a publication), and a letter of recommendation are to be submitted by 30 July 2016 by E-mail or by post to:

Dr. Fabian Schulz
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Seminar für Alte Geschichte
Wilhelmstr. 36
72074 Tübingen