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Berliner Antike-Kolleg: Visiting Research Fellowships (1 to 3 Months)

Three Visiting Research Fellowships in 2015. Deadline: 30. November 2014

News from Nov 02, 2014

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.

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.

Applications should be emailed to by November 30, 2014 with the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Research proposal (max. 6 pages)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A published writing sample.

For further information on the BAK, Topoi and the RCAS, please visit our websites: and

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

Call for application [PDF] 

Application form [PDF]