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 2013. The BAK is an institution of the Freie Uni-versität 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 con-nected 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 in-ternational academic exchange in Berlin. For further information on the BAK, Topoi and the RCAS, please visit our websites: 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 per-sonal resources concentrated in 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 include a letter of interest, a CV, a publication list, a research proposal (6 pages), 2 letters of recommendation, and a published writing sample. They should be directed to
Questions should be directed to Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christoph Markschies (chairperson of the BAK board of directors) at firstname.lastname@example.org.